Isle Royale Reflection
"Isle Royale was my first artist residency, and it was a life-changing experience. The peace of the Dassler Cabin out on rocky, windy, wet Scoville Point gave me ample time to write, think, and consider the amazing gift of wilderness in our noisy modern world. Solitude like that is rare today. My experience there stays with me, and I’m still in touch with my friends who were the artist caretakers at the time, Dick & Mary Scheibe. I still tell anyone who’ll listen about the beauty of this island national park called Isle Royale, and I look forward to when I can return and visit again."
Excerpt from "Daybreak"
Early as shapes emerge gray after black.
About the Artist
Andrew C. Gottlieb lives and writes in Irvine, California. His work has appeared in many journals including American Fiction, Arts & Letters, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, The Fly Fish Journal, Mississippi Review, Orion, Poetry Northwest, and Tampa Review. He’s been writer-in-residence in a number of wilderness locations, including three national parks: Isle Royale (August 26th to September 13th, 2003), Everglades, and Denali. His latest poetry chapbook is Flow Variations (Finishing Line Press, December 2017.) An essay of his about his stay at Isle Royale appears in the anthology Permanent Vacation 2 (Bona Fide Books, 2018.) Say hello to Andrew on his personal webpage.
Last updated: December 26, 2019