Tuesday, September 22, 2015

new from above/ground press: Culls, by Roland Prevost

Roland Prevost

Lenses at Both Ends

Everywhere, the old home’s gone

At the umbilicus
uncertainty engages the game

Those preposterous red blossoms
on the tallest branches, rest assured
don’t know your name, either

All this innocent vegetation
takes green for granted

Your unstoppable eyes
take this all in
even when it wounds

There will never come
an end to your thanks

Fall quietly to your knees

on this green Island
on these bleached white sands

Land your three ships
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
September 2015
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Roland Prevost’s
first trade poetry publication Singular Plurals (Chaudiere Books, 2014) came out last fall. He has been published by Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, ottawater, experiment-o, Ottawa Arts Review, The Steel Chisel, The Peter F. Yacht Club, among many others. He is the author of four chapbooks: Metafizz (Bywords, 2007), Dragon Verses (Dusty Owl, 2009), Our/ Are Carried Invisibles (above/ground press, 2009), and Parapagus (above/ground press, 2012), and has also been published in three poetry collections by Angel House Press. Roland won the 2006 John Newlove Poetry Award, judged that year by Erín Moure. He was managing editor of Poetics.ca, and founding managing editor of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics. He lives and writes in Ottawa.

This is his third chapbook with above/ground press, after Our/ Are Carried Invisibles (2009) and Parapagus (2012).

[Roland Prevost will be launching Culls as part of The Factory Reading Series, Ottawa on Friday, September 25, 2015, with Monty Reid, Cameron Anstee + Ryan Pratt]

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

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