Rail

Rail

A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America

by Kai Carlson-Wee

Published by: BOA Editions Ltd.

Imprint: BOA Editions Ltd.

104 Pages, 7.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781942683582
  • Published: April 2018

$16.00

Set against a landscape of rail yards and skate parks, Kai Carlson-Wee’s debut collection captures a spiritual journey of wanderlust, depression, brotherhood, and survival. These poems—a “verse novella” in documentary form—build momentum as they travel across the stark landscapes of the American West: hopping trains through dusty prairie towns, swapping stories with mystics and outlaws, skirting the edges of mountains and ridges, heading ever westward to find meaning in the remnants of a ruined Romantic ideal. Part cowboy poet, part prophet, Carlson-Wee finds beauty in the grit and kinship among strangers along the road.