California's Wild Coast: Poetry, Prints, and History


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Heyday Books
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11.5 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 2.5 pounds

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About the Author

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. Find out more about his artwork at
Gary Snyder is a well-known American poet, essayist, and environmental activist. Snyder is the recipient of many literary honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1974 for Turtle Island and the American Book Award in 1983 for Axe Handles. Other notable awards include the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, the John Hay Award for Nature Writing, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.A Buddhist since 1955, Snyder's spiritual beliefs are a strong influence on his work and activism.


Gold Medal Winner, California Book Awards
Winner, NCIBA Book of the Year Award
Winner, Northern California Book Reviewers Recognition Award