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My third collection, Passerine, will be published by Bad Betty Press in February 2021.
“In Passerine, Kirsten Luckins’ epistolary poems distil the intricate and daily process of grieving, healing, remembering, through the wild and atomic industry of the natural world. Reading them is like pressing your ear to the ground and hearing, as if for the first time, the melody of the world—an orchestra of aliveness, sung in buzzing hum and beating wing; death, all the while, lurking on the doorstep. The language is lush, tack-sharp, playful and clear-eyed, capturing both the contradictions of being in and of the world, and the rare honesty of a true and fierce friendship. It’s this friendship that binds the collection: a golden thread of sunlight.”
Here’s a poem from the collection…