Monday, March 30, 2015

new from above/ground press: The Destructions, by Amish Trivedi

The Destructions
Amish Trivedi
$4

Two Destructions

A vision of a wo-
man in a naked winter tree:
     fingerprints on
     hot, wet
     sheets. We

became more electric,
molested between
     the legs

of a table.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2015
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Amish Trivedi’s
first book, Sound/Chest, is out from Coven Press, LLC. Recent poems have been in Open Letters Monthly, The Kenyon Review Online, Entropy and soon in The Laurel Review. His reviews have been in Sink and Pleiades. He is the managing editor of N/A (www.nalitjournal.com) and his website is at amishtrivedi.com

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

new from above/ground press: yasser arafat is dead, by damian lopes

yasser arafat is dead
damian lopes
$4

converse

        clipped
consonants separated
by bakelite tie
tongues as teens
bash teeth

copper lines trace
silent impulses
electronic thought where
synapses flounder on
concurrent waves
confounding
confluence of
  influences restrained

over the net
three times my height
i lob & circle
to return my service

conversion if not
conversation tried
     tired
concession genuflected
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2015
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy


Produced, in part, as a handout at the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, April 2, 2015 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Much thanks to Sampson Starkweather his help and support. http://chapbookfestival.org/

damian lopes is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Barrie, a position he will hold until 2018. After fifteen years of quiet bordering on silence, he resumed publishing in earnest at the beginning of 2015. He is currently completing a new collection of poetry entitled away home and his first novel, The Mango Stone. Several other projects are in the works as well. In 2008 he became involved with the local arts community, and helped found the Barrie Arts and Culture Council. In his previous career, he published three print books – clay lamps & fighter kites (The Mercury Press), sensory deprivation / dream poetics (Coach House Books) and towards the quiet (ECW Press) – and two online poetry-multimedia works. He is the former proprietor of the micro press fingerprinting inkoperated. www.damianlopes.com

See recent profiles on lopes on Open Book: Ontario and Jacket2.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

new from above/ground press: The Peter F Yacht Club #22; VERSeFest special!

The Peter F Yacht Club #22
VERSeFest 2015 special
edited by rob mclennan
[see the link here for information on the previous issue]
[see the links here for information on the 2014 VERSeFest special issue, the 2013 VERSeFest special issue, the 2012 VERSeFest special issue and 2011 VERSeFest special issue]
[see the link here for a history of the publication]
$6


With new writing by a host of Peter F Yacht Club regulars, irregulars and VERSeFest 2014 participants, including Cameron Anstee, Dennis Cooley, dalton derkson, Anita Dolman, Stan Dragland, Amanda Earl, Laurie Fuhr, Daphne Marlatt, rob mclennan, Pearl Pirie, Roland Prevost, Monty Reid, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Janice Tokar, Tom Walmsley and Gillian Wigmore.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2015
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
[a small stack of copies will be distributed free as part of the fifth annual VERSeFest, March 24-30, 2015]


To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com