Milk Black Carbon works against the narratives of dispossession and survival that mark the contemporary experience of many indigenous people, and Inuit in particular. In this collection, autobiographical details – motherhood, marriage, extended family and its geographical context in the rapidly changing arctic – negotiate arbitrary landscapes of our perplexing frontiers through fragmentation and interpretation of conventional lyric expectations.
Winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize in PoetrySelected by Arthur Sze
Winner of the 2014 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation
Hyperboreal leverages the power of language and lyric as its poems contend with issues of Inuit cultural and biological extinction.