Hometown: Washington

Website: http://www.sierrahgolden.com/

Dates in Sitka: 2013-03

Golden is a poet and fisherman from Washington State. She spent the summer of 2012 working on F/V Challenger, seining for salmon in Southeast Alaska. Sierra has spent time living or traveling in Alaska, North Carolina, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. Her writing focuses on natural environments, small towns, and work, especially that of the commercial fishing industry in Southeast Alaska.
She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University, and her literary honors include an Academy of American Poets Prize and a Susan C. Boynton Poetry Prize. Her work can be seen in Coldflashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska, Cirque, Fourth River, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. In addition to her work as a writer and fisherman, she is the poetry editor for Raleigh Review.