Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann

For poet, painter and naturalist Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty that holds enough science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. He is the author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, and the award-winning State of Water, Understanding California’s most precious Resource. He third book, the Forests of California, will be published Fall 2020 by Heyday Books, Berkeley.

Dream of the River

“I have a story to tell you and it has two characters, the river, and the salmon.” New writing, maps and sketches by California-based poet and painter Obi Kaufmann.