Published in 2020 by Littoral Press
Too Vast for Sleep
Summer 2020 edition
DEEP WILD: WRITING FROM THE BACKCOUNTRY, VOLUME 2
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry aims to do what no other literary journal does: to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Volume 2, published in July, features 150 pages of writing by 41 writers--and a beautiful cover by wildlands watercolor artist Susan Marsh.
For more information about Deep Wild, to read excerpts from Volume 1, and to purchase a subscription, please visit www.deepwildjournal.com
GOING DOWN GRAND: Poems from the Canyon
edited by Peter Anderson and Rick Kempa
Going Down Grand, the first full-length collection of poems about the Grand Canyon, gathers the voices of over sixty writers, past and present, to bear witness to this magnificent place.To order, please visit Lithic Press. Also available on Amazon.
Links to reviews: Boatman's Quarterly, Entropy, Plants & Rocks, Western Wyoming College.
ON FOOT : GRAND CANYON BACKPACKING STORIES
edited by Rick Kempa
Twenty-seven writers offer
tales of adventure, discovery,
danger, and deep solitude
in this first-ever anthology
devoted to the Grand Canyon
To order, visit Vishnu Temple Press
LINKS TO PUBLISHED WORK:
"Fly It At Half Mast Always," a poem about our true "national emergency," from New Verse News
"Headtrip Hollow, Panic Gulch," a tale of sibling camaraderie and conflict, from a hike some decades ago in the Grand Canyon.. from Under the Sun, an excellent journal that specializes in creative non-fiction.
"Going Home Road, Road Away from Home." Here’s something from the Golden Age of Hitchhiking—the story of a stretch of road, I-17 Tucson to Flag, recently written for Trampset, “a literary journal for the tramps.”
"Urban Heights," about a childhood spent on the school roof in the old neighborhood of Chicago, "a playground fit for princes, a garden of the gods." From Under One Sun
“What the Canyon Teaches,” an Earth Day poem from Points and Parks website.
"Tale of a Tent," Once I had a tent, the Taj Mahal I called it, that wanted more than anything to fly. From Watershed Review.
“Nothing Between Us Now But Love.” “My mother and I are working our way down to Moab, where I will be leaving her in the care of my brother.” From Hippocampus Magazine
Something from the "When Will I Ever Learn?" Department: "On Static Peak," from Watershed Review, about a dicey moment high up in the Tetons one summer morning
Click here to read additional poems and essays online
Readings from Wyoming Poetry Out Loud, 2019
Readings from "A Conspiracy of Ravens" art and poetry show, Rock Springs, 2019