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  Summer 2014: FLOURISH

  • Featuring "One Meal" by Janisse Ray
  • Nonfiction by Anne Grant
  • Fiction by Stefanie Freele
  • Poetry by Russell Brickey, Lauren de Paepe, Gary W. Hawk, Mercedes Lawry, Leslie Philibert, Jeremy Reed, and Bill Yake
  • A book review byJ.P. Kemmick

  Winter 2013: PROGRESS




  Summer 2013: ACCESS

  • Featuring "Waiting" by Rick Bass
  • Nonfiction by Jenner Harsha, Mark Rozema, and Denise Fisher
  • Fiction by Carl Corder
  • Poetry by Emily Strauss, Matthew Burns, Mercedes Lawry, Clark Chatlain, Jolie Kaytes, and Kira Knoles

  Winter 2012: WORK

  • Featuring "Come or Bleed" by Richard Manning
  • Nonfiction by Julia Corbett, Jenner Harsha, Nicholas Littman, and Stephen Thomas
  • Fiction by Laura Farmer
  • Poetry by Richard Vargas, M.R. Smith, Barbara Smith, Sean Prentiss, Jason Hess, Josh Slotnick, Lucas Brown, and Jeffrey Alfier

  Summer 2012: RESTORATION

  • Featuring "Yellowstoning the Treeburbs" by David Oates
  • Nonfiction by Sara Call, David Jachowski, and Erica Watson
  • Poetry by Roberta Feins, Ahimsa Bodhran, Sheryl Noethe, Mike McCormick, Laurel Nakanishi, Robin Keisic, David Salner, and Wendi Schupbach



  Winter 2011: BOUNDARIES

  • Nonfiction by Kim Todd, William Carleton, Hudson Spivey, and Carrie Laben
  • Fiction by Erica Olsen
  • Poetry by Jess Berry, John Calavitta, Jennifer White, David Tagnani, Jolene Brink, Richard Donnelly, and Jessica Babcock


Summer 2011

  Summer 2011: WATER

  • Featuring "Life on a River" by Rick Bass
  • Fiction & nonfiction by Emerald LaFortune, Sarah Weatherby, Micah Sewell, Tom Larsen, and Kim Heacox
  • Poetry by Alice Bolin, Maya Zeller, Mackenzie Cole, Steven Aguilar, Nicola Fucigna, Jim Skogen, and Noel Tague



  Winter 2010: DIVERSITY

  • Featuring "The River, On the Rising Tide" by Kathleen Dean Moore
  • Essays by Dr. Gerri Brightwell, Lauren Koshere, Richard Kempa, and Pat Musick
  • Poetry by George Brooks, Rose Postma, Molly Damm, Brett Defries, Charlotte Beard, Maya Zeller, Sherry O'Keefe, and Robert Pyle




  • Featuring "Why We Go A-Wolverining" by Douglas H. Chadwick
  • Nonfiction by Christopher Finke, Erica Bloom, M. Jackson, Rebecca Solnit, Kathleen Yale, and Beth Raboin
  • Fiction by Brian Schlott
  • Poetry by Elaine Shea, Harrison Rutledge, Grace Brogan, and Maya Zeller



  Winter 2009

  • Featuring "Dirty Old Town" by Edwin Dobb
  • Nonfiction by Tim G. Gibbons, Laura Pritchett, Alex Johnson, and Talasi Brooks
  • Fiction by Chris Linforth, Jeff Wood, and Steve Hammer
  • Poetry by Z. Cody Lee, Maya Jewell Zeller, Karen lennon, and Juned Subhan



  Summer 2009

  • Featuring "A Finger of Owls" by Julia Corbett and "Dogs and Dogs" by Phil Condon
  • Nonfiction by Margo Whitmire, Bethany Taylor, Michelle Lanzoni, and Darren M. Edwards
  • Fiction by Lily Bruzas
  • Poetry by Frank T. Byrne, Caleb Barber, Laura Dunn, Pepper Trail, Magda Sokolowski, Noelle Sullivan, Nathaniel Mohatt, and Lucas Farrell



  Winter 2008

  • Featuring "Snowpack" by Elizabeth Grossman
  • Nonfiction by Greg Peters, Michael Lukas, Russ Van Paepeghem, and Kalie Rider
  • Fiction by Scott Alexander Jones
  • Poetry by William Keener, Chris Clarke, Allen Braden, Brenna Moloney, and Katherine Standefer



  Summer 2008

  • Featuring "Sand" by Craig Childs
  • Nonfiction by Nathaniel Miller, Chavawn Kelley, Bryce Andrews, and Mike Quist Kautz
  • Fiction by Brant Cebulla and Katherine E. Standefer
  • Poetry by Jessica Babcock, Jeanine Stevens, Aleria Jensen, Matthew Kaler, Clark Chatlain, C.A. Dahl, Scott Jones, and Melissa Mylchreest


Winter 2007

  Winter 2007

  • Featuring "On Natural Beauty" by Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • Nonfiction by Craig Rigdon, Merrilyne Lundahl, and Matt Larson
  • Fiction by Jacoba Charles and Chad Dundas
  • Poetry by M. Frost, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Victor Charlo, Gary Hawk, Richard Kempa, Jessica Babcock, Jennifer Johnson, Melissa Mylchreest, David Morris, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Paul Willis, and Abby Chew


Spring 2007

  Summer 2007

  • Featuring "Outbound" by Gary Ferguson
  • Nonfiction by Frederick H. Swanson, Rob Rich, Kalie Rider, Dave Loos, Michael Fiebig, Matt Frank, and Michael Schweizer
  • Poetry by Dana Sonnenschein, Erika Frederickson, Richard Kempa, Heather Cahoon, Samantha Epstein, Carol Barrett, and Gary Hawk



  Winter 2006

  • Featuring an interview with Anna Lappe by Peter Metcalf
  • Nonfiction by Genevieve Jessop Marsh, Sharman Apt Russell, and Greg Gordon
  • Poetry by Jerry Mathes III, Heather Cahoon, Josh Slotnick, Jessica Babcock, and Jill Beauchesne



  Spring 2006: CONNECTIONS

  • Featuring "Moa Hunting" by Kim Todd
  • Nonfiction by Teresa Ponikvar, Heather McKee, Matthew S. Frank, and James McLaughlin
  • Fiction by Genevieve Jessop Marsh
  • Poetry by Jeremy Pataky and Jeff Ross


Fall 2005


  • Featuring "Hard Miles in the Dark" by Janisse Ray
  • Nonfiction by Hank Green, Cedar Brant, Catherine Meeks, and Jeff Gailus
  • Book Review of Michael Ableman's Fields of Plenty by Ariel Bleth
  • Poetry by Kim Stafford, Becca Hall, John Noland, Kathy Conde, and Craig Rigdon
Spring 2005

  Spring 2005

  • Featuring an interview with Robert Michael Pyle by Monica Wright
  • Nonfiction by Tracy Oulman, Becca Rose Hall, Jordan Fisher Smith, Robin Patton, Andrea M. Jones, Brooke Hewes, and Jesslyn Shields
  • Poetry by Robert Michael Pyle and Tom McCarthy
Fall 2004

  Fall 2004

  • Featuring "Romeo Shows Jamey the Door" by David James Duncan, "Most of All, the Quiet" by Susan Marsh, and "In the Neighborhood of Wolves" by Robin Patten
  • A photo essay by Chris and James Chapman
  • Poetry by Wendell Berry, Kathleen Yale, Peter Nash, and Laura A. Muson
Spring 2004

  Spring 2004: SPIRIT

  • Featuring "Walking On Water" by Derrick Jensen, "Whirlwind in the Desert" by Sacha Pealer, "Piercing the Crow's Eye" by Katie Yale, and "Working Slaughter" by P.J. DelHomme
  • Nonfiction by Annick Smith, Sarah Richey, and Becca Deysach
  • An interview with Bill McKibben by Allison Holt
  • An interview with OJack Turner by Adam French
  • Poetry by Roger Dunsmore, Laulette Hansen, and Brianna Randall

  Fall 2003

  • Featuring "Dust of Snow" by John Elder, "Beautiful River, Arms of God" by Susan Tomlinson, and "Low Murmur, Low Song" by Danielle Lattuga
  • Nonfiction by Wren Farris and Tami Brunk
  • An interview with Andrea Peacock by Margot Higgins
  • Poetry by Ryan Newhouse, Melissa Metthewson, Jeremy Watterson, and Jeff Kessler

  Spring 2003: RESTORATION

  • Featuring "Snaring Ghosts" by Kathy Marieb and "Where Fire and Water Meet" by Katharine Hyzy
  • Nonfiction by Ryan Newhouse, Travis Burdick, Daniel Berger, and Danielle Gardner
  • An interview with Bud Moore by Maureen Hartmann
  • Poetry by Kim Stafford, Rob Schlegel, Amy Ratto, and Tom Crawford

  Fall 2002

  • Featuring "Lingua Rediviva" by Robert Michael Pyle, "Reflections in the Eyes of Others" by Teresa Ponikvar, and "Mhondoro" by Bruce Byers
  • Nonfiction by Gary Hughes, Carrie Naughton, and Becca Deysach
  • An interview with Rick Bass by Kathy Marieb
  • Poetry by Claire Hibbs, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Muriel Zeller, Danielle Lattuga, and Drew McNaughton

  Spring 2002: THE BIG SKY

  • Featuring "Our Good Fortune" by David James Duncan and "Chambers" by Clara Sophia Weygandt
  • Nonfiction by Archie McMillan, Than Hitt, Katherine Romano, John Bateman, and Danielle Lattuga
  • An interview with Jennifer Ferenstein by Richarda Ruffle
  • Poetry by Nathan McKee, Bethanie Walder, Muriel Zeller, Carrie Naughton, and Katie McKalip

  Fall 2001

  • Featuring "Bitterroot" by Scott Russell Sanders, "Starlings, A Pig, and Four Deer" by James McLaughlin, and "Things Not Seen in a Rear View Mirror" by Debra Marquett
  • Nonfiction by Erin K. Sexton, Katherine Romano, and Shelly Truman
  • An interview with Jake Kreilick by Melissa Sladek
  • Poetry by Dave Tirrell, Danielle Lattuga, Clara Sophia Weygandt, and Jan Scher

  Winter/Spring 2001: RECREATION

  • Featuring "Tongtian He" by Peter Stark, "Mogasm" by Ari LaVaux, and "A Little about My Chainsaw, A Horse Named Pride, and Three Hundred Miles on a Bike" by James Lainsbury
  • Nonfiction by Clara Sophia Weygandt, Rick Stern, Becca Lawrence, Elizabeth White, and Meagan Boltwood
  • Fiction by Nate Johnson
  • An interview with Graham Johnson by Kyle McClure
  • Poetry by Sue Samson, Nathan McKee, Muriel Zeller, and T.E. Barrett

  Fall 2000

  • Featuring "Between the Lines" by Rick Bass, "The Point" by Steve Weathers, and "Life with Meadowlarks" by Cynthia Melcher
  • Nonfiction by Clara Sophia Weygandt, Heather Sarantis, Meagan Boltwood, and David Freiberg
  • An interview with Chad Howard by David Freiberg
  • Poetry by Nathan McKeen, Dave Tirrell, Clara Sophia Weygandt, and Sue Samson


  • Featuring "The Evolution of Revolution: A Brief History of Environmental Activism in the Northern Rockies" by Mary Anne Peine
  • Nonfiction by Jenny Flynn, Hank Fischer, Jake Kreilick, Len Broberg, Donald Snow, Rick Bass, Jeffrey Smith, and Pete Murney
  • A profile of Howie Wolke by Kyle McClure
  • Poetry by Beth Peluso and Janisse Ray


  • Featuring "For Better or for Worse: Trail Proposal Seeks Public Blessing" by Leeann Drabenstott and "Negligent Endangerment" by Dan Brister
  • Nonfiction by James Lainsbury, Dan Berger, Colleen O'Brien, Erica Olsen, Marianne Wanek, Ellen Meloy, and Dave Morris
  • A profile of Jack Ward Thomas by Ethan Hasenstein
  • Poetry by Sue Samson, Mark Bennion, and Terry Ryan

  Fall/Winter 1999

  • Featuring essays by William Kittredge, Clara Weygandt, and Michael Kustudia
  • Nonfiction by Dan Berger, Mary Anne Peine, and Ethan Hasenstein
  • A profile of Richard Manning by Anne Whitesides
  • Poetry by Allison Kreiss, Ken White, and Elise Schemm

  Summer 1999: EXOTICS

  • Featuring "Battle for the Clearwater" by Ethan Hasenstein
  • Nonfiction by Colleen O'Brien, Pete Murney, Ann Whitesides, Caroline Deppe, and Kim Todd
  • Fiction by Hilary Wood
  • Northern Rocky News by Tiffany Trent, Terry Ryan, and Ron Scholl
  • Poetry by Alison Kreiss
spring 1999

  Spring 1999: MATING AND BIRTH

  • Featuring "Of Birds and Men" by Terry Ryan
  • Reflections by Dorothy Patent, Erin Ebersberger, Rachel Wray, and Tiffany Trent
  • Essays by Roger Poirier adn Brian Glaspell
  • A profile of Ken Sleight (a.k.a. "Seldom Seen Smith") by Ron Scholl
  • Northern Rocky News by Bob Giordano and Dave Strohmaier
winter 1999


  • Featuring "Grouse Hunting" by Malcom Brooks and "The Poison Wait" by Steven Rinella
  • Reflections by Ian Frazier, Dave Strohmaier, Ian McCluskey, and Tara Gunter
  • "Antlered Skulls" by Lynn Sainsbury
  • A profile of Kate Davis by Tiffany Trent
  • Northern Rocky News by Jay Nichols, Sarah Heim-Jonson, Emily Miller, and Rick Stern
  • Poetry by Tammy Slater
summer 1998

  Summer/Fall 1998: WATER

  • Featuring "An Insider's View" by Chris Arthur and "History, Economy, Landscape: A Look at Montana Ranching" by Sarah Heim-Jonson
  • Reflections by Elizabeth Heron, Ian McCluskey, and Ron Tschida
  • Essays by Erin Ebersberger and Steven Rinella
  • A profile of Joe McDowell by Rachel Wray
  • Northern Rocky News by Pete Murney and Shelley Truman
  • Poetry by Benjamin John Ahlgren

  Spring 1998: BORDERS

  • Featuring "Howling Over Wolves" by Ron Scholl and "Debating Burns' Proposed Bill and Tribal Jurisdiction" by Pete Murney, Gordon and Cheryl Belcourt, and Alan Mikkelsen
  • Reflections by Chase Reynolds Ewald and Ian McCluskey
  • "Dissolving Boundaries: The Landscape of Cooperation" by Dan Kemmis
  • An interview with Janine Benyus by Jay Nichols
  • Northern Rocky News by Katie Litle, Ron Tschida, Peter Bring, and Kami Rogers
  • Poetry by C.L. Rawlins
winter 1998

  Deep Winter 1998: ROADS

  • Featuring "At the Edge of Headlights" by Ian McCluskey and "Wildland Roads: Interim Policy Elicits Questions" by Bethanie Walder, Hal Rowe, David Havlick, and Phil Knight
  • Refelctions by David James Duncan, Carol Ann Bassett, and Doug Johnson
  • An interview with Gloria Flora by Leann Drabenstott
  • Northern Rocky News by Ron Tschida, Debra Dickey, John Adams, and Rick Thompson
  • Book reviews of Rick Bass's The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness and Tim Clark's Averting Extinction: Restructuring Endangered Species
  • Poetry by Janisse Ray
fall 1997

  Winter 1997

  • Featuring "Neosho" by Dan Crockett and "Manu" by Christine Paige
  • Reflections by Judy Blunt, Ron Carlson, Caron Campbell, and Rachel Wray
  • Northern Rocky News by Meg Hahr, Sydney Cook, Billy Stern, and Katherine Deuel
  • A profile of Bud Moore by Meg Hahr
  • Book reviews of Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America and The Next West: Public Lands, Community, and Economy in the American West
fall 1996

  Fall 1996

  • Featuring "The Forest of Words" by Richard Nelson
  • Essays by Henri Bensussen, Duncan Adams, Doug Johnson, Caron Campbell, John Cooley, Paul W. Birkeland, Irma Ireland O'Brien, Robert E. Druchniak, Tommy Youngblood-Petersen, Guy Hand, James Taylor III, Cara Blessley, and Melissa Walker
summer 1995

  Summer 1995

  • Featuring "Crowhart" by Rick Craig, "Venom" by Carla Abrams, "Flight of the Water Ouzel" by Colin Chrisholm, "River of Souls" by Joy Mae Gouker, and an untitled essay by Helen Wagenvoord
  • Poetry by Katie Deuel, Dave Thomas, Leslie Budewitz, Jack Fleming, John Holbrook, and Eric Rutar

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