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Pataky stays close to the music of silence, turning his gaze to the capsizing boundaries between interior and exterior worlds. We feel his persistent concern with shelter, his awareness of the distances between people, and of the barometric pressures of isolation. Overwinter is an exquisite surveying of depths, a book of immense beauty and witness, its light “forging colors from air.”                                                                   —Joanna Klink


Jeremy Pataky is the author of Overwinter, published by the University of Alaska Press in the Alaska Literary Series. He earned an MFA at the University of Montana. He is publisher of Porphyry Press and co-publisher of Edible Alaska magazine, and lives primarily in McCarthy, Alaska. For ten years, he served the literary nonprofit 49 Writers, Inc, first as a co-founding board member and later as its longest-running executive director. Jeremy's was a recent participant in the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)’s In a Time of Change (ITOC) program, and has been awarded writing residencies at PLAYA, in rural Oregon;  Willowtail Springs, near Mancos, Colorado; and Jenni House Artist Residency program in Whitehorse, Yukon. 

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