Sailing by Ravens
Distributed for University of Alaska Press
In Sailing by Ravens Hughes draws on her more than thirty seasons working Alaska waters and weaves personal experiences and her love of the sea with the history and science of navigation. The poems explore the excitement and confusion inherent in finding one’s way in love and in life. They give insight into life in the Far North and as a fisherwoman in a heavily male profession. And they show that sometimes the best directions to follow are those that come from the natural forces in our lives. Hughes deftly navigates “the wavering, certain path” of a woman’s heart, leaving a trail that will inspire readers in their own journeys.