Friday, February 25, 2011

new from above/ground press: Monty Reid’s In the Garden (sept series)

1. September

All the stems
are hollow.

It’s how the dead

in the anonymous ground

waiting for us
to go away. 

In the Garden (sept series)
by Monty Reid

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
in an edition of 250 copies, March 2011
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
write for submission/subscription info, c/o 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa ON K1R 6R7,
or check out or

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2 & in US $) to rob mclennan, 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa Ontario Canada K1R 6R7.

Monty Reid is an Ottawa writer. Among his many books are Disappointment Island (Chaudiere), Lost in the owl Woods (BookThug), The Luskville Reductions (Brick) and A Poem that Ends with Murder (Apt 9). In the Garden (sept series) is the first unit of a year-long series of poems that have grown out of his backyard garden [see his January unit here]. Until recently, Monty Reid was Director of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He now works in the garden full time.

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