Jerry Martien: Before the Flood
Jerry Martien will read from a new chapbook of poems, Before the Flood, at Northtown Books on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
The book consists of half a dozen poems about the author and his dog walking on a small spit of land between Elk River estuary and Humboldt Bay. Its focus is on our brief present days, between the ages of Wiyot history and the coming inundation by rising tides.
Before the Flood is a limited edition, with pages printed by Bug Press, its cover by Just My Type Letterpress, then bound and sewn by hand. The author wishes to thank his wife Jenny, their dog Maggie, and the printers for their patience and support in this project.
“This is for the deep locavores of poetry,” Martien said. He is also the author of a collection of poems, Earth Tickets, and The Price of a Life: Shell, Gold, Carbon Notes and Weed, both printed at Bug Press in small editions.