KC LaCourse – Travelin’ Through Time
Cowboy Poet KC LaCourse says what she does amounts to painting with words. An apt description. We do spot definite Impressionism at work in her latest offerings.
In her direct and forthright style of delivery, LaCourse lets the words land and stand. Whether the focus is a portrait in some of the poems or a moment in others, by content her collection’s title “Travelin’ Through Time” alludes to both the action and the manner of passage through it. And some pack a lot of baggage on the journey. For “Pioneer Prayer,” “Margot” (in which we get an interesting spin on common threads of humanity) and “The Longest Ride” (a Pony Express rider’s 390-mile endurance test) we go back in time. Also there’s “Elusive Cowboy,” in which there is no rescue for a broken man. “Stands Alone” and “Side By Side” both deal with life and loss. And there is a small flicker of comfort in “Candles At Night.”
La Course is a working poet and host who is becoming a noted pen and voice. This collection helps to prove the point, Eighteen tracks and two bonus tracks. Recommended.
– by Rick Huff