Vishnu Temple Press
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Vishnu Temple Press publishes and distributes non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.

Vishnu Temple in the Grand Canyon Art © Ron Short

Photo © Mike Buchheit

Poetic Dispatches from Grand Canyon and Plateau Country
by Seth Muller


"Seth Muller is a boots-on-the-ground, eyes-looking-deep poet. His Heart in the Bony Middle will best be read outdoors, one poem at a time, breath and being on the Earth in between. To know amazement at this Western Earth, and at your own existence, turn directly to the triptych of death poems that lead off Part II: The Plateau Beyond. Seth Muller has given us a collection not simply of words, but of reverence."
- Mary Sojourner, author of Going Through Ghosts and the forthcoming 29

"(Seth) Muller's poetic eye offers a very human experience in a vast and nearly incomprehensible landscape."
- Craig Childs, author of House of Rain and Finders Keepers

In Heart in the Bony Middle, Southwest journalist, author, playwright, and poet Seth Muller sets down forty poems unearthed from Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the surrounding landscape. The poems include meditations on such geologic phenomena as the Great Unconformity, the weathering of slickrock, and ancient fossilized footprints in the Coconino Sandstone. They also cross paths with ravens, coyotes, bighorn sheep, California condors, mules, and rattlesnakes.
The words are crafted with heart, humility, and humor. They range from the unapologetically sentimental celebrations of canyon skies, temples, dusks, and dawns, to the folly of humanity against the significance of grandeur. Muller finds solace and comfort and, above all, truth and meaning in the chasm.

Isbn 978-0-9795055-8-4, perfectbound trade paperback, 64 pages, February 2014

Heart in the Bony Middle is also available from the following:

Babbits Backcountry, Flagstaff, AZ
Bright Side Bookshop, Flagstaff, AZ
Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
Willow Canyon Outdoor Co, Kanab, UT
Zion NHA stores, Zion NP, UT

Poetic Dispatches from Grand Canyon and Plateau Country
by Seth Muller 978-0-9795055-8-4 February 2014
Soft cover, 64 pages, SALE PRICE $7

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