Marjorie Kowalski Cole
(1953 - 2009)
Marjorie Kowalski Cole was a writer of poetry, short stories and novels. She won the 2004 Bellwether Prize (for previously unpublished works of fiction which address issues of social justice) with her first novel Correcting the Landscape. The novel deals with the travails of the editor of an alternative weekly paper in Fairbanks, Alaska, his growing friendship with one of his staff, and his struggle against an environmentally damaging development. A second novel, A Spell on the Water, will be published posthumously as will a poetry collection Inside, Outside, Morningside.