"A stunning ode to a landscape the author knows intimately."
Kelsey Day’s sophomore poetry book, rootlines, is a visceral collection about hope during the apocalypse. It blurs the lines between the human and non-human world, colonial perceptions of “nature,” and pays testimony to the Appalachian mountains that have long been abused by the fossil fuel industry. Both literary and accessible, this is a collection about place, risk, and grief – about the roots we grow from and the branches we reach with.
These are poems grounded in place; it is therefore essential to recognize that southern Appalachia as we know it today was built on stolen land. Donate to the Indigenous Environmental Network here. All pre-ordered copies will be distributed directly by me, not through Wilde Press, and all the profits will go directly to the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Publication Date: April 21st, 2021
the last four years
kelsey day's debut poetry book is a chronicle of four transformative years. it is a vivid song to self, a collection of lethal moments accompanied by the quirky illustrations of lily young-fritchie.
it has four chapters:
[poems of unwellness]
[poems of love]
[poems of discovery]
[poems of healing]
Publication Date: May 21st, 2018
Where to Get It: Foggy Pine Book Store, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or directly through the author.