Carolyn Welch’s new chapbook encompasses over a decade of poems that reflect her native California. From her experiences as a novice surfer to writing experimental prose, such as pantoums and vignettes, Carolyn has produced an imaginative, musical, and often eerie collection. The poems crawl with motifs of extinction, ends, human activity, and ecological destruction, including climate change. With nods to her inspirations–from the San Francisco Renaissance poets to Elvis Costello to jazz to her natural surroundings–Carolyn also weaves in hope and celebrates all life, including past civilizations.
If you are interested in reviewing California Poems, please contact Moon Willow Press. The book is also available in print as a Japanese-stitched booklet (49 pp.). The book is printed on either 100% recycled or hemp fibre.