Thursday, January 23, 2014

new from above/ground press: Present!, by N.W. Lea

N.W. Lea

the gangster

with rubber extendable arms
holds me up
like a baby
to the sun

I can see up close
the gilded cliffs
with their innumerable catacombs

there is an edgy love
to the way
he sways me

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

N.W. Lea lives and writes in Ottawa. He is the author of two previous chapbooks, light years (above/ground press, 2006) and Actual Girl (The Emergency Response Unit, 2011) as well as the full-length collection, Everything is Movies (Chaudiere Books, 2007).

This is his second chapbook with above/ground press, after light years (2006).

[N.W. Lea launches Present! on February 6, 2014 in Ottawa alongside m erskine and Hugh Thomas as part of The Factory Reading Series]

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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