Born in Stockton, California in 1937 Jim Hunter arrived in Alaska in 1955 at eighteen years of age. He served four years as an Air Force radar operator, graduated from San Francisco State College in 1963 with a degree in Creative Writing. He worked as a pizza cook, prison guard, newspaper reporter, psychiatric technician, substitute teacher, and radio announcer before returning to Fairbanks in 1966. Hunter has published over 100 articles on Alaska, Mexico, and the western U. S. In 1976 Chronicle Books of San Francisco published his widely acclaimed guide to Mexico's Baja Peninsula, OFFBEAT BAJA. His first book of poetry, Messages From Raven, placed among a select group of finalists in the 1987 NEW LETTERS LITERARY AWARDS sponsored by the University of Missouri. In 2002 Hunter published the second book in this trilogy, Messages From The Bombing Range, which also received high praise from around the United States. Hunter has worked in Alaska for many years as an insurance adjuster. In 1985 he and Marilyn J. Mount, a counselor in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, were married. In 2004 Hunter's exciting novel, Mike, Charley and Wolf, a story of life in Alaska's wilderness will be published. Alternating between a remote cabin in the Alaska Range Mountains south of Fairbanks and their home in town, Jim and Marilyn Hunter continue to live and to work in Alaska's still wild Interior.
Messages from the Mountainsby Jim Hunter
This is the third and final book in Jim Hunter's trilogy following Messages From Raven 1988, which won national honors, and Messages From the Bombing Range, 2002 which also gained wide attention. "Less frequently", as one critic put it, "comes a poet who moves across the Earthly landscape with giant strides, his insights into the human condition hurled like
This is the third and final book in Jim Hunter's trilogy following Messages From Raven 1988, which won national honors, and Messages From the Bombing Range, 2002 which also gained wide attention. "Less frequently", as one critic put it, "comes a poet who moves across the Earthly landscape with giant strides, his insights into the human condition hurled like thunderbolts one minute, and whispered gently into our ears the next. " Hunter is one of those. As in his earlier books Hunter takes his readers not just into the wildest and most dangerous of Alaska's northern places, but also into the wilds of their own hearts. Places which they may not have intended to visit, but in this book may joy in discovering! It will prove an exciting journey, for those willing to embark upon it; to read what messages in this century the mountains, via Jim Hunter's keen and dedicated eye, are so clearly sending us.
Also by Jim Hunter Messages from the Bombing Range
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