Mark Baumer

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Mark Baumer (1983 – 21 January 2017) was an American writer and environmental activist.[1] He was walking across the US barefoot, but died when he was struck by an SUV in Florida.[1][2][3]

He self-published several books, including:

  • I am a Road, 2016
  • Roommate Missed Connections with W. Keller, 2016
  • You Are Very Beautiful When You Watch Me Sleep, 2016
  • Holiday Meat (Winner of the 2015 Quarterly West Novella Contest)
  • Fifty Books, 2012


  1. ^ a b Christine Hauser (24 January 2017), "Climate Change Activist's Barefoot Walk Across America Ends in Tragedy", New York Times
  2. ^ Anna Heyward (26 January 2017), "The Tragic Death of Mark Baumer, a Prolific Poet and Environmental Activist for the Social-Media Age", New Yorker
  3. ^ Amy Scattergood (7 September 2010), "Mark Baumer: First Walking Across America, Now Eating Pizza Every Day", LA Weekly