a collaboration / 2014 - 2017
Stuart Kinmond / Phil Hall
a staircase a chair sits
in a chair warm still feel
another chair sits in that one
another fits over that one rising
each plastic chair-back leans
stuttering a high curve
the audience hoisted
into one ticket stub
one seat up there as impossible
to sit on as an accent aigu
everyone ushered out
around the stack this denuded
I am not lonely
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Phil Hall’s [see his 25th anniversary essay here] most recent books are Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall – A Selected Collage (Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015), Conjugation (BookThug, 2016), & Le pluvier kildir (translated by Rose Després / Prise de parole, 2015). He lives near Perth Ontario.
Montreal native and long-time architect, Stuart Kinmond has lived in Ottawa since 1984. He studied painting and printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art in the nineties and began exhibiting in 2000. He is now a full-time visual artist working in paint, digital media, installation and public art at his Ottawa studio. He has had numerous solo and group shows in Ottawa/Gatineau, Montreal, Toronto and San Francisco.
This is Phil Hall’s third above/ground press chapbook, after Verulam (2009) and the collaborative Shikibu Shuffle (with Andrew Burke; 2012).
[Phil Hall and Stuart Kinmond will be launching this title as part of THE ABOVE/GROUND PRESS SILVER ANNIVERSARY READING/LAUNCH/PARTY on August 25, 2018 at Ottawa's Vimy Brewing Company!]
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 www.robmclennan.blogspot.com