California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History


California Book Award Gold Medal Winner—now in paperback

This volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, accounts of travelers, and poems by Robert Hass, Jaime de Angulo, and Jane Hirshfield.