Writing

Available Publications:

Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone
Unearthing ParadiseUnearthing Paradise is a treasure trove of courage and heart by the blessed rabble who inhabit and love the valley it was no stretch to name Paradise. This holy portal into Yellowstone, like its wildlife, trout, birds, and people, is threatened but unbroken. May Americans, sundered though we are, unite in the name of our great park and its river and drive the threat out.” –David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K and My Story as Told by Water BUY NOW

Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals
07_Vagabond Song Cover Image_lowres“A jazzy, freewheeling, rollicking road trip into the beating heart of the Eternal Now. Hop in and enjoy the ride.” –Montana Quarterly

“A poet’s song to the rewards of wandering and joy of the highway. It’s a bracing tonic and one this sorry, sad-assed, gadget-obsessed nation needs to hear again and again.” –William Hjortsberg, author of Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan
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The Moon Cracks Open: A Field Guide to the Birds and Other Poems
Moon Cracks Open“Here is a poet with a stolen quill in his hand and birdsong in his heart. Marc Beaudin’s poems dip and swerve and caw; if you listen closely enough, you might just begin to understand that the ache of the human heart can only be translated through the language of crows.” –Meg Kearney, author of An Unkindness of Ravens

“A wonderful poetic ambassador for the birds … The seamless weaving of the human and natural makes these poems linger long after closing the book.” –Yu-Han Chao, Rose and Thorn Book Reviews BUY NOW

Jihad bil Qalam: To Strive by Means of the Pen
Jihad bil QalamEdited for Tri-City Action for Peace
“This is the strongest anti-war anthology I’ve seen, and from page to page I learn things. Remarkable spirits here. … Beaudin’s contributions are strong, passionate, and come from the center of conscience (and artistry) he’s come to be.” –William Heyen, poet, National Book Award finalist, and editor of September 11, 2001: American Poets Respond
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A Handful of Dust
A Handful of Dust“I couldn’t put the book down. It was incredible and enlightening to read about some of my own eternal, subconscious struggles.” –Amanda Lance, Welsh Dragon Books

“It’s 2 a.m. and I am still awake. My mind is humming in the afterglow of Beaudin’s book. What a beautiful gift he has created for us.” –Brad Grochowski, AuthorsBookshop
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An Elk River Books Reader: Livingston and Billings Area Writers
758267032-0Includes my poems “River Music,” “Brithday Poem 2013” “Digging Potatoes, 9 Variations” and “What to Pray For (Passer Domesticus).”
Edited by Allen Morris Jones
“A showcase of the best writers from Livingston, Billings and Red Lodge, An Elk River Books Reader is one of three Montana anthologies published by Bangtail Press. Along with A Fact & Fiction Reader: Missoula Area Writers and A Country Bookshelf Reader: Bozeman Area Writers, this collection is simultaneously a paean to the extraordinary state of Montana letters and a tribute to the essential role played by independent booksellers.” -Jacket copy.
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Poems Across the Big Sky, Volume II: An Anthology of Montana Poets
89e2f2dc_poems_across_big_sky_ii_front_coverIncludes my poems “Golden Gate Bison” and “After the Storm”
Edited by Lowell Jaeger and Hannah Bissell. “These Montana poems share the news we need to hear at this moment in our history, our shared lives. Reading this vivid, important collection, you will be brought into contact with the physical world time and again in often surprising ways. … These poems provide the news we need to thrive in Montana — they are necessary as water, stunning as sky.” –Ken Egan, Executive Director of Humanities Montana

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