Friday, October 7, 2016

new from above/ground press: theory of rooms, by Andrew McEwan

theory of rooms
Andrew McEwan

Rooms with furniture inside.
Inside buildings. Buildings repeat in a city.
Food left on table rewrites a presence.

A room refuses help. Chairs remain, and later.

Animals who live in maps of forests.
Forests shaped like rooms in building.
Animals labour to expand the boundary.

Rooms of forests on another coast.
Buildings recycle a muscular tension.
From a distance it looks the same.

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

Andrew McEwan
is the author the books repeater (BookThug 2012), a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, and the forthcoming If Pressed (BookThug 2017), as well as numerous chapbooks including Cant tell if this book is depressing or if i’m just sad (No press 2016) and Conditional (Jackpine 2014). He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Produced, in part, for distribution as part of the Festival of Readers and The Concept of Vancouver conference in St. Catharines, Ontario, October 13-15, 2016. Thanks much to Gregory and Lisa Betts for their help and support.
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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