Peter Lewis and Jim Harrison were friends for forty years. Lewis owned Campagne and Café Campagne in Seattle, has written articles for Pacific Northwest Magazine and Arcade, was a contributing editor at Virtuoso Travel & Life, and published Dead in the Dregs, a wine murder mystery in 2010. “Machado” is excerpted from Travels with Jimmy, an unpublished memoir of their friendship.
Jim’s mission, the purpose of his pilgrimage, was to find the lost poems of Antonio Machado. Jim revered Machado’s poetry. When the Spanish Civil War erupted, Machado was living in Madrid where he was a professor of French literature. He . . .