Deterrencepublished in Ottawa by above/ground press
Do not ingest the pink gangster.
Put sand on the little table
and burn an apple beside your bed.
You have been unlucky with your garden,
for you there is parking.
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Hugh Thomas is a poet and translator who has just moved to Montreal, where he will be teaching mathematics at UQAM. His most recent chapbook, Albanian Suite, was published by above/ground press in 2014. His previous chapbook, Opening the Dictionary, also published by above/ground press, was shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol chapbook award.
This is his third chapbook with above/ground press, after Albanian Suite (2014) and Opening the Dictionary (2011).
[produced as part of the above/ground press twenty-second anniversary reading and launch, also featuring Ashley-Elizabeth Best and Amanda Earl, August 27, 2015]
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 www.robmclennan.blogspot.com