Thursday, June 23, 2016

new from above/ground press: NEW LIFE, by Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis

Fearful Symmetry

It’s the
fiercer ones
cub scout and
binocular girl
crow in a yard
all hooligan smoke
no clam shell peeps
gets it done in
piece by piece
algebra of
look I got up
again today
heart torn by
all the hooks in it
weights dangle from
leaders on
lines running deep
in dark seas
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
June 2016
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Stephen Collis
is the author or editor of over a dozen books, the most recent of which, Once in Blockadia (Talon Books, September 2016), is a poetic documentary of climate justice activism as well as a rethinking of the long landscape poem for the Anthropocene. He lives in Tsawwassen BC, on unceded Coast Salish Territory.

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