Fighting Exile: A Heart’s Return to Montana

Fighting Exile: A Heart’s Return to Montana

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Terry Brix, a green chemical engineer who lives in Blue River, Oregon, divides his time between two careers: writing poetry, novels, and memoir, and developing green sustainable projects with countries such as Norway, Finland, Iceland, South Africa, United States and Canada. Brix’s poetry walks hand-in-hand with science, technology and his international interests and passions. Inspired by his travels to Norway where he was astounded by Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park, he created Chiseled from the Heart, a poetry collection celebrating the genius of Gustav Vigeland, which was published in 2000 by Vigeland Museum.

 His poetry has appeared in, among others, Dos Passos Review, Concho River Review, The Evansville Review, Fireweed, Curbside Review, Rattlesnake Review, The Antioch Review and North American Review.

Fighting Exile, started in 2012 during a month-long fellowship residency at Playa, reflects on the diverse feelings surrounding his exile from his beloved Montana where he was born and raised. He is currently working on new poetry collections, juxtaposing international topics and themes with his western poetic focus on Montana, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Paperback: 86 pages

Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (September 2018)