The poems in Keeper explore, and long for, intimacy: with nature, with others, with the unknown. They delve into purely dark spaces (the insides of birdhouses and mailboxes, caves of prehistoric paintings) and in-between places, searching out, as Paul Eluard put it, the other world inside this one, pointing to the pervasive sensuality that connects all beings, and to the fact that essential goodness and sorrow often walk hand in hand.
About the Author
Kasey Jueds’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Manhattan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM. She has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. A native of Coral Gables, Florida, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Table of ContentsContents The Bat Part 1 To Swim Two Owls Race Track, Hialeah, FL Skin Copper Consolation Girl, 9, Secretly Snips a Lock of Another Student’s Hair Girl with Pigeons Girl in the Backseat, Wisconsin Winter Entering the Bath Part 2 Stratus clouds form Mackerel Sky Lost Things Translation Butterflies at Santa Cruz No Letters Mission District, San Francisco His Letter Sassafras The Gift December Underneath Foxgloves The Selkie Wife The Missing Women The Selkie from Shore Wild Blackberries Robe Fair Isle Secondhand Dress Window and Field The Sleeping Gypsy Claim Part 3 Keeper Cave Painting, Font-de-Gaume Deep North Bottle Gentian A Kind of Vanishing A Field Guide to North American Wildflowers Bluebird House Rufous-Sided Towhee The Door A Fragment of Sappho Secondhand Sweater The Selkie Returns to the Sea Cusp Wood It moves The Fire Road Part 4 The Underpainting Notes Acknowledgments