Wednesday, January 25, 2012

new from above/ground press: let lie/, an excerpt from a collaborative work by Elizabeth Rainer and Michael Blouin

let lie/
an excerpt from a collaborative work by Elizabeth Rainer and Michael Blouin

that’s the way it goes it goes mm hmm mm hmm da… mm hmm mm hmm da… something about the ocean de de de de mm hmm and being pulled from the wreckage you hardly ever hear it on the radio anymore you told me once my vagina was like a small bird and I never asked you how it doesn’t forage for food in the forest in the winter nor does it sing from the trees in the spring I sometimes wonder if you had any idea what you were saying half the time you said anything at all there’s a part in the middle that goes nan a na naa in the middle of the song I mean not in the middle of my vagina and a part that goes yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah dried and bedded and sometimes the truth is just the ceiling coming down just the ashes left see you’re carrying that look on your face if you want to make love to me take off your pants and if you want to go just do it just go but either way like men say when they throw the football… go long.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2012
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Elizabeth Rainer is a visual artist and a writer. Her work has been published in numerous small magazines. This is her first chapbook. Her online home is and although she resides in Vancouver she lives in Alberta.

Michael Blouin is a novelist and a poet. He has two books of poetry with Pedlar Press (I’m not going to lie to you 2007, Lampman-Scott Award Finalist) and Wore Down Trust (2011), a novel with Coach House Books (Chase and Haven 2008, ReLit Award Winner and Amazon First Novel Finalist) and a chapbook with Apt. 9 Press. He is represented by Westwood Creative Artists and his online home is

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