Sunday, March 9, 2008
new from above/ground press:
STRUM OF UNSEEN
by Pete Smith (Kamloops BC)
[after Fred Douglas’ book Menu For Sunset: An Apparent Story Illustrated With Pictures and his photo/text exhibition Menu For Sunset.]
publisht in Edmonton by above/ground press in an edition of 300 copies, March 2008. a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy. To order, add $1 for postage, & in Canadian currency; if sending from outside Canada, send in American, payable to rob mclennan, c/o 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1R 6R7; above/ground press subscribers receive (honest!) a complimentary copy; calendar year subscriptions available for $40, & include chapbooks, broadsides, STANZAS magazine & The Peter F. Yacht Club.
Pete Smith: Unlettered & unfettered. Migrated from England to Kamloops in 1974. Is a retired psychiatric nurse. Chapbooks include 20/20 Vision and cross of green hollow (Wild Honey Press, Eire), Harm's Length (Cambridge, UK). Long poem sequences, Mother Tongue: Father Silence (Tinfish, Hawaii); CLIV (Alterran Poetry Assemblage); Evacuation Procedures & Second Horace (Great Works). Poems in W, The Gig, The Capilano Review (forthcoming). Essays & reviews in Agenda (London, UK); The Gig (Toronto); The Paper (Sheffield, UK); at jacket #9; & forthcoming in Crayon (USA), The Gig 19 (improvisations on the works of Deanna Ferguson) & a chapter in The Salt Companion to John James (Cambridge, UK).