Thursday, October 25, 2018

new from above/ground press: Twenty-Five, by Emily Izsak

Emily Izsak

Anyway    the older pony’s
not rhetorical


Beside groin’s    addendum
the crowns and plaster
of centrist teeth      loyal
to the trope

this immanent shortstop
bloated in the noisiest
most thorny part

shares ownership
with gluten’s co-star

the quarter spectre
who says

Do it

Without wanting

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

Emily Izsak is the author of Whistle Stops: A Locomotive Serial Poem (Signature Editions, 2017) and Stickup (shuffaloff/Eternal Network, 2015). Her work has been published in Arc Poetry Magazine, The Puritan, House Organ, Cough, CV2, The Doris, and The Hart House Review. In 2014 she was selected as PEN Canada’s New Voices Award nominee. Emily is currently 25 and living in London, Ontario, but all of that could change at any moment.

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