"Every time I pick up the new edition of Burning The May Tree, I discover a thought or idea about Jim’s poetry that strikes me as unique and insightful. Yours is the only book to shine a focused, intelligent and critical light on Morrison’s writing."
- Frank Lisciandro, co-editor of Wilderness and The American Night, books of Jim Morrison's posthumously published poetry.
About the author
AUTHOR: Chris M Balz enjoys gardening, farming, philosophy, computers, physical culture, and helping people who have ideas that will advance human consciousness in its historical trajectory.
His favorite movies include, in approximate order: "Apocalypse Now", all the Peter Jackson movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's books (in spite of deviations from the books), "Blade Runner", and "Blade Runner: 2049".
His favorite things include algorithms and data structures, and animal companions.
His favorite computer games include "Shadow of Mordor" and "Battlefield I".
EDITOR: Glenn E. Smith is a musician currently residing in western Massachusetts. He plays music for dance jams, performances, festivals, and song circles, as well as leading his own improvisational vocal gathering called Vocal Voyagers. More info at www.soundseeds.com.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Jay Scrivner. My first memory of The Doors was in eighth grade. Walking home from school, my friend and I sang at the top our lungs Light My Fire. I don't know how we knew the words, but I can still feel the wild energy we experienced by singing. It was 1985. A year later I would meet Chris during high school. It was only after he graduated from college that I learned of his interest in The Doors. Over the years we've stayed in touch, so it was a real pleasure to work on this project. I didn't know much about the band other than its omnipresent music and a few references in the lyrics to the poetry of William Blake. It's amazing to be challenged by new perspectives and figuring out how to triangulate the new in relation to my education and to my work, which is the main reason I enjoyed the work.