R.I.P. Richard Dauenhauer, one of the outstanding poets, translators and scholars of Alaska. With his Tlingkit wife Nora, Richard worked on translating texts from the Tlingkit archives and was sometime Poet Laureate of Alaska. He and Nora helped me with my book on Sitka spruce, the tree native to the Pacific northwest coast, taking me for a memorable picnic on the beach near their home in Juneau. He will be sadly missed.