Thursday, July 12, 2018

new from above/ground press: PROPOSITIONS, by Lise Downe

Lise Downe

out of thin air and into a world of solid matter
a button on a railway platform
hundreds of thousands of magic shining swords
the surprise of signs, the real world
pouring in this afternoon where you are headed
rescued from the brink of dullness
that unbroken succession, an echo that lingers
simultaneous and sometimes a conflict of punctuation
favored by sorting

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

Lise Downe
grew up in London, Ontario. She studied art at the Beal Art Annex and at the City and Guilds of London Art College (England). Lise painted for many years before focusing on writing poetry. She has published four books: A Velvet Increase of Curiosity and The Soft Signature, both with ECW Press; Disturbances of Progress with Coach House Books; and This Way with BookThug. She also studied jewellery arts at George Brown College and the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU). Lise lives in Toronto where she continues to write at a snail’s pace and make small objects.

Cover design by the author

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

No comments: