Abbie Kiefer

Certain Shelter

Full-length collection available for preorder, coming October 2024 from June Road Press

Abbie Kiefer’s poems brim with a practical tenderness. She wields a Yankee sensibility with language—every word perfectly chosen, every line a clean break. In this book, factories close down and people sew their own sutures. The garden blooms another season. Another year approaches and we fret. But there is something beautiful waiting in the soil, too. Read this book if you are a daughter or a son or a parent or if you are someone who has lost something, because this book will help you find something. There’s something for you on every page.”

—Christina Olson, author of The Anxiety Workbook

Brief Histories

Digital chapbook available from Whittle Micro-Press

Abbie Kiefer's brief histories dazzle the line between inventory and invention in their exploration of the past—both personal and collective. These poems tip over barrels so they can sing of loss and revival, of making do "so long it feels like devotion."  

Amie Whittemore, author of Nest of Matches