An original, inventiveand visually stunningexploration of place, identity, language, and experience from the acclaimed poet, novelist, and sound performer.
The poems in Kaie Kellough's third collection drift between South and North America. They seek their ancestry in Georgetown, Guyana, in the Amazon Rainforest, and in the Atlantic Ocean. They haunt the Canadian Prairie. They recall the 1980s in the suburbs of Calgary, and they reflect on the snowed-in, bricked-in boroughs of post-referendum Montréal. They puzzle their language together from the natural world and from the works of Caribbean and Canadian writers. They reassemble passages about seed catalogues, about origins, about finding a way in the world, about black ships sailing across to land. They struggle to explain a state of being hemisphered, of being present here while carrying a heartbeat from elsewhere, and they map the distances travelled.
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|Product dimensions:||5.78(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)|
About the Author
KAIE KELLOUGH is a novelist, poet, and sound performer. He is the author of the novel Accordéon, which was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, two books of poetry, Lettricity and Maple Leaf Rag, and two albums, Vox:Versus and Creole Continuum. He has performed and published internationally. He lives in Montréal, Quebec.
Read an Excerpt
an abandoned radio's static roars against the ocean
walking the seawall
thought and noise converge in a needle
shivering between stations
having traversed air, am i noise or am i here
From "exploding radio"
Table of Contents
Kaieteur falls 1
Mantra of no return 5
High school fever 17
Exploding radio 31
Zero degrees 49
Ghost notes 63
The unity of worlds 93