Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poetry including All Its Charms. Kuipers is editor of Poetry Northwest and a board member at the National Book Critics Circle.
Excerpt from “At Forty, the Mountains Are More Green” copyright © 2022 by Keetje Kuipers. Reprinted by permission of the author: www.keetjekuipers.com.
Image: Pete Zaidel for Olympic National Park, “Glacier Melt,” 2020. Licensed under public domain.
Days of Smoke: Poets on the Climate Crisis is made possible in part through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority and in collaboration with the Poetry Coalition’s 2023 program theme, “And so much lost you’d think / beauty had left a lesson”: Poetry and Grief. Special thanks to curator Ryan Mita; Abby Ehrlich and JP Diaz at the Battery Park City Authority; Fred Courtright at The Permissions Company and Robert Shatzkin at W.W. Norton.