PoetryFilm Archive: Holes in the Mountain by Kai Carlson-Wee
Holes in the Mountain is a poetry film by Kai Carlson-Wee, shot during a freight hopping trip from Oakland to Portland with his brother in the summer of 2014. Through video, photography, poetry, and music, the film creates an associative narrative structure that seeks to explore rural American landscapes, spiritual poverty, and the experience of traveling by freight. The poem has been published in The Missouri Review.
Kai Carlson-Wee recently finished a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and has received scholarships and awards from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, the Dorothy Sergeant Rosenberg Fund, and the August Derleth Society. His work has appeared in journals such as Linebreak, The Paris American, Best New Poets, and The Missouri Review, which selected a group of his poems for their annual Editor’s Prize. He currently lives in San Francisco, CA, where he is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.