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habitat by Kai Thigpen: ash covers

habitat is a poetry chapbook that features a non-binary speaker wanting to put down roots. We join them on a walk in a forest lush with fluidity and openness as they seek connection to their body, to other people, to the land around them, and to themself. 


Throughout these poems, Kai Thigpen examines the ways in which we are linked to and separate from our more-than human ecosystem. They explore the relationship with embodiment while experiencing gender dysmorphia, their social context in the US following childhood moves, and their Jewish and Irish family history.


About the Poet

Kai Thigpen is a licensed clinical social worker providing therapy to LGBT+ communities. They grew up in France, Sweden, and the United States. Currently, Kai lives and works on Lenni Lenape land, also known as Pennsylvania, with their partner and two fluffy cats.

Previous poems of theirs have appeared in several journals including Zymbol and Wild Age Press. This is their first book. 

Find Kai on social media: @enby.therapist



Dimensions: 7.5" x 5.75"

45 pages


Ash wood cover is laser engraved and hand-bound in the Coptic stitch. Each folio is wrapped with a strip of letterpress printed decorative paper.


ISBN: 978-1-955608-10-7


habitat by Kai Thigpen: ash covers

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