Friday, January 6, 2017

new from above/ground press: Domestica, by Sarah Swan

Sarah Swan

Still Life 4

Here is a pile of too-small shoes:
the previous selves of two little girls. I miss them.
These register as losses.

Here is light arriving whole, sudden –

to illumine such common things:

another brick of butter,
soft enough to be finger-poked all over
by two little girls,

a red and white striped bowl
of snow-white flour.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Sarah Swan
is from Winnipeg, but currently lives in Yellowknife, NWT. She is a former medic with the Canadian Armed Forces, a homeschooling mom, and a freelance fine arts writer. Her publication credits include the Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Art, Galleries West, Studio Magazine, and Macleans’ Magazine. At one time, Sarah was also a poet, having published a book of poems titled Rapture Red and Smoke Grey with Turnstone Press in 2001. She is happy, and relieved, to be writing poetry again.

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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