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.
Review Quotes
Washington Independent Review of Books
“(Ka) writes effortlessly about societal issues without calling them that. She’s precise with every one of her senses. And, so, we become familiar with her heart’s home. The implications of this book are great. Ka describes a world at its pinnacle, fading except for what we’re willing to save.”
Daily News-Miner
“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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