Journal will release ‘Rising Voices’ issue No. 21 on Saturday


Whitefish Review will release “Rising Voices” issue #21 on Saturday with a celebration at Casey’s in downtown Whitefish. The new issue features nearly 40 authors, poets, photographers, and artists including interviews with actor Michael Keaton and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Fahrenthold.

The evening will feature readings by Montana’s poet laureate, Lowell Jaeger, along with poet Amy Pearson, according to a news release from Whitefish Review. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and readings start at 7:30 p.m.

Jaeger served as the lead editor for “Rising Voices” and has been the poetry editor at Whitefish Review for the past eight years. In August, he was selected for a two-year term as Montana’s newest poet laureate. He serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell.

“For this issue of Whitefish Review, we sent forth a call for poems, stories, essays, and images which illustrate the powerful and mysterious force within us that wants us to move, make noise, shape the earth, and arrange words on the page,” said Jaeger.

Pearson’s newest poetry book, “100 Days of Solitude” (Many Voices Press, 2017) is based on her experience in the Bob Marshall Wilderness as a fire lookout. She works as a professor of Humanities at Flathead Valley Community College.

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