About Jason

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. Inspired by the landscapes in which he has lived—the temperate forests and old mountains of New England and the Eastern Piedmont, 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 towards 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 and a graduate degree in conservation ecology. He now lives near Boston.


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

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