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Marc Beaudin, poet

Marc Beaudin’s latest project is the album From Coltrane to Coal Train: An Eco-Jazz Suite, featuring music by members of the bands Morphine and Orchestra Morphine, Dana Colley, Billy Conway and Laurie Sargent. He has performed and recorded with numerous jazz, rock and blues musicians including Bill Payne of Little Feat and the highly acclaimed, experimental jazz collective, The Northwoods Improvisers. He is the author of the Montana Book Award honor book winner, Life List: Poems and the hitchhiking memoir Vagabond Song: Neo-haibun from the Peregrine Journals. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Cutthroat, Whitefish Review, Deep Wild Journal, and is forthcoming in Orion.


“A jazzy, freewheeling, rollicking road trip into the beating heart of the Eternal Now. Hop in and enjoy the ride.” –Montana Quarterly
“Vagabond Song unfolds like an impressionistic series of trip logs reminiscent of Kerouac and blending elements of hippie folk pioneer Richard Brautigan with the broad quest also shared by Ken Kesey for discovering both sturdiness and serenity within the parameters of America’s remote landscapes. The work is as ambitious as it is fluid.” –The Review Magazine
“This is a volume you can dig into and find treasure.” –Big Sky Journal
“A vade mecum of the soul, Vagabond Song leaves one hungry for more books by this author.” –Pressenza International News Agency
“Such a damn good read it was impossible to put down once begun and then left me enraged because when it was finished it was finished

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