As caribou encounter the oil pipeline on Alaska's North Slope and cranes navigate their way through the towering mountains of the Alaska Range, Archives of the Air brings the reader into contact with the strange and fascinating world of the far north. A day-long canoe trip on an Alaskan river, and poems from Morgan's residency in Denali National Park, combine with explorations of history, art, and family in this wide-ranging collection by one of Alaska's most celebrated poets. Archives of the Air is John Morgan's sixth book of poetry. He lives in Alaska, where for many years he directed the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "With a mix of curiosity and wariness, he ponders berrying bears, the mentally-fragmented homeless and the American Taliban."--The Bellingham Herald.