The Taste of Water and Stone (Paperback)
New and Selected Poems
Homebound Publications, 9780997592733, 100pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
The Taste of Water and Stone is a deer trail through the last decade of Kirkey’s poetry. Along its course, it charts a way through mountains, forests, and estuaries, through personal transformations and mythic encounters. The selected works have been revisited and revised to stand comfortably alongside a series of new poems. The result is a collection in answer to and enactment of the question, “how do we rewild the human heart?”
About the Author
Jason Kirkey is an author, poet, and the founder of Hiraeth Press. He grew up in the Ipswich River-??North Atlantic Coast watershed of Massachusetts. Jason brings together his backgrounds in environmental philosophy and conservation biology with poetry and prose focused on rewilding the human heart and mind. He has written four volumes of poetry, including Estuaries, and a nonfiction book, The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality. Jason is currently at work on his second nonfiction book and a novel.