December 16th, 2015
Kelly Shepherd wrote five poetry chapbooks before Shift (Thistledown $17.95), a collection of poems in which he explores human relationships with the natural world including connection, alienation, and the intersections of ecology and industry. The natural world dominates the themes but the poems also reflect the many meanings of the title including a shift in point of view, physically moving or shifting position, and transformation. Shepard is from Smithers, B.C. He lives and teaches in Edmonton, Alberta. His writing has been published in The Goose, Geist, and The Coastal Spectator.
the bony world (chapbook 2010)
if one petal falls (chapbook 2012)
Fort McMurray Trickster (chapbook 2014)
The First Metaphor (chapbook 2014)
Shift (Thistledown 2016) $17.95 978-1-77187-104-4