Tuesday, July 27, 2010

new from above/ground press: Marilyn Irwin’s for when you pick daisies


i am drunk off
your scent steam

august mist
bee sting
bug itch

sparks stream from cigarettes
casualties of war
fuse into fire escape

shift of sand sift

feather breath
kiss whispers

soap scum scars
freckles there
that curve like pisces

for when you pick daisies  
Marilyn Irwin

published in Ottawa by above/ground press in an edition of 200 copies, July 2010
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

to order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, $2) c/o rob mclennan, 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa ON K1R 6R7

Originally published in a private edition by the author in an edition of 22 copies for a night above/ground poetry reading (with poets Cameron Anstee and Marcus McCann), lovingly hosted by rob mclennan at the Carleton Tavern, Ottawa, Ontario on July 16, 2010. A recent graduate of the Winter 2010 edition of rob mclennan’s seasonal poetry workshops and forthcoming graduate of Algonquin’s Creative Writing program, Marilyn Irwin can be seen (mostly) and heard (less) in and around the multi-faceted poetry scene of Ottawa.

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