BSNC shareholder and poet Roberta “Buffy” McKay recently had her poetry titled Salt & Roses published by Cirque Press. In Salt & Roses, McKay looks hard at life across a range of free verse, villanelles and haikus. McKay, who is of Inupiaq and Scottish descent, enjoys writing about memory, time and place and has written poems since age 3. First published in the We Alaskans section of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anchorage Daily News in 1993, her work has appeared in various literary journals. She has won scholarships to the Community of Writers, Olympic Valley, Calif. and Billy Collins’ master class at The Key West Literary Seminar and remains grateful for their value and life lessons.
Cirque Press, published in Anchorage, Alaska, is a regional journal created to share the best writing in the region with the rest of the world. This regional literary journal invites emerging and established writers living in the North Pacific Rim—Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Alberta, British Columbia and Chukotka. Salt & Roses can be purchased on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QK3X2NK.