Alchemy pre-releases April 17th, 2023
to June 23rd, 2023
and officially releases in August 18th, 2023
In Alchemy, Kris Whorton starts her poems in the dead center of the body, in the beating heart, and pulses outward to show how her speakers face the world, life, family, friends, all our struggles. These are carefully wrought poems in form but wild in nature and "in" nature.
~ Jessica Barksdale, author of Grim Honey
Whether finding a skeleton in the woods, observing black bears or dolphins, or even meditating on her own eventual death, Whorton brings us on a masterful, heartfelt journey where to not “always recognize what we’re seeing” is to enhance the mysterious “alchemy” of our lives.
~ Richard Jackson, author of The Heart as Framed: New and Select Poems
In Kris Whorton’s poetry the body and landscape are interchangeable—wildness and wilderness abound...We are nature, and subject to it, and to its desires.
~ Danielle Hanson, author of Fraying Edge of Sky