Be-Hooved, Mar Ka’s new poetry collection, creates a layered spiritual memoir of her decades in the northern wilderness. The poems inhabit her surroundings—structured along the seasons and the migration patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd—and are wrought with a fine and luminous language.
Entrancing, profound, and startling, this book is a testament to hope before change, persistence before
confusion, and empathy before difference:
all the world’s light and all the world’s dark / can fit into an eye into a heart.
Mar Ka is an indigenous rights attorney in the foothills of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and the Midnight Sun Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in national and international journals and anthologies.