Tuesday, April 12, 2016

new from above/ground press: Odds Are, by lary timewell

Odds Are
lary timewell

The distinction disappears but the things remain, as if history were

(history were) an afterimage. Aspirate the h out of it; a unit of eulogy,

one. Arbitrary, so long as we are consistent. Colloquial is not illiterate.

To follow a task greater than to lead. Resolute happiness counting

the beats in anomalous time, reading down the page in 4D. Reading con-

sonantal discontent, boring into the infernal meantime speakers re-

present. Choosing less before sufficient, we position an exit more glorious.

The day is done but (inserted) here to do over again, the work more ill-advised

& ungrammatical than ever. A re-arrangement that never signals defeat. In-

verted, the institution becomes parenthetical to process. When you think

about it too long, nonce-word. Greek stems, Latin advocatus diaboli. Instantly

plausible, pattern. Not precision & cogency, but cut & dried. Supposed,

the unspoken (heard) analogies themselves dispense sense. Writing is

exception-tested, & subsequent practice discriminates, attends based on market

value. That it must count for something fair seems unfair. Only the un-

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
April 2016
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

lary timewell
is a North Vancouver writer recently returned from 20 years in Fukushima. The co-founder and publisher of the late 1980s and early 90s Tsunami Editions, he has published a number of titles, including two chapbooks from Obvious Epiphanies. Some of his latest work from the expanding manuscript molecular hyperbole recently appeared in Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia, eds. Paul Nelson, George Stanley, Barry McKinnon and Nadine Maestas (Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press, 2015).

This is his second chapbook with above/ground press, after tones employed as loss (2013).

Produced, in part, as a handout at The New Orleans Poetry Festival, April 15-17, 2016. Much thanks to Marthe Reed for her help and support. http://www.lavenderink.org/poetryfest/schedule/

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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