Peggy Shumaker’s new and selected collection of poems, Cairn, will be published in 2018. She was honored by the Rasmuson Foundation as its Distinguished Artist and she served as Alaska State Writer Laureate. Shumaker is the author of eight books of poetry. Her lyrical memoir is Just Breathe Normally. Professor emerita from University of Alaska Fairbanks, Shumaker teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA at PLU. She serves on the Advisory Board for Storyknife, and on the board of the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. Shumaker is contributing editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, editor of the Boreal Books series, and editor of the Alaska Literary Series at University of Alaska Press.