Thursday, August 15, 2013

new from above/ground press: Moan Coach, by Monty Reid

Moan Coach
Monty Reid

She was asked to be part of a production of the Vagina Monologues but after a couple of rehearsals they said she wasn’t convincing enough.

Convincing enough at what, she thought? It’s your moan, they said, it needs some work.
You have to moan as though you weren’t doing it for an audience.  You’re going to need some help.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
August 2013
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Monty Reid is an Ottawa writer. His most recent full-length collections are Disappointment Island (Chaudiere) and The Luskville Reductions (Brick). Recently he has published chapbooks with various small presses, including above/ground, Apt. 9, Gaspereau, corrupt, red ceilings, and many others. His new mistranslation of Nicolas Guillen’s El Gran Zoo is forthcoming from BuschekBooks. He currently works as Managing Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine and plays guitar and mandolin in the band Call Me Katie. 

This is Reid’s fourth above/ground press chapbook after Six Songs for the Mammoth Steppe (2000), cuba A book (2005) and In the Garden (sept series) (2011).

Monty Reid will be launching Moan Coach in Ottawa as part of the above/ground press 20th anniversary reading/launch/party on August 23, 2013.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

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