From Our Soundbooth | August 11, 2014

A few weeks ago, we received an email from our friend, poet Kai Carlson-Wee. He told us that he had spent the summer traveling, and along with working on new poems, he had created a “poetry video.” He wanted to know if we would be interested in showcasing his poetry video since the audio is “Holes in the Mountain,” one of his five poems from his 2014 Editors’ Prize winning entry. We weren’t really sure what a poetry video would look like, but we said, yeah sure we’d love to sit down and check out his work. So he sent us the link. And we watched it. Then watched it again. And again. And again.

I don’t want to give too much away here, and I’m not sure my words could adequately prepare you for this four minute video anyway. But. Kai and his brother Anders created this video during their summer trip up the western coast, when they took a train ride from Oakland to Portland, and captured images, still and ooving, from their trip.

It’s a stirring, evocative video, and one that we’re sure you’re going to love. We proudly featured Kai’s poetry in our magazine earlier this year, and once again, thrilled to have the chance to show you more of his wonderful work.

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