Friday, March 24, 2023

new from above/ground press: When a Folk, When a Sprawl, by Jessi MacEachern

When a Folk, When a Sprawl
Jessi MacEachern

The ready-rot of consciousness. Keeps my nose cold

Three of us rode.

Whose rough-guise. Whose road-gyre

The smoke made it so

The wuzz-or-whir. The monologue will not revive

My memory of her.

Three of us drove. The night’s machinations

For twenty-eight long days. It was only May

The stench visible. In the glass

Would the lilacs be in bloom
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2023
as part of above/ground press’ thirtieth anniversary
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Jessi MacEachern
is the author of the poetry collection A Number of Stunning Attacks, as well as the chapbooks Television Poems (above/ground), You Do Not Like Animal Sounds (Ghost City), and Ravishing the Sex into the Hold (Model). Her new poetry collection Cut Side Down is forthcoming with Invisible in 2025. She is the 2022–24 reviewer of Poetics for Oxford University Press's The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Bishop’s University.

This is MacEachern’s second above/ground press title, after Television Poems (2021).

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