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Jefferson Navicky Discusses New Book

Saturday | May 13, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Peaks Island Branch
Audience: Adults

Author Jefferson Navicky with his new book, "Head of Island Beautification for the Rural Outlands"

Jefferson Navincky discusses his new book at Peaks Island Community Center.

When William Harrison Brown (aka Bird) returns to the island of his youth, he attempts to take his place in the long line of landscape painters in his family. Bird, however, paints with a 1961 Underwood typewriter. A series of interlinked prose poems, Head of Island Beautification for the Rural Outlands follows Bird as he attempts to make peace with his identity as a son, island, and writer in a family of visual artists. The book is part history of grief, part exploration of ghosts and hauntings, part philosophy of landscape painting, and part meditation on the nature of islands.