Writer and editor Keetje Kuipers (pronounced Kay-tcha Ky-pers) is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets & Writers, her first book also appeared in the top ten on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. Her second collection, The Keys to the Jail (2014), was a book club selection for The Rumpus, and her third book, All Its Charms (2019), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and includes poems honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies.
Here the melting, there the glacier already gone. All these years, I’ve watched my body as if from a distance nearly geologic: the comings and goings of a thousand tiny fossils Continue reading
The bats come on at dusk, playing between the pine trunks, shadow puppets cast against the lake’s silvering surface. I hold you: harp and harpist, bodies bound. All day power- lines Continue reading
In the spring the men come out again to clear the land, yellow Cat dozers popping up on hillsides like morels to be collected after the first warm days of May. Continue reading