Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Slow Motion : The Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Free to Read

Since not many people are buying Slow Motion : The Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, my log books kept in verse form of several extended trips aboard a skipjack (sail-powered oyster dredge), I have decided to make it available for free on

"Slow Motion: The Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack" by M. Kei is a break-through collection of waterman poetry from the Chesapeake Bay who actually knows what he is talking about. M. Kei crews on the title boat, the Skipjack Martha Lewis. Kirsty Karkow, prize-winning author of 'water poems' and 'shorelines' says: "A Skipjack is a historica vessel where form follows function with a rough beauty. These characteristics are apparent in the sensitive, poetic voyages of an aging boat and the men who work her sails. This history and trip log is sure to delight any sailor or lover of the Chesapeake Bay . . . and of poetry."

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading through Slow Motion, thank you! I was over at the Edward Byrne site and saw what you had written in response to his posting of Gluck's quote about the mystery of the unfinished or the unsaid in poems. As I was reading Gluck's statement, I was thinking the same thing you were, about haiku and tanka. Again, thanks.