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A Dazzling Multi-Media Response to Our Changing Climate: River Revery by Penn Kemp

River Revery is both the name of Penn Kemp’s latest poetry collection and the name of a multimedia collaboration between Kemp, Mary McDonald and Dennis Siren. The book is a masterful companion to McDonald’s video poems and photographs and Siren’s videos, which are included in the collection through QR codes. Complemented by these other works, Kemp’s intimately observed natural interactions are topically poignant, given the climate cataclysms hovering over earth. In performance and in her book, Kemp leads the reader/viewer into an appreciation and comprehension of what we have lost and will lose through playful trickster words and alliteration.