Featured Poets 2007
Kenneth E. Warfel is a wanderer and a searcher. Born in a small town in PA, Clarks Summit, he has had more jobs than the Penn population of many small towns. Going to Alaska in 1958, he settled on his homestead, cleared the land and built a 1600 square for his family of 6. While homesteading, flying as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, working in the college post office and attending the University of Alaska, he was one of the five Alaska’s Flying Poets, reaching out to the high school students around the interior with contemporary poetic works of living poets. Coming to Bellingham in 1970, he fished commercially as a gill-netter around Puget Sound and Bristol Bay, Alaska. Although he has traveled around the country, his poems are more of a state of mind than one of a geographic setting.