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By Dan Rudy 

Rasmuson awards Wrangell poet with fellowship


This year the Rasmuson Foundation has presented a Wrangellite with an $18,000 fellowship for literary arts. Vivian Prescott, currently of Sitka, received the award in order to conduct research and complete a poetry manuscript.

“It’s about migration and living among Alaska Native peoples,” she explained.

Born and raised in Wrangell, her family can be traced back on the island for five generations. Prescott’s upcoming work relates the worldviews of her Saami and Finnish heritage to the landscape of Southeastern Alaska, and explores how those worldviews relate with her family intermarr...

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