One-Sentence Journal: Short poems and essays from the world at large (Paperback)
WINNER OF THE 2018 MONTANA BOOK AWARD and the 2019 HIGH PLAINS BOOK AWARD.
Includes illustrations by Mara Panich.
A collection of poems and essays that range from sauntering in the forest, Ted Kaczynski's wilderness cabin, winter landscapes, to the sacred art of dog walking.
"One-Sentence Journal proves you don't need to decamp to Walden Pond or hike the Pacific Crest Trail to immerse yourself in nature. Just step outside. Look. Listen."
- Gwen Florio, author of Reservations, Under the Shadows, and Silent Hearts
"There is humor in these pages, and wisdom, a seeker's curiosity, and a Zen master's quiet exuberance. From the beauty of the natural world to the people he meets in the street, La Tray records the fleeting thoughts and common glorious everyday moments that so easily slip by."
- Charles Finn, editor of High Desert Journal; author of Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters
"Chris traffics in irony and earnestness with the same unencumbered rawness, and the result is an honest and complex tour of the world as he experiences it. His work is populated with owls, ravens, coyotes, juncos, and dogs - for whom he holds the highest respect - as well as a handful of flawed, vexing, and occasionally lovable humans."
- Melissa Mylchreest, author of Reckon and Waking the Bones