Monday, December 10, 2018

new from above/ground press: Cupcake Royale (second edition), by Sarah Mangold

Cupcake Royale
second edition
Sarah Mangold

tell them she is baking you a cake

a special cake

chocolate with purple icing

the place decorates itself

all white cakes

and showering flowers

one day the language goes

and one day the spatial

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
December 2018
originally published by above/ground press in March 2012
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Sarah Mangold
is the author of the poetry collections Household Mechanics (New Issues, selected by C. D. Wright), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books) and Giraffes of Devotion (Kore), as well as many chapbooks. She is the recipient of fellowships and supported residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Willapa Bay AiR and Artist Trust. She founded and edited Bird Dog: a journal of innovative writing and art, which featured longer poems and emerging women poets. She lives and works in Seattle.

This is Mangold’s fifth above/ground press chapbook, after the first edition of Cupcake Royale (2012), as well as Parlor (2012), A Copyist, an Astronomer, and a Calendar Expert (2016) and BIRDS I RECALL (2018). She also had a poem as part of the recent 25th anniversary above/ground press broadside project.

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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