Synopses & Reviews
Nestucca Spit Press is proud to present Salt
, an innovative collection of poems spanning over fifty years of poets responding to the spectacular location known as the Oregon Coast.
Salt's 32 poets' contributions reflect the special nature of Oregon's beaches and the range of influence the state's coastal landscape has exerted on American poetry over many decades.
From the Beat Generation/Zen Buddhist heroes Philip Whalen and Gary Snyder, to the renowned father and son literary tandem of William and Kim Stafford, to commercial fishermen, activists, long-time coastal residents, and contemporary experimental poets, Salt offers readers a variety of established and new poetic voices in its 80 pages. "I wanted a diversity of style, time period, perspective, age and relationship to the Oregon Coast," said Salt's editor Amanda Deutch.