Emily Moore

is now a graduate student at the University of California Berkeley, where she studies Tlingit art of southeast Alaska. She earned a MFA in writing from West Virginia University and met the love of her life—in Alaska—the summer after this essay was written. her essays appear in Shenandoah, Ballyhoo Stories, Phantasmagoria, and Oregon Quarterly.

Red Right Returning

9 June, Sitka, Alaska Coming back, diving in—Papa meets me at the Sitka airport and we drive to the Medeia, peer at the small orange submarine, the Delta, lashed to her deck.…