Creative Writing and Literary Arts
MFA, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Eva Saulitis has taught English and creative writing since 1999. Dissatisfied with the objective language and rigid methodology of science, she turned to creative writing-poetry and essay- to develop another language with which to address the natural world. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Northwest Review, Carnet de Route, Seattle Review, Ice-Floe, Connotations, and Kalliope.
| ||Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas |
Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcas. It is a moving portrait of the interconnectedness of humans with animals and place-and of the responsibility we have to protect them.
| ||Many Ways to Say It|
This collection of lyric poems, is a series of prayers, cries, dispatches, observational records, secret messages, weather reports, daily logs, love poems, trespasses, confessions, letters, and songs. A trained marine biologist, Eva Saulitis uses poetry as a tool to push past the laws of biology-objectivity and detachment-to get as close as she can get to the harsh inner and outer place she calls home.
| ||Leaving Resurrection|
Leaving Resurrection is one woman's love poem to the Alaskan places and people that have taken possession of her soul. These gentle, richly perceptive, beautifully rendered stories take readers straight to the heart of Alaska. And like all fine writing, it leaves you aching for more.