Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.: The light on that stretch of the river that day made me think of the coming winter with hope, the cleansing scour of the north wind, the soft pink of the bluffs and banks surrounding the icy blue of the water presaging Peg Duthie’s December reflection. Poet Peg Duthie: Writing sharpens what I think and amplifies what I feel. Success: when my arranging of words moves someone to say “Oh!” or “Yes!” or to demonstrate love or to be more here.
Photographer Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana. Poet Peg Duthie was born in Texas to parents from Taiwan. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she tends to Prairie Fire peppers and French “Brave Heart” hollyhocks, paddles on Percy Priest Lake and the Cumberland River, and hikes around Radnor.