Dr. Vivian Faith Prescott

Alaska, United States

Member Since: 10/21/2013

Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaskan born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She lives in Wrangell at her family’s fishcamp. Vivian is from the Sámi nation, in addition to Irish, Norwegian, and German heritage.  She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska Anchorage and holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies, as well an a M.A. in Cross Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Vivian is the author of one poetry collection and two poetry chapbooks. She is the founder and co-facilitator of Blue Canoe Writers in Sitka and Flying Island Writers and Artists in Wrangell, Alaska, in addition to an online Facebook group, Matki Writers, for Sami-American writers. Together with her daughter, Vivian Mork Yeilk', she facilitates a popular Alaskan Facebook page "Planet Alaska," promoting Alaskan writers and artists (with an emphasis on Alaska Native writers and artists) including spotlighting Alaska Native and environmental issues. Vivian is also the founding editor and publisher at Petroglyph Press, a regional chapbook press dedicated to publishing emerging Southeast Alaskan writers and artists.  


Website: http://www.vivianfaithprescott.com

Twitter Username: @poet_tweet


  • The Hide of My Tongue , Plain View Press (January 2012)
  • Sludge , Flutter Press (2012)
  • Slick , White Knuckle Press (2010)
  • Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes , QuillsEdge Press (October 1, 2016)


  • Rasmuson Fellowship(2015)
  • Colorado Prize for Poetry, Semi-Finalist (2015)
  • F Magazine Poetry Award(2013)
  • Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence(2011)
  • Boulevard Magazine Emerging Poets Award, Honorable Mention(2010)
  • Fellowship, Cross Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006)
  • Cortland Auser Award, Assoc. of Ethnic Studies(2002)


  • Founding Editor at Petroglyph Press (January 2014 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Cross Cultural Studies from University of Alaska Fairbanks (May 2008)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Alaska Anchorage (December 2011)
  • Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Studies/Indigenous Knowledge Systems from University of Alaska Fairbanks (May 2004)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry