The Catch: Fresh

“Looking Out” is a watercolor by local artist Darla Church of the view above Eyak Lake from the mountainside of Mt. Eccles, a popular hiking area for Cordovans.

By Hasan Bowman
For The Cordova Times

Fresh mushrooms
Fresh plants
Just waiting for you
On a landscape of mossy mats.

About the Author

Hasan Bowman grew up playing with plants, eating wild greens, and leaving them gifts of thanks. When he moved to Cordova at age 3, he became obsessed with picking mushrooms. At age 8, he now cooks and eats his mushrooms, too.

About the Artist

“Looking Out” is a watercolor by local artist Darla Church of the view above Eyak Lake from the mountainside of Mt. Eccles, a popular hiking area for Cordovans. Darla is a retired teacher and future Problem Solving coach who has enjoyed art all of her life. She is the designer and artist of “Ice, Iron and Fire” in the lower entrance of the Cordova Center.

What’s The Catch?

This poem and painting were originally published in the “Fresh” themed Spring 2022 edition of The Catch, Cordova’s literary & arts quarterly publication. The Catch can be viewed at library or accessed online at the Cordova Public Library Facebook page. From the main menu, go to photos then to the album titled The Catch.  Click the cover image for a link to the entire publication. The Catch is edited by city librarian Jillian Gold. To receive a free digital copy of The Catch or for more information, email jllian.cordovapubliclibrary@gmail.com.

Submit to the summer edition

The Catch is accepting submissions for the Summer edition until this coming Wednesday, June 15. The theme is “Wonder”.

Submit to jillian.cordovapubliclibrary@gmail.com, or mail Cordova Public Library, ATTN The Catch, PO Box 1170, Cordova, AK 99574, or stop by the library’s circulation desk.

All ages. All mediums. No entry limit.