Friday, October 3, 2014

new from above/ground press: Images from Declassified Nuclear Test Films, by Stephen Brockwell

Images from Declassified Nuclear Test Films
Stephen Brockwell

No Date,
“Let’s Face It”,

Her hair.
Say that—all the voices

What skin tone
adjustments, I can’t
imagine—who could?
No categories for that
declassification, too much
to see it.

And of the trees,
what survival?
Match stick does not
survival make
as beautiful as sunsets.

There are no creams
for alpha particles.

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

Stephen Brockwell is an Ottawa poet who runs a small IT company from a tiny office in the Chateau Laurier. His collection Fruitfly Geographic won the Archibald Lampman Award in 2004. His most recent collection is Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books.

This is Stephen Brockwell’s fourth above/ground press chapbook, after Excerpts from Impossible Books: The Crawdad Cantos (2012), Impossible Books (the Carleton Installment) (2010) and Marin County Poems (2001).

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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