In-Store Event: Michael P. Branch (On the Trail of the Jackalope) in Conversation with Christopher Cokinos
We're delighted to announce an in-store conversation with Michael P. Branch (author of On the Trail of the Jackalope) and Christopher Cokinos on Wednesday, May 25th at 6 PM. We hope to see you there!
About On the Trail of the Jackalope
Perhaps you think jackalopes are just the stuff of legends—curio items you might spot on the wall of a novelty taxidermist. Well, there’s more to this cottontail than meets the eye, as Michael P. Branch explores in his new book,On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer. This is the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes,the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.
About Michael P. Branch
Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies,and film studies. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of How to Cuss in Western and lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin Desert, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range.
About Christopher Cokinos
Christopher Cokinos has recently returned to northern Utah after a decade-long sojourn in the Sonoran Desert. He's the author or co-editor of several books, including, most recently, Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (Arizona) and The Underneath, winner of the New American Press Poetry Prize. He divides time between Salt Lake City and Logan Canyon. Recent work can be found in Scientific American, The American Scholar and Astronomy.com.
The never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.
Just what is a jackalope?