Poetry. "Kaia Sand's REMEMBER TO WAVE maps the temporal palimpsests and traumatic political history of Portland, Oregon. Sand writes the seen and unseen city in the spirit of William Carlos Williams's Paterson, Charles Olson's Gloucester, or Barbara Jane Reyes's San Francisco. She reads the geography of Portland for its displacements, exclusions, migrations, disappearances, ruins, and hauntings. Sand asks: 'Do we need our ruins visible?' The answer resonates throughout REMEMBER TO WAVE as poetry creates a deeply felt awareness of past and present injustices. In this profound and threaded mapping, Sand composes 'an ode of accretion'—a song of our ruins rendered visible"—Craig Santos Perez.
Kaia Sand is the author of A TALE OF MAGICIANS WHO PUFFED UP MONEY THAT LOST ITS PUFF (Tinfish Press, 2016), REMEMBER TO WAVE (Tinfish Press, 2010) and INTERVAL (Edge Books, 2004), and co-author with Jules Boykoff of LANDSCAPES OF DISSENT: GUERRILLA POETRY AND PUBLIC SPACE (Palm Press, 2008), and she has created several chapbooks through the Dusie Kollektive.
Author City: KANEOHE, HI USA