By Kevin Craft
Vagrants & Accidentals, the second one full-length assortment from poet Kevin Craft, is a component vade mecum, half songbook, whose taut traces and adaptable stanzas site visitors within the own results of emigration and estrangement, exile and go back. In ornithology, a vagrant or unintentional is a chicken that looks out of its ordinary or general variety, blown off beam by means of a hurricane, or inadvertently brought right into a new surroundings by means of human alternate. Likewise, Craft is drawn to issues taken out of context--Greek myths within the Pacific Northwest, the potsherd or megalith stranded in a museum, extra carbon within the surroundings, American pop songs in a Roman piazza, adoptions, estrangements, risky migrations, the consistent shuffle of people from position to place�asking how we reorient ourselves within the crossfire of continuous, quick, worldwide transformation.
Organized into 4 components, the gathering strikes from the deeply own to extra international problems with interconnectedness. In language intensely lyrical, grounded in prehistory and technology, Craft conjures up questions of kin and belonging that underscore an entire life, progressively revealing the forces that form us from the private reaches of time and position. As a few birds sing to outline their territory, so his poetry calls among the raggedness of everyday life and our deeper craving for coherence.
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Vagrants & Accidentals (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series) by Kevin Craft