Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings, an essay collection coming out with University of Alaska Press in November 2020. Her essays blend research with reverie and have previously appeared in publications such as Flyway, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ocean State Review, and Alaska Magazine.
As a scholar and teacher of the essay, Corinna’s critical writing appears in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory of Creative Writing. She writes about teaching for Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. Her freelance work appears in 49 Writers and the Rasmuson Foundation’s Artists of Alaska series and in Yukon North of Ordinary.
Corinna holds degrees from Pomona College and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and she earned a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri. With the support of a 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2018 Alaska Literary Award, and a 2020 Rasmuson Award, Corinna is now writing an ekphrastic essay collection (project origin story here). It looks at contemporary Alaska and Yukon artworks, it goes out on the land, and it searches for ways to live with colonial history.