9-21 Northwind Reading Series – Finn Wilcox

Thursday 7pm, September 21. An evening with Finn Wilcox

Finn Wilcox, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, worked in the woods of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains with the forest workers co-op, Olympic Reforestation, for twenty-five years, planting over a million trees. He spent a great deal of time riding the rails, and learning about the life, journeys, and history of the once-respected American Hobo. His book, Here Among the Sacrificed, which includes the poignant photography of Steve R. Johnson, portrays the people he met on freight trains and in railroad yards through memorable poems and stories—all of which, along with a selection of Steve Johnson’s photos, are included in Too Late to Turn Back Now.

From the mid-seventies through the early nineties, he was an editor for Empty Bowl Press. Along with Jerry Gorsline, he co-edited the original and the expanded editions of WORKING THE WOODS, WORKING THE SEA: An Anthology of Northwest writing. He and his wife, Pat Fitzgerald, live in Port Townsend, Washington.

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