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Chapbook (price includes shipping)

ISBN: ​978-1-939728-09-8


Mercy Songs trailer




Shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize

First Runner-Up, Eric Hoffer Chapbook Award


Interviews and Features:


Poetry’s Radical Leap: An Interview with Kai and Anders Carslon-Wee by Cate Lycurgus


How Kai Carlson-Wee and Anders Carlson-Wee spend their days



Mercy Songs

  • Kai Carlson-Wee has rollerbladed professionally, surfed north of the Arctic Circle, and traveled across the country by freight train. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, TriQuarterly, Crazyhorse, and The Missouri Review, which selected his poems for the 2013 Editor’s Prize. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine and his co-directed poetry film, ‘Riding the Highline,’ won the special jury prize for Innovation in Documentary Short Film at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco & is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.