"I know my fears — I’ve named them,
counted them out one by one
like tarot cards, voodoo dolls:
that you will leave me,
or I will leave you."
— Kate Buckley, “Harlan County”
What a year we've been woven thus far, Moon Tiders, but what a blessing it is for us to still be able to find refuge, relief, and resources through poetry. As we start to adjust into a new routine, we're nestling back to our monthly throwback series.
This month, we're throwing it back to a colorful classic by Kate Buckley, A Wild Region. What makes this collection unique is its inclusion of poems and paintings by Kate, a gorgeous fusion of powerful images alongside just as powerful words.
A Wild Region, in one word, is summer. The amalgamation of a heavy thick day with the perfection of a cooling breeze just as the sun sets. It is the swing on the porch of a summer house, taking you back between nostalgia and forward into a hopeful tomorrow. It touches on the emotions of loss, love, memory, and identity in an eloquent and classy book.
Take a look at these excerpts or enjoy your own copy now and order it at www.moontidepress.com/books. A Wild Region is available for only $15!