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John Burgess - by Land...

  • Shakespeare & Co. 103 S 3rd St W Missoula, MT 59801 United States (map)

Monday, June 29th: Poetry. John Burgess reads from his new book "by Land..." a riff on the Journals of Lewis & Clark that follows where the author intersected with the Trail, throughout Montana, the Pacific Coast, and St. Louis. 7 pm.

The book is a collage of sonnets, concrete poems, handwritten lists, a memoir in ten fragments, and drawings inspired by Burgess's personal westward journey, visits to historical sites and markers starting in 1978, and the Journals as a source for text and maps.

John Burgess grew up in upstate New York, worked on a survey crew in Montana, taught English in Japan and since 1985 has lived in Seattle, where he works corporate communications for an insurance company. He earned a degree in English Lit in 1982 from Montana State. He’s been a featured poet at festivals, bookstores, art galleries and coffee shops throughout the Northwest. His poetry includes Punk Poems (2005), A History of Guns in the Family (2008), Graffito (2011), and "by Land..." (2015) from Ravenna Press.

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