Kate Vaulour’s extraordinary debut collection is an eclectic
examination of the space where humans and animals meet, where migratory
patterns encounter commercial flights, where moose clash with midsize sedans,
and birds appear as fishermen, security guards, and street performers. There
are riffs on the chameleon and lyrebird, and odes to buffalo and shark. With
Poems at once intuitive yet idiosyncratic, visceral yet cerebral.