Caribou Run by Richard Kelly Kemick
In Caribou Run, Richard Kelly Kemick orchestrates a suite of poems both encyclopedic and lyrical, in which the caribou is both metaphor and phenomenon -- text and exegesis. He explores what we share with this creature of blood and bone and what is hidden, alien, and ineffable.
Following the caribou through their annual cycle of migration, Kemick experiments with formal and thematic variations that run from lyric studies of the creature and its environment, to found poems that play with the peculiar poetry of scientific discourse, to highly personal poems that find resonance in the caribou as a metaphor and a guiding spirit.
Goose Lane Editions, 2016.
ISBN: 9780864928757. 87 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.
Small scuff in top edge of cover.