Thursday, March 10, 6pm

Vashon Bookshop


Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma will read from his latest book at the Vashon Bookshop on Thursday, March 10, at 6pm.

Twelve years ago, the south Indian artist C. F. John invited Pruiksma to write a book with him on the topic of body and earth. Their collaboration and conversation, conducted in person and through letters, has culminated in Body and Earth: Notes from a Conversation, recently published in Kerala, India. Through a combination of words and images, the book reflects on the ways that body and earth connect in language, poetry, art, spirituality, and daily life.

Shortly before his death, the writer and critic U. R. Anantha Murthy wrote, “This book has moved me so deeply that I don’t want to use cliche words like ‘profound’ or ‘great.’ I felt that I was present in the book when I read it, because each section made me think of something I’ve been thinking, something I’ve been doing.”

The book is currently available only in India, with the exception of the Vashon Bookshop and through Pruiksma himself.

The 6pm reading will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

For more information on C. F. John, visit