“Richard Kelly Kemick delivers us onto the great lone land with the precision and beauty of his lines. The book is breathtaking.”
— Tim Lilburn
“Wisecracking, earnest, and charmingly obsessive, Kemick introduces himself here as a poet who believes in something larger than his own self, and so is a poet to watch.”
— Nick Thran
Caribou Run orchestrates a suite of poems both encyclopedic and lyrical. Richard explores what we share with this creature of blood and bone and what is hidden, alien, and ineffable. Excerpts from Richard’s debut collection of poetry, have been featured in magazines across Canada and the United States, including Notre Dame Review, The Literary Review of Canada, The Hart House Review, and others.
- “Antlers” on Goose Lane.
- “The Love Poem as Caribou” in All Lit Up.
- “Ode to What is Left Behind” in Vallum.
- “Amidst the Fog of Black Flies, A Bull Charges” in The Véhicule Press Blog.
- “The Raven and the Caribou” in Partisan.
- “An Interview with a Caribou” in The Maynard.
- “Genesis 1:24” in The Feathertale Review.
- “Pyrrhic” in Anstruther Press.