Corpse Whale
112 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:11 Oct 2012

Corpse Whale

The University of Arizona Press

A self-proclaimed, “vessel in which stories are told from timeimmemorial,” poet dg nanouk okpik seamlessly melds bothtraditional and contemporary narrative, setting her apart from herpeers. The result is a collection of poems that are steeped in theperspective of an Inuit of the twenty-first century – aperspective that is fresh, vibrant, and rarely seen in contemporarypoetics.

Fearless in her craft, okpik brings an experimental, yet poignant,hybrid aesthetic to her first book, making it truly one of a kind.“It takes all of us seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, andsmelling to be one,” she says, embodying these words in her work.Every sense is amplified as the poems, carefully arranged, pull thereader into their worlds. While each poem stands on its own, they flowtogether throughout the collection into a single cohesive body.

dg nanouk okpik is a resident advisor at Santa FeIndian School in New Mexico. Her poetry appears in the booksEffigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing and Sing:Poetry from the Indigenous Americas.
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