Stories From 15 Years Of Hitchhiking
Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals blends travel memoir with poetry to recount Marc Beaudin's days of hitchhiking and road trip adventures. With excursions to Central America, Britain, and throughout the American West and Midwest, the book follows in the tradition of Bash's haibun classics such as Narrow Road to the Deep North and Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton . Amid stories that are often humorous and sometimes harrowing, lies a strong foundation of commitment to wild spaces, freedom (in all its precariousness) and the transformative power of poetry.
Marc Beaudin is the author of Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals, The Moon Cracks Open: A Field Guide to the Birds and Other Poems and the play Frankenstein, Inc. His work has been seen in Avocet, Watershed, The MacGuffin, Temenos, Haiku Journal, Fragile Arts Quarterly, Badlands Literary Journal, Pirene's Fountain and numerous other journals. He is included in the Bangtail Press anthology of Montana writers, An Elk River Books Reader. In 2004, he edited the anti-war anthology Jihad bil Qalam: To Strive by Means of the Pen. He is the poetry editor of CounterPunch and the founding artistic director of the Caldera Theatre Company. Originally from Michigan, he now lives in Livingston, Montana. He believes the Brahms' Violin Concerto in D is more powerful than all the guns, smokestacks and coal trains in the world. More on his writings and theatre work can be found at CrowVoice.com.