Chris Dombrowski’s Ragged Anthem


Montana poet, author and fishing guide Chris Dombrowski will visit Livingston’s Elk River Books to read from and discuss his new collection of poetry, Ragged Anthem, on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m.

Ragged Anthem has been described by fellow poet Kevin Goodan as, “like staring at the sun and then looking away. Whatever is seen next is informed and haunted by that light. Dombrowski’s poems are that clear, that powerful.”

Dombrowski is the author of two previous books of poetry, By Cold Water, a Poetry Foundation bestseller, and Earth Again, runner-up for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year. His essays and poems have appeared in over 100 publications including Poetry, Outside, The Southern Review, The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Guernica and Gulf Coast. His nonfiction debut, Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish, was hailed in the New York Times Book Review, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was called “a spiritual memoir in the tradition of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” in Orion magazine.

In addition to his writing, Dombrowski has taught creative writing to students of all ages, most recently as the William Kittredge Visiting Writer-in-Residence at the University of Montana. He lives in Missoula where he works as a fly-fishing guide and directs the Beargrass Writing Retreat.

The event will be held upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston. For more information, call 333-2330.

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