Tom Killion at Tor House

Saturday Oct 03 2015   10:00 AM
Carmel Women's Club  9th Ave. & San Carlos, Carmel, CA  map

Tom Killion will read and discuss Robinson Jeffers’ place in the poetry of the California coast, based on his new book, California’s Wild Edge. He will also show his new diptych, “Carmel Bay,” featuring the view from Jeffers’ Tor House. The Jeffers Festival is an annual celebration of Jeffers’ art and life, presented by the Tor House Foundation at the Carmel Women’s Club.

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Tom KillionWoodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato