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“Here we find one word, aput, expressing SNOW ON THE GROUND; another, qana, FALLING SNOW; a third, piqsirpoq, DRIFTING SNOW. . . .”—Franz Boas, Handbook of American Indian Languages, 1911
Christopher Kempf is the author of the poetry collections Late in the Empire of Men and, most recently, What Though the Field Be Lost, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in spring 2021. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois.
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