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LOCAL>> Peter Coyote – Tongue of a Crow
The actor, author, filmmaker discusses his new book of poetry with Anthony Lee Head
Featured Book: Tongue of a Crow
Peter Coyote’s poems take us on a whirlwind tour of an eclectic and exciting life as an actor and Zen Buddhist priest, meandering from love affairs to marriage to divorce to the Sixties to psychedelic spirituality and beyond.
Written over several decades, they read as a collage, each piece distinct and contributing to a cohesive lyric narrative.
Peter Coyote is an accomplished actor, author, director, screenwriter, and narrator. He has worked with some of the world’s most distinguished filmmakers in more than 130 films and television shows throughout his long career. He narrated eleven Ken Burns documentaries, for which he won two Emmy awards. He has written two best-selling memoirs, Sleeping Where I Fall and The Rainman’s Third Cure and contributed to many other books and publications. His fourth book, an intersection of performance and Zen, will be released in December of 2021. He is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest and teacher as well as a politically engaged individual who champions a multitude of causes. He is also a songwriter, guitarist, and singer. Tongue of a Crow is his first poetry collection. Coyote lives in northern California.
Anthony Lee Head is the award-winning author of Driftwood: Stories from the Margarita Road, which was named a “Best Book of 2020” by Kirkus Reviews. He has been a trial attorney, a college teacher, and a black belt martial arts instructor. For a decade, he lived in Caribbean Mexico where he owned a small hotel and bar. He and his friend Peter Coyote are “Dharma brothers” in the study of Zen Buddhism. Head lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, Cheri, and seven rescue animals.