Poetic Injustice

Ramblings From Alaska

by Jackson S. Whitman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781553690603

About the Book

This book is a collection of poetry written over a 10-year period by a research and management biologist who loves unpeopled places. Most were originally scribbled in mosquito-flecked field notebooks while the author camped on some unnamed backwater slough or wind-swept mountaintop. It is about living and working in the western Interior or in a small coastal town of Southeast. Many of the works selected for this collection are cmically cynical portrayals of life in the Great Unknown, of existing in remote bush villages (and loving it), or of the wildlife (human and otherwise) that share this vast and magnificent wilderness called Alaska.

About the Author

Jack Whitman was raised in the mountains of central Idaho. In 1981, he migrated north to Alaska, where he worked as a biologist and pilot, specializing on large predators and their relationships with their prey. He lived 6 years in the Copper River basin of southcentral Alaska, then 11 years in the small western Interior village of McGrath. In 1993 and 1994, he took a sabbatical from his duties in Alaska and worked on ecological studies of Siberian tigers andAmur leopards in the Russian Far East. In 1998 he transferred to southeasteern Alaska, and currently resides in Sitka. He has authored many technical manuscripts on a variety of wildlife subjects, as well as numerous popular articles. He has been a trapper, hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman his entire life.