Jason Kirkey is an author, poet, and the founder of Hiraeth Press. He grew up in the Ipswich River-North Atlantic Coast watershed of Massachusetts. With a background in both environmental philosophy and conservation biology, Jason’s work is focused on rewilding the human heart and mind through a combination of ecology, poetry, and story. He has written four volumes of poetry, including¬†The Taste of Water and Stone: New and Selected Poems (2017) and Estuaries (2011), and a nonfiction book, The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality (2009). Jason is currently working on his second nonfiction book,¬†The Riverway: Field Notes for a Contemplative Ecology, and a novel.