Publisher: Puna Press
Released: May 22, 2018
Kimberly Dark is a writer, storyteller and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time.
"I've always loved Kimberly's work, loved the strength and beauty of her renditions, loved the insights and grace of the arrangement of her words, compiling verse line upon verse line to capture the secrets of our dreams and deepest instincts. Radical, lovely..." —Jimmy Santiago Baca (American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, International Award)
"Few poets are such good storytellers, and Kimberly Dark is a raconteur to be reckoned with. In these poems, Dark gathers the difficult and the beautiful, navigating each with generous curiosity and tender consideration. Love and Errors is a collection bursting with clever observation and alluring imperative alike. These poems seem to move off the page all on their own, and in giving them life Dark has also granted them the power to heal and archive, to witness and persist. 'Take turns watching / the door for trouble...Take turns holding / up the banner / of celebration.' Dark writes, and we are nothing if not here for it." —Meg Day, author of Last Psalm at Sea Level
"In this collection, Kimberly Dark combs the mossy undersides of girl and womanhood and exhumes what is most verdant and fertile in us. Her work illuminates the hard to see places, the shadow sides we most fear exposing because Kimberly knows all good growth begins in the soil of us. These poems reminded me of the possibilities in my own rich earth. Let them do the same for you."—Sonya Renee Taylor, activist and author of The Body Is Not An Apology
"Dark's Love and Errors maps a terrain of many violences encountered by women, the body, the environment, language, and colonialism, but the voice that threads these poems together speaks of escape, affirmation, celebration, and remembering. These poems cast an unshakable examination into how the heart finds small ways and words to maintain its steady thump." —Tara Betts, author of Break the Habit