Fat Ptarmigan

Fat Ptarmigan
441 W. 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501


For a pizza adventure
visit the craftsman      Guy
at the rotund snow chicken –
corner of E and 5th.

A culinary Sourdough
performing magic
with a thinly stretched
smoky crust,
homemade mozzarella,
and build your own
add-ons: basil and tomato – my choice.

I savored the tangy sauce with fresh herbs
cleverly complimented with
Denali Brew – a hoppy
making IPA; refreshing
after a balmy Tony Knowles ride.

Service at the tundra bird
resembled Florida
in my opinion, not
the land of the polar night.

So, if you’re thinking
of changing your plumage,
consider a stop in Anchorage –
follow the wild yeast.


Contributed by: Anni Johnson, a poet and artist from Owego, N.Y. She has an Associate’s Degree from Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Anni’s work has appeared in Sappho’s Circle and RiverRead. She is cover designer for SUNY Press poetry book “Poems of Wine & Tavern Romance.” You can visit her website here at www.annijvisualartist.com!

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  1. Forrest Pasky

    July 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    You do a great job with these. It’s a very engaging format.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 24, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Thanks! I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. Jerry T. Johnson, Writer

    July 24, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Reblogged this on Jerry T. Johnson, Writer and commented:
    Wow! this looks good! the poem and the pizza!

  3. youthfoodblog

    July 24, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Love the last figurative words: “follow the wild yeast.” So clever!

  4. fortyandeverythingafter

    July 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I so want to go here and eat this beautiful pizza. I can almost smell it 🙂

  5. First Poem Published – Anni Johnson

    July 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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