Tuesday, August 7, 2018

new from above/ground press: Love / Wildness, by Natalee Caple

Love / Wildness
Natalee Caple

Motions of Confession

We spent years on our futures
trying on colours
our neighbours were lovers

We orphaned texts
wrote long etceteras
drank and danced

I trace you
between paragraphs
your children too

Drawl in your reading voice
crushed velvet dress
bill and Mitch play chess

As if it never ended
I never moved West
you never moved East

Stopped writing
am I wrong?
I'd like to be

O Nancy when you feel wicked
wait for me
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
August 2018
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Natalee Caple
is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction. Her latest book of poetry, Love in the Chthulucene/Cthulhucene (from which these poems come) will be out with Wolsak and Wynn in Spring 2019. Natalee is an associate professor at Brock University.

This is her third chapbook with above/ground press, after The Appetites of Tiny Hands (1997) and The Appetites of Tiny Hands: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (2017).

[Natalee Caple 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

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