AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man


“AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man” is a new book edited by longtime Burning Man participants/contributors Lee Gilmore and Mark Van Proyen. It was published last August by University of New Mexico Press and features an engaging collection of nine Burning Man essays that explore the sociological and cultural aspects of the event. AfterBurn can be ordered directly through

AfterBurn contributor Erik Davis writes:

Ironic and blasphemous, intoxicated and lewd, Burning Man’s ADD theater of the absurd might even be said to embody the slap-happy nihilism of postmodern culture itself.

Both Lee and Mark were featured last month on KQED’s Forum, hosted by Michael Krasny. You can listen to the show online from KQED’s Archives.