your body is dispersedthe secondary metabolism of a world burnt without your approvalrifted without your approval, you cannot remember how to leaveyou cannot remember if you have ever been the firethe seams of old coal smoulderno one stops them.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, lived for many years in the Alberta badlands, and moved to the Ottawa area in 1999 to work at the Canadian Museum of Nature. His books include Karst Means Stone (NeWest), Crawlspace (Anansi), The Alternate Guide (rdc) and Garden (Chaudiere) – his most recent collection is 2016’s Meditatio Placentae (Brick). His chapbooks have appeared from many small publishers in Canada and abroad, including four from above/ground. A mini chapbook, nipple variations, is forthcoming from postghost press. A three-time GG nominee, he was Arc Poetry Magazine’s Managing Editor for many years and is currently the Director of VerseFest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival.
This is Reid’s fifth chapbook with above/ground press chapbooks, after Six Songs for the Mammoth Steppe (2000), cuba A book (2005), In the Garden (sept series) (2011) and Moan Coach (2013).
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