This is the website for Alaskan author Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum (also known as Cait Buxbaum). You can buy her books online or locally at Black Birch Books (Wasilla), Fireside Books (Palmer) and The Writer’s Block (Anchorage). If you are a member of the Mat-Su Library Network, you may also borrow her books from the Wasilla and Palmer Public Libraries, as well as the Mat-Su College library.
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Praise for Interstitials
We’re in the midst of a poetic gold rush in Alaska, with so many poets producing great work from all corners of the state. Alaskan poets are more diverse than ever before, and their writing touches on subjects that go beyond the stereotypical alpenglow and aurora-tinted images of the past. Caitlin Buxbaum is a great example. Her poems tackle everything from school lockdowns to the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, but there’s something of her Alaskan upbringing that tints each poem.
— David Cheezem, poet & founder of Fireside Books
“A wide-ranging work, tackling love, loss, partnership, self, family, place, and so many other things. There is much here that speaks to me. More than one poem stopped me in my tracks and made me read again. Not because I didn’t understand, but because I wanted to feel it again.”
— Dave S. Koster, author of The Dark Queen of Darkness