nivolog

 

published by

 

CONTRABAND

 

Modern Poetry Press

 

2022

 

 

Composed as triptych, the book is an ambiguous poetic practice of nature writing, reminiscent of an archivist's/collector’s meticulous gestures focusing on findings, fragments and marginalia in the non-binary contemporary world of (auto)biography, hares, snow and sylvan libraries of birch bark manuscripts. The poems question the aesthetic, environmental and geo-socio-political framework in which ] [ - “we” or any other personal pronoun - encounter and understand landscape, exploring reasons and approaches of winter conditions in and through language and sound.

 

nivolog opens with a dispatch from the arctic by Smilla Qaaviqaaq Jaspersen.