Ian Marshall
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Ian Marshall publishes new book of poetry

Circumambulations, by Ian Marshall, professor of English and environmental studies, will be released June 18.

At the center of the collection are three long poems about circumambulations of California's Mt. Tamalpais. A circumambulation is a ritual walk around a sacred object, often a landscape feature like a lake or mountain. A circumambulation is not just a walk—it’s a walk that leaves room for meditation, reverence, and appreciative encounter with the landscape—and yes, a spirit of playfulness and camaraderie as well. That spirit is evident in the other poems collected here as well, though it may be an idea rather than a piece of landscape that the poet is circling around.

Read more on the FootHills Publishing site.