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'Thorny devil's clubs' win local second in state poetry contest


Sunny Rice

It's a frustrating plant when out fishing, but the prickly devil's club won Petersburg's Sunny Rice second in a statewide Salmon Haiku Contest.

Sponsored by The Salmon Project, a group focused on exploring the deep relationship Alaskans have with wild salmon, the second annual Salmon Haiku Contest ran from May 1 to May 15 and encouraged participants to express their understanding of salmon habitat through poetry.

This year, over 1,000 entries submitted across Alaska were judged, said Emily Kurn, with Thompson and Co. Public Relations. Rice received second in the adult category. Three studen...

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