Wednesday, November 14, 2018

new from above/ground press: PLANE FLY AT NIGHT (Tuscaloosa Notebook Poems), by MC Hyland

(Tuscaloosa Notebook Poems)        
MC Hyland


Rain hit you on purpose
All over your second language

Busted iron archway over
Over a street of bats

Hinge of radiance
Passionate solipsism

Put an apocalypse in the middle
To make light of the room

Taxonomies of rain
Unravel at the shoulder

Cavalry vs. Calvary vs. Calgary

Compulsory nervousness
Would not follow you to Texas

Shaken awake as the car rolled
Razorblade under your tongue

Make a room of light
Going into the ground

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

MC Hyland
is a PhD candidate in English Literature at New York University, and holds MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, as well as the author of several poetry chapbooks—most recently THE END PART ONE (Magic Helicopter Press 2017) and (with Anna Gurton-Wachter) The Laundry Poem/Five Essays on the Lyric (self-published, 2018)—and the poetry collections Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press 2010) and THE END (Sidebrow, forthcoming 2019).

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; in US, add $2; outside North America, add $5) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9. E-transfer or PayPal at at rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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