Join award-winning poet and photographer Jennifer Preston Chushcoff as she journeys through Washington's foggy forests, waterfalls, cranberry bogs and nature preserves to gather 48 poems, 103 full-color photos and hundreds of interesting facts.
Combining her love of science, the natural world and language, Jennifer travels 3,700 miles, from the wild Pacific coastline to the mysterious Scablands. She returns with expressive photos and intimate poems that examine questions of faith and mortality to geological processes and the structure of snowflakes. Interlaced throughout are facts about Washington's agriculture, climate and geography. A Name the Rain Dictionary, Northwest Pronunciation Guide and conservation tips are also included.
Explore the seasons of the Evergreen State as she reveals the intricate connection of water to our past, present and future.
WA is Water was awarded a TAIP Grant by the Tacoma Arts Commission and a Gold Medal by Independant Publishers.


"Chushcoff's photography is highly atmospheric, edited for misty edges and emotional saturation." Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune


"Her exploration of water in our state is a visual, scientific, and spiritual journey through native ecosystems large and small . . . Chushcoff's triplicate approach to the subject is intriguing and informational. The macro photography lends an intimate feeling which is supported by the poems, while the scientific facts lend an academic credibility to the project. I enjoy the juxtaposition of research and whimsy present in this project and in its creator." Traci Kelly, Tacoma Arts Commisioner


Product details

  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0998407616
  • ISBN-10 : 0998407615
  • Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
  • Publisher : Autumn's End Press (November 29, 2016)
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.65 x 8 inches
  • Language: : English

WA IS WATER: An Intimate Portrait



    Preston Chushcoff

    Pacific Northwest


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