Jason Kirkey


Jason Kirkey is graduate student in conservation ecology as well as an author, poet, and the founder of Hiraeth Press. He grew up in the Ipswich River-​​North Atlantic Coast water­shed of Massachusetts. Inspired by the land­scapes in which he has lived — the tem­perate forests and old moun­tains of New England, the red rocks and high desert of Colorado, Irish hills and sea — his work is per­me­ated with an eco­log­ical sen­si­bility. Whether poetry or prose, Jason's words strive toward con­so­nance with the ecosystem. He has written four vol­umes of poetry, including Estuaries and a non­fic­tion book, The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality. Jason is now working on his second non­fic­tion book. He lives in Massachusetts.


The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality · 2009
The Riverway: Field Notes for a Contemplative Ecology · forthcoming

Estuaries · 2011
The Ballad of the Sea-Sweet Moon and Other Poems · 2008
Songs from a Wild Place · 2007
Portraits of Beauty · 2006

  • Work
    • ecologist
  • Education
    • Prescott College
    • California Institute for Integral Studies
    • Naropa University