Ron Ellison was a lumberjack, draft resister, student, bum, soldier, fisherman, and psychiatric nurse, and then, improbably, artist and writer. He lived in Seattle, and will be greatly missed by all of us at Chatwin. His posthumous collection of poetry will be released in 2018 or 2019.
Illusions of Permanence is zen poetry comparable to that of David Whyte, Alan Watts, Paul Reps, and Gary Snyder. Audiences will appreciate its inspired openness and passionate sensuality.