The beautiful, taut, and fierce poems of Kim Cope Tait's Element
comprise a movement from one uncertain place to another, the difference between the two being an embrace, ultimately, of what language gives us, as well as its limitations. Life is experience, as is love, and however imperfect our words, they are the tools the poet has for grappling with this experience and, perhaps even more importantly, for connecting with others. Element
is about a fierce love ... of another, of language, of walking this earth.