Since 2009, the Denali Artist-in-Residence Program has included writers and poets. Below, you can find links to work inspired by their time in Denali.
NPS Photo / Jake Frank
Read a copy of Heacox's donated essay, "A Letter to Ade Murie"
(two pages, PDF 56kb)
Read a copy of Holleman's donated writings, "The Questions We Ask: A Teraptych"
(seven pages, PDF 94kb)
Read a collection of seven poems by Schandelmeier, "Denali Poems"
(eight pages, PDF, 77kb)
Did You Know?
Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.