Join us for John Burgess who reads from his new book – “By Land,” on 3.26.15


Musical Guest: Keylin Mayfield

Well, I make rhythmic, melodic sounds that kind of resemble songs with a guitar shaped box and strings. And I play anywhere I can, mostly around Snohomish and King county. You can find my sounds on Facebook and Soundcloud.

Featured Poet: John Burgess

John, whose new book “by Land…” a riff on the Journals of Lewis & Clark, releases Feb. 28 from Ravenna Press. Copies will be available for $10 that evening.

Ravenna is excited to announce, a bit belatedly, John Burgess’ new book, “by Land…”, his fourth collection from Ravenna Press, a multi-voiced re-experiencing of the land voyage of Lewis & Clark. The book follows a narrative arc based on his intersections with the historic trail they forged. The work is a collage of poems, handwritten lists, typewriter poems, cartoons (aka graphic poems), a memoir in 10 fragments, maps and reassembled texts that riff on the Journals.

John Burgess first intersected with the Lewis & Clark Trail at Three Forks in 1978 when working as the third man on a three-man survey crew in the Gallatin Valley of Montana. Since then, he has explored major sites along the trail from St. Louis to Fort Mandan and from Fort Clatsop to Lolo Pass, and has read the complete Journals of Lewis & Clark.


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