Kate Fox: Walking Off the Map
Cover: cropped image of "Relevant Bones" by Cindy Dubielak.
Release date: March 1, 2015 [125 copies]
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Kate Fox's poems have appeared in the Great River Review, Green Mountains Review, Valparaiso Review, Mount Hope, and West Branch. Her previous chapbook, The Lazarus Method, was published by Kent State University Press as part of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series.
Kathleen Scott-Young's Sonnet to Mallory
"This is going to be more like war than mountaineering.
I don't expect to come back."
--George Mallory to Geoffrey Keynes after his visit
with Robert Falcon Scott's widow, 1924.
This is how I would have sculpted you,
face down in a greathouse of granite, dimpled skin
bleached to Carrera white by spindrift scouring
the North Face, gloved fingers anchored in talus
that scatters like pine chips into the Rongbuk abyss,
stick-thin foot resting atop your skewed boot,
as if you believed you might survive, find purchase
in the frozen debris to reclaim your beloved Sandy
on the ledge above, and, then, in the embrace of a fine
Burberry weave, follow Odell's disembodied voice
down the North Ridge to Camp VI, on to base camp,
family, commendation, and fame. Instead, the mountain
preserved you as no work of mine ever could, Everest
holding fast to its own, in loco, quem posuit.