A new chapbook I wrote is out today from Trainwreck Press, whose mandate is: “Celebrating the innovative, the non-conforming, the radical, the alternative, the avant-garde, the non-linear, the abstract, the surreal, the visual, the concrete, the experimental.“ New is Mudflaps for short dogs: concrete poetry, machine sonnets, surreal and lyrical these poems poke and play. […]
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83. A Cartography of Home by Hayden Saunier (Terrapin Books, 2021) is a relatable American collection and Saunier’s fifth. I was granted a review copy from the press. Saunier is an actor and organizer of a poetry and improv group. Her poems remind me closest of Catherine Graham’s storytelling poems. The collection propelled me to […]
This is an addition to the CanLit poetic tradition of sex-at followed by a few (Barry McKinnon, Brian Fawcett, George Stanley, Artie Gold, rob mclennan, Mark Cochrane and Kate Van Dusen) of checking in with how sex is every few years. sex at 38 ii: I don’t want to washthe sheets. it would lose the […]
the quickness travel reduces us to the excretory feeding tubes that we are. baby birds, all of us. dim, too dim to see. give me a flashlight to glow the pink stretch between the translucent beaks of books. will mother return? should the food cart not return, should it return empty except for the sound […]