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The Mill Valley Literary Review SUMMER 2014
Surreal beauty of Tom Killion's art - *see end of page
"The Mill Valley Literary Review drags the literary journal kicking and screaming into the 21st century." San Francisco Magazine Feb. 2014*
David Harris, writer. The interview.
Poetry Special Issue
MillValleyLit Quarterly Webzine SUMMER 2014
The Mill Valley Literary Review is a quarterly digital magazine providing encouragement, wit and resources from Marin and San Francisco Bay's literary renaissance.
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The scoop on the exciting Literary Scene
MillValleyLit Editor Perry King listed on Acknowledgements page in Catherine Coulter's latest FBI thriller POWERPLAY. A character is based on Perry's name. Released July 8th.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter returns with the newest full-throttle adventure in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock
Publisher J. Macon King was previously Acknowledged in Susanna Solomon's Pt. Reyes Sheriff's Calls
The secret Music Camp of Mt. Tamalpais
MILL VALLEY - Home to The Mill Valley Film Festival, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, redwood trees, Dipsea foot Race, waterfalls, an entire hilly neighborhood with streets named after POETS, rock stars, artists, and WRITERS, WRITERS, WRITERS
Mill Valley's literary pedigree is impresive, more so for a town of barely 14,000: Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Peter Coyote, David Harris, Gerald Nicosia, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Barbash, Louis B. Jones, Jack Finney, Don Carpenter, Gina Berriault, Kay Boyle, Wright Morris, Michael Murphy, Joyce Maynard (J.D. Salinger's companion), Cyra McFadden, poets Jane Hirschfield, Maxine Chernoff, Yoko Ono and lyricists including John Lennon and Tupac Shakur. The late Tom Clancy often wrote in Mill Valley.
Authors who call(ed) Marin County home include what we coined "The Big 3 A's" Isabel Allende, Amy Tan & Anne Lamott. Plus T.C. Boyle, Jack London, Kerouac's daughter Jan (also a writer), Ram Dass, Stirling Silliphant, Shel Silverstein, Sterling Hayden, Susan Trott, Catherine Coulter, Leonard Gardner, Van Morrison (aural poet), Philip K. Dick, Barnaby Conrad, Joe Eszterhas, Richard Brautigan, Ambrose Bierce, Poet Aram Saroyan (son of William Saroyan), Dave Eggers, Allen Drury. And oh yes, George Lucas. (see Lucas tribute in The Scene)
The connections: Ernest Hemingway's son -Jack, and grand-daughters Mariel and Margaux lived in Mill Valley's* Boyle Park area in the 60s. John Steinbeck's connection: Ed Ricketts - marine biologist\writer\muse\character - "Doc" in Cannery Row, subject of "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" -Rickett's son lives quietly in Mill Valley. Senior Ricketts was also an inspiration to Joseph Campbell. Rickets Jr. was recently interviewed in SFGate: http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Tales-of-John-Steinbeck-through-eyes-of-his-best-5411171.php A rare student of Robert Frost's Dartmouth College lectures lives in Tiburon.
*Hemingway Mill Valley home article http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci_19688842?IADID=Search-www.marinij.com-www.marinij.com
1947 military crash Corsair engine remains hidden on Mt. Tam June 2014
Press points to MillValleyLit!
Mill Valley Literary Review Poetry Editor Ari Maslow was in the papers 3 times in February for his family Native art business West Side Trading Post, a long time advertiser in MillValleyLit.
1. Marin IJ
Marin Snapshot: Mill Valley's Maslow celebrates 'richness and value' of Native American art
3. Marinscope\Mill Valley Herald
Fall 2013 Contest Winner Patricia L. Morin 3rd mystery collection recently published: CONFETTI, A COLLECTION OF COZY CRIMES
MillValleyLit in the press:
1. * San Francisco Magazine Feb. 2014 http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-literary-review-disrupted
2. Marin Magazine June issue: "Local Literature" at top of page 30. Marin Magazine is available by subscription, on select newsstands, and a snazzy digital version at: http://digital.marinmagazine.com/marinmagazine/june_2013#pg1
2. Marin Independent Journal coverage from Paul Liberatore: http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci_22195673/millvalleylit-com-marins-first-literary-e-zine?IADID=Search-www.marinij.com-www.marinij.com
3. Mill Valley Herald's front page interview: http://www.marinscope.com/mill_valley_herald/news/article_3329e140-8c20-11e2-91d0-001a4bcf887a.html
What readers are saying about Mill Valley Literary Review:
"I just love this magazine and devour it every quarter." A. Willis, Sausalito
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"What you're doing here is really quite amazing."
"Great to see the momentum you are getting!" F.K., Mill Valley
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* “Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History and Prints.”
This georgeous must-have coffee table book is a delight.
Gary Snyder, from Tamalpais Walking: "Tamalpais: a place to walk. Close enough for an afternoon ramble, small enough to circle in a day's hike. A place to recognize the mysterious beauty of oneness and separation, of endless vistas and unique plant worlds. Surrounded by water on three sides, meeting point of many climates, clothed in such varied and intricate life."
Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History and Prints (9.5 x12, 144 pages) A collaboration between poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion. The book includes 60 Killion images of the mountain in Marin County, California, woven with poems by Snyder, Lew Welch and Kenneth Rexroth, an essay by Snyder on his personal experience of walking Tamalpais over many decades, and two essays by Killion exploring the poetry and preservation of Tamalpais as a "walking world." In size, design and themes this book is a companion to Killion and Snyder's widely acclaimed The High Sierra of California.
Killion prints are on display at the Book Passage Annex, Corte Madera. Note that MillValleyLit contributer Christie Nelson's novel Dreaming Mill Valley features a Tom Killion woodcut cover.
See the Killion-Snyder book Interview in Marinscope 2009.
Talking Tamalpais with Snyder and Killion
About the Artist and Author of Tamalpais Walking
Killion & Snyder have reunited on a new book due Summer, 2015.
Bolinas Ridge to Point Montara: from Tamalpais Walking. Top print Mt. Tamalpais from Pt. San Quentin (1988)
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