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John E. Smelcer - Author

John E. Smelcer was born in 1963, and is of Ahtna Athabaskan Indian descent. Currently the Executive Director of the Ahtna Tribe's Heritage Foundation, he has held visiting professorships at universities around the world. He earned a doctorate in comparative literature in 1993 and a masters degree in literature and humanities in 1991. He is faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

His work appears in numerous international anthologies by the likes of Random House, Dover, and American Indian Press. In 1994 he edited Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry (Salmon Run & American Indian Press). His poems have appeared in such periodicals as The Atlantic Monthly, and he is poetry editor at Rosebud, among the nation's most prestigious quarterlies of poetry and fiction.

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Edge of Nowhere
John E. Smelcer
This is an astonishing tale of survival 'with more psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe*'; very poignant and based on true events. It delves deeper into its themes of survival and endurance than his previous novel The Great Death and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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The Great Death
John E. Smelcer
Two sisters bravery in the face of extreme physical adversity is lyrically and touchingly told in this story of survival in the Alaskan wilderness long, long ago. When a stranger comes to Millie and Maura's small community he warns of...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2009
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