Friday, March 16, 2018

new from above/ground press: gravitynipplemilk anthroposcenesters, by Gary Barwin and Tom Prime

by Gary Barwin and Tom Prime

The Dinosaur-Boned Ate Lump-Light

if clouds are made of dinosaur
bones, how do you hug them?
the dinosaur-boned
eat volcano lumplight. They are
prickled heat-lakes, but they care

when I jumped off the windmill
I fell like a clam falls from the mouth

I like centrally heated air, it smells
of dinosaur bones. It is made of dinosaur

like suicide and clouds, hot-dogs have
bits of ground-up bone in them

he was a vapid
reality tv housewife-Christ. My infant
father, whom I was legally responsible for,
the glandless cities of Godspeak
Christstethoscopes to the starfish inverted

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2018
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Tom Prime is a student in the MFA program in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria (Specializing in Poetry). He writes poetry, prose, and music. His first chapbook, A Strange Hospital, was published by Proper Tales Press last year. His poems have also been published in Carousel, Ditch, Fjords Review, The Northern Testicle, The Rusty Toque, The Week Shall Inherit the Verse, and Vallum.

Gary Barwin is a writer, musician and multimedia artist and the author of 21 books. His bestselling novel, Yiddish for Pirates won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, and the Hamilton Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award. His latest book is No TV for Woodpeckers. His latest chapbooks are Broken Light (Penteract Press, 2017) and Quantum Typography (Timglaset Editions, 2018.) He is currently Writer in Residence at McMaster University and the Hamilton Public Library.

This is Barwins’s fourth above/ground press chapbook, after “SYNONYMS FOR FISH,” STANZAS #26 (March, 2001), Seedpod, Microfiche (2013) and the collaborative PLEASURE BRISTLES (with Alice Burdick; 2018).

[Gary Barwin appears in Ottawa at the 8th annual VERSeFest Poetry Festival on March 24, 2018]

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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