Monday, November 6, 2017

new from above/ground press: Trips from Here to There: Poems from the Dreamachine, by Eric Schmaltz

Trips from Here to There: Poems from the Dreamachine
Eric Schmaltz

the whirr of turquoise
tufts of pulsing moss;
enter paradoxical sleep.

the turquoise pulls.
moments of rust.
a sense that eyelids have failed.

somewhere beyond that
not quite centred,
i can feel the sketches of a carousel,

a fragmented familiarity
looking back in age,
a silhouette of elsewhere.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Eric Schmaltz is an intermedia artist, writer, & educator living in Toronto. Eric’s work has been featured online and in print across Canada & internationally in places including Carousel, Broken Pencil, Lemon Hound, The Capilano Review, Open Letter, & Poetry is Dead. His visual work has been featured in Canada and the United States in places such as Havana Gallery (Vancouver), Lab T.O. (Toronto), Sugar City Arts Collective (Buffalo), the Critical Media Lab (Kitchener), Rodman Hall (St. Catharines), & Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines). More at

This is Schmaltz’ second above/ground press chapbook, after MITSUMI ELEC. CO. LTD.: keyboard poems (2014).

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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