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Pepper Trail Reads Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems

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Celebrate Poetry Month with Pepper Trail, a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award in Poetry with his latest book, Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems. Pepper will read his poetry at the Ashland Branch Library on Sunday, April 3 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
     This masterful cycle of nature poems was born in the wild backcountry along the Oregon-California border. Biologist and poet Pepper Trail has explored every corner of this region for twenty years. In this collection, he leads the reader through a world of wildflowers and butterflies, birds and bears, into the depths of geological time, and toward a deepened understanding of the intersections of the human and natural worlds. 
     Pepper Trail is a poet and naturalist based in Ashland, Oregon. He has been involved in the exploration and protection of the wild and remote Cascade-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon for over 20 years.  His poetry has appeared in Rattle, Atlanta Review, Spillway, Borderlands, Cascadia Review and other publications, and has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net awards.
     Poetry month events are proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. For more information, please call 541-774-6996 or visit