Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals

Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals

Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals

Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals



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From a beer carton full of 15-years worth of rain-blurred and spine-broken journals
come these tales of the road, trail and barstool. Setting out from a cabin outside of Grayling, Michigan, Beaudin casts his thumb into the waters of M-72, returning to the music of the open road.

From there he follows the song wherever it leads: the mountains of Colorado, the jungles and volcanoes of Central America, the woods and pubs of Britain and the stunning bleakness of the badlands and reservations of the western prairies.

His journeys are intertwined with glimpses into the life of Miscellaneous Jones, the legendary Ur-traveler. Inspired by Basho's haibun classics such as Narrow Road to the Deep North and Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton, these nine movements, with their accompanying interludes and caesurae, span over a decade of traveling the highways and byways of numerous countries both on and off the map. They are a search for a poetry of freedom and wilderness – in both the physical and psychic senses of those two words.

Through all the years and all the trips, the direction is the same: Beyond.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151007931
Publisher: Elk River Books
Publication date: 09/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 268
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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

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