Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in Stehekin, Washington, a remote community in the North Cascades. She’s the author of five books including two new in 2015: Reclaimers and 100 Skills You’ll Need for the End of the World (as We Know It). Her previous books include the memoir/history Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus, winner of the River Teeth literary nonfiction prize, and two essay collections, Potluck and Now Go Home. Her work appears regularly in journals and magazines such as Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Ecotone, Brevity, Portland, and High Country News, and she has twice been a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. After working many years on backcountry trail crews, she now teaches and serves as Assistant MFA Program Director for Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.
ARTICLES FEATURING ANA MARIA
Wilderness, Innocence, and Responsibility
How can we as individuals and as a nation best care for the damages — environmental, social, cultural — we’ve done?...