William B. Dewey, Bay Patterns #2 (detail)

Volume 2

Poets Linda Pastan and Terry Tempest Williams share their view of beauty in this award-winning issue of West Marin Review which also include Blair Fuller’s story about the Tomales Bay Bank Robbery of 1966. Subjects range from family, place, and cherry pie to Holland and New Jersey in the 1950s. There’s also original artwork by John Anderson, Claudia Chapline, Nancy Stein, and many more.

Annet Held, Jan Schreur, Boatbuilder in Giethoorm (detail)

Giethoorm and Staphorst

Village Life Observed:
Photography and Stories by Annet Held

In the 1950s I photographed these two villages situated in the north of Holland, only 20 miles apart (and 20 miles from the village in which I grew up), but they are two different worlds. “The Elders” and “Boatbuilder” are from Giethoorm, a very old settlement in the middle of lakes and wetlands, only accessible by boat or bike.

Tomales Bank Robbery, 1996

Blair Fuller

In 1990 I bought a house on “Maine Street” in Tomales. The house had been built before 1876 and was dilapidated, unpainted for many years and not lived in for ten or fifteen. The family that owned it had put it on the market five years before.

Art One Students (detail)

Happy Mistakes

Pinhole Photography by Art One Students

Students often struggle with a concern for perfection and a preconception that “good art” should be a precise rendition of real life. For a lesson in accepting the power of chance and happenstance in creative work, Art One students at Tomales High School received pinhole Holga cameras and were assigned to photograph the landscapes in which they live.

William B. Dewey, Bay Patterns #2


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

  • Cover
    • William B. Dewey   Bay Patterns #2
  • Prose
    • Laurel Wroten   The Birds and the Beef
    • Elizabeth Leahy   whitebird
    • Steve Heilig   Hiding Out with Joanne Kyger, Poet of West Marin
    • Barbara Heenan   Imagining Cherry Pie
    • Karen Gray   Letter from the Everglades
    • Rosaleen Bertolino   Silverton
    • Francine Allen   Things
    • Elizabeth Whitney   What Would Buddha Do?
    • Sandra Nicholls   Raising Rockettes
    • Blair Fuller   Tomales Bank Robbery, 1996
    • Philip L. Fradkin   Unpublished Manuscripts
  • Poetry
    • Terry Tempest Williams   Finding Beauty in a Broken World
    • Linda Pastan   Late September Song
    • Nell Sullivan   Earthly Catalogue
    • Jon Langdon   Jenny Haiku
    • Eugenia Loyster   If We Should Die Tomorrow
    • Joanne Kyger   Night Palace and About Now
    • Donald Bacon   Oblique Tide
    • Barbara Lovejoy   Fog
    • Gary Thorp   Kehoe Beach Haiku
    • William Keener   Bolinas Lagoon
    • Marilyn Longinotti Geary   A Textured Felt
    • Rick Lyttle   A Dry Spring
    • David Swain   Witness
    • Rebecca Foust   The Last Bison Gone
    • Murray Silverstein   Song of the Field
    • Agnes Wolohan Smuda von Burkleo   Dear Friends in Minnesota
    • Payne Jewett Shafter   An Ode to Coffee
  • Art + Artifact
    • C.R. Snyder   Election Sign on the Grandi Building
    • Igor Sazevich   Point Reyes Morning Spaces
    • Tomales High School, Art One Students   Happy Mistakes
    • Amanda Tomlin   Winter Night
    • Rich Clarke   Martinelli Bull, Highway One
    • Nancy Stein   Wave #44
    • Elise Kroeber   Marsh at Bodega
    • Gale S. McKee   On The Road and Leaving Home
    • John Anderson   SIME
    • Annet Held   Giethoorm and Staphorst
    • Kathleen P. Goodwin   South from Sculptured Beach
    • Anne Vitale   57 Argyle: Vignettes of Home
    • Fariba Bogzaran   Invisible Dialogue
    • Marin Literacy Photography Project   La Vida
    • Kurt Lai   Reflection
    • Ashley Howze   Untitled
    • Angelica Casey   Untitled
    • Evvy Eisen   The Oysterman
    • Louise Maloof   Erika’s Apple
    • Claudia Chapline   Swimmer in the Sun
    • Tomales High School Mural Project   The Bounty of the Bioregion
    • David Geisinger   The Memory—II—Absence
    • Carola DeRooy   Belles Lettres
    • H.D. Mott   Shadowbox
    • Kyle Govan   Untitled
    • Raul Macias  Untitled
    • Margarito Loza  Untitled
    • Molly Marcussen   Untitled