Friday, December 10, 2010

Kim Calder's poems

Here is one stanza from "Sweet Land,"

We usurp and pay. In splinters, alongside the road,
are animals we'd wished to see alive. Sun moves through
a man-made waterfall, making it glitter well.

That's so true and simple-- part of our reaction to road kill is that we want to be able to see them alive.

Kim does an amazing job of moving through concrete images to abstract ideas and back. I look forward to a future collection.

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