Marybeth Holleman Discusses TENDER GRAVITY in Interview with Trustees for Alaska

Marybeth Holleman’s first book of poetry, “tender gravity,” came out this month, and we’re excited to host an in person reading on Sept. 8 so she can share it with you. We hope you can make it.

(If you can’t get to the event in Anchorage, we’ve got you covered with a virtual event on Sept. 15.)

Marybeth grew up in North Carolina’s Smokies and came to Alaska a few years before the Exxon Valdez oil spill. She has long written about natural places in essays and advocacy work, and has published several nonfiction books, “The Heart of the Sound” and “Among Wolves.”

In her debut book of poetry, she considers the wisdoms expressed through sundew and sphagnum, a paddling trip and a charging bear, constellations and the tiniest bog plant, always with yearning and a draw of breath.