Wednesday, November 16, 2011

new from above/ground press: Shannon Maguire's Vowel Wolves & Other Knots


(Palms up, Ready to Catch)


threat to deer from the covered hook
extended extended the extended deer

bend deer hair wing to the upright hook
attach extended behind from a tail
wrap fur covered thread over wing
hook to the upright furry worm

right up deer bend hair extended behind wing
attach thread to fur wing
from behind wrap deer hair over a worm
bend hook to the tail wing

hook hair to the covered tail
right from a bend attach deer to the hook
wrap fur up from behind the coveted
to hook upright attach bend right


from marsh all-night moose send night
lava image all forms passing a hider
night forms the “send moose” button from a marsh
marsh pearl from a hidden sail

send marsh from a sail letter
forms passing raw button pearl under the lava
moose trail from image letter
left all buttons...send pearl future-passing letter

marsh from an all-night imagery lava
raw image hidden trail under letter
moose future passing forms the sail
send button pearl letter from an all-night marsh

future future a future button
trail from button forms a hidden marsh

Vowel Wolves & Other Knots
by Shannon Maguire

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2011
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

Shannon Maguire is a poet and playwright. She is the co-cultivator of AvantGarden, an experimental text and sound based performance series in Toronto. "Fur(l) Parachute" was shortlisted for the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her work has appeared in CV2, Gulch: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose (Tightrope) and Nightwood Theatre's 4X4 Off Road Festival, among other places.

Shannon Maguire launches in Toronto on November 22 at the Art Bar Reading Series, alongside rob mclennan and Pearl Pirie.

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