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Jason Kirkey

Jason Kirkey

Jason Kirkey is the founder of Hiraeth Press.  He grew up in the Ipswich River-North Atlantic Coastal watershed of Massachusetts.  At the age of twelve he began his long apprenticeship to the earth.  Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree from Naropa University where he obtained an interdisciplinary degree in Contemplative Psychology and Environmental Studies and a Master’s in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  His work is influenced by the myriad landscapes in which he has lived—the temperate forests and old mountains of New England, the red rocks and high desert of Colorado, Irish mountains and rivers, the Pacific coast and redwood trees of California—as well as Eastern philosophy, ecology, and the Celtic traditions of his ancestry.  Jason is the author of three volumes of poetry, Portraits of BeautySongs from a Wild Place, and The Ballad of the Sea-Sweet Moon and Other Poems.  His prose book, The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality won the silver medal in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award in the mind-body-spirit category.  After many years of travel Jason is reconnecting with his home watershed.

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