Be-Hooved

Mar Ka

Be-Hooved

Mar Ka

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

110 pages | 4 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2019
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233768 Published February 2019
E-book $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233775 Published February 2019
Mar Ka lives in and writes from the foothills of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. Be-Hooved, her new poetry collection, creates a layered spiritual memoir of her decades in the northern wilderness. The poems inhabit her surroundings—structured along the seasons and the migration patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd—and are wrought with a fine and luminous language.

Entrancing, profound, and startling, this book is a testament to hope before change, persistence before confusion, and empathy before difference: all the world’s light and all the world’s dark / can fit into an eye into a heart.
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“Evok(es) scenes from the remote corners of the state where life obeys its own rhythms and sets of rules. . . . At times, Ka’s style recalls Gertrude Stein, with its repetition of words, slightly altered in sequence each time to find new meaning.”
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