Friday Harbor Author Releases Chapbook

Posted August 1, 2021 at 5:30 am by

From Open Coun­try Press

“Bare­foot up the Moun­tain” by Tara Mesa­lik MacMa­hon, a res­i­dent of Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton is now available.

Mesa­lik MacMahon’s man­u­script was cho­sen by Khaty Xiong, an award-win­ning and inno­v­a­tive poet.

Xiong says of the book, “Bare­foot Up the Moun­tain is a book of songs anchored in fam­i­ly, war, loss and dis­place­ment. Every poem is scaled in tongues of land and lan­guage, where the read­er is instruct­ed to “[b]ring / the light for no rea­son / but to bring it.” In these pages, we are guid­ed by sound and image — a know­ing voice, a trav­eled voice. We are made ten­der by such turns “in the half-light of half-dark,” in places so brief they stretch us fur­ther into the fields as we dream up the mountain.”

To buy a copy, check your local book­store, or order at

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