In The Black Mountain Letters, poet and scholar Jonathan C. Creasy breathes new life into one of the most important experiments in arts and education ever established in the United States. Through years of research into the life and legacy of Black Mountain College, Creasy has produced a unique book that brings together poems, prose, visual art, and archive material, illuminating the college’s fascinating history while engaging with the work of its most important faculty and alumni, including Josef and Anni Albers, Charles Olson, John Cage, and Robert Creeley.
Jonathan C. Creasy was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied music under jazz legends Peter Erskine and Charlie Haden before moving to Ireland and earning degrees in English from Trinity College Dublin. He lives and works in Dublin as a writer, editor, musician, educator, and broadcaster.