Monday, April 2, 2018

new from above/ground press: americana, by Edward Smallfield

Edward Smallfield

higher education

bent sentences. open
windows breathe spring
scents. eucalyptus, rhodo
dendron. syllables. morph
emes, phonemes. taste
& texture, selected
for. on the fifth
floor of life a distant
music, the bruised
brass of a marching
band. in the base
ment, under the table,
spilled DNA stains
silken thighs & lips
& nights. ‘spooky
action at a distance”
hasn’t been invented
or discovered yet.

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

Edward Smallfield
is the author of The Pleasures of C and equinox, and the co-author of several collaborative projects, One Hundred Views of Edo (with Doug MacPherson), locate (with Miriam Pirone), and lirio and anonymous (both with Valerie Coulton). His poems have appeared in alice blue, Barcelona INK, bird dog, Calibanonline, Touch the Donkey,, New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, Páginas Rojas, Parthenon West Review, Spotlight, 26, Wicked Alice, and many other magazines and websites. He lives in Barcelona with his wife, the poet Valerie Coulton.

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