Seth Wood (detail)

Volume 3

Volume 3 evokes the beauty of coastal northern California in vivid woodblock prints by Tom Killion and in provocative prose from Jonathan Rowe and Elia Haworth. Explore a diverse company of professional and emerging writers and artists including Dave Mitchell, Zea Morivitz, Vivian Olds, Gillian Wegener, and Wendy Goldberg—all passionate about irreplaceable places, words, poetry, and art.

Tom Killion, Bolinas Ridge Sunset (detail)

Tom Killion on Mount Tam

Steve Heilig

Tom grew up in Mill Valley and recalls feeling awe since early childhood toward Mount Tam towering over the town. His first memory of the mountain, he recalls, was “when I was about seven, and went way up on the fire roads with my next-door neighbor’s family, and discovered I could just go right out our back door and up some flights of steps and be on the trails—it was a real adventure.”

I wonder

how it would be

if I just dropped by your house

every night

about this time…

– Julia Bartlett, “Dinner Down the Road” (excerpt)
Seth Wood (detail)

West Marin Portraiture

Photography by Seth Wood, 1940s to 1950s
Text by Dewey Livingston

Seth Wood was a man of many talents. His excellent photography endures through the preservation of more than 100 original negatives at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History in Inverness.

Fellow Conservatives

Jonathan Rowe

Out here on the edge of the continent, where the force fields of respectability and convention run thin, we like to think of ourselves as progressive, in an undogmatic way. But really we are conservative, when you get down to it.

Terrance Murphy, Summer (detail)

Tom Killion, Bolinas Ridge Sunset


Many talented individuals are featured in the West Marin Review. Please click below for this volume’s contributors.

  • Cover
    • Tom Killion   Bolinas Ridge Sunset
  • Prose
    • Catherine David   Amateurs Are First-Rate Lovers
    • Reynold Junker   Yesterday, Perhaps
    • Jessica O’Dwyer   Meeting Ana
    • Agustina Martinez   Life in Mexico
    • Jan Harper Haines   Hootlani!
    • Agnes Wolohan Smuda von Burkleo   Fall
    • Vivian Olds   Marin Memoirs
    • Elia Haworth   Farming and Ranching in Bolinas 1834 to 2010
    • Jonathan Rowe   Fellow Conservatives
    • Steve Heilig   Tom Killion on Mount Tam
    • Daniel Potts   Scattered Threads
    • Flor Jimenez   Broken Blood
    • Jazmine Collazo   Good-bye, Hello
    • Cynthia A. Cady   The Miles Pilot
    • Jody Farrell   The Cat Lover
    • Dave Mitchell   Tall Tales of Intelligent Animals
    • Terry Nordbye   If Two-by-Fours Could Talk
  • Poetry
    • Jodie Appell   Advice for the Marin Lovelorn
    • Prartho Sereno   The Dancing Cure
    • Julia Bartlett   Dinner Down the Road
    • Gillian Wegener   After Dry Lightning
    • Juan Avalos   Dear Mud
    • Albert Flynn DeSilver   Hope
    • Lynne Knight   Apology, with Hawks Veering
    • Randall Potts   A Natural History
    • Hal Ober   Camellia and Chameleon
    • Roy Mash   I Was Getting Ready To Tie My Tie When
    • Nellie Hill   Winter Horse
  • Art + Artifact
    • Patti Trimble   Endangered Mission Blue
    • Nell Melcher   Dark Trees
    • Ryan Giammona   Quail
    • Andrzej Michael Karwacki   Art Natura 03 and Little Voices of Flowers
    • Amanda Tomlin   Nicasio Reservoir Thistles and First Rain, White House Pool
    • Kurt Lai   Path
    • Jessica Baldwin   Spring Lamb
    • Willow Dawson   Hummingbird
    • Sha Sha Higby   In Folds of Tea/Dance in Sculptural Costume
    • Marnie Spencer   Wish You Were Here
    • Terrence Murphy   Summer and Fence Mender
    • Christa Burgoyne   Fuller’s Teasel
    • Wendy Goldberg   Meadow: West Marin
    • Dewey Livingston   West Marin Portraiture: Photography by Seth Wood, 1940s to 1950s
    • Tom Killion   Bolinas Ridge Sunset and Mount Tamalpais from Big Rock Ridge
    • Richard Lindenberg   Inverness Marsh West
    • Lorna Stevens   Herd
    • Kevin Alvarado   Untitled
    • Jacqueline Mallegni   Sky Barge
    • Christin Coy   January Afternoon—Bolinas Lagoon
    • Kyla Pasternak   Jenna
    • Mary Siedman   Lively Peony and Bolinas Lagoon
    • Zea Morvitz   Four Prepared Books
    • Vi©kisa   A Dog’s Life
    • Jon Langdon   My Matilijas
    • Mark Ropers   Shades of Red
    • Sevilla Granger   Marin West; Marin East and Santa Barbara 101
    • Mardi Wood   Horse