Monday, January 27, 2014

new from above/ground press: Albanian Suite, by Hugh Thomas

Albanian Suite
Hugh Thomas


What fraction I?  A delve of endlessness
in everything's great act.
One whirled among millions,
a first star like some last release.
Triumph at life, of other, triumph at finish til!
That moment ice-cold run its ardour,
hear night's deepest flood,
stand as mountain under sun.
Time changes, understands, controls;
you come with new ranks, a thousand lists to tie me.
Time, you murderous;
sun fills my lungs with honey,
says: the stars are going slower,
and nonetheless very quietly. 

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2014
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Hugh Thomas is a poet and translator living in Fredericton, where he teaches mathematics at the University of New Brunswick. His most recent chapbook, Opening the Dictionary, published by above/ground press, was shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol chapbook award. Franzlations, a collection of illustrated Kafka remixes, created with Gary Barwin and Craig Conley, was published by New Star Books in 2011.

This is his second chapbook with above/ground press, after Opening the Dictionary (2011).

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

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