Friday, February 1, 2019

new from above/ground press: CHOOSE YOUR OWN POEM, by Laura Farina

Laura Farina

It fidgets
with the tops
of pines.

It cups
the full

If you’d like morning to come, turn to page 6.
If you’d like to remain in the shadows, turn to page 9.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
February 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Laura Farina
is the author of two full-length books of poetry, Some Talk of Being Human (Mansfield Press, 2014) and This Woman Alphabetical (Pedlar Press, 2005), as well as the chapbook, Diagnostic Tool (Gaspereau Press, 2017). Her picture book, This is the Path the Wolf Took is forthcoming from Kids Can Press. Laura is the recipient of the Archibald Lampman Award, and has appeared on the longlist for both the ReLit Award and the CBC Poetry Prize. She grew up in Ottawa and gradually made her way west. She now lives in Vancouver, where she coordinates arts programs, facilitates writers’ workshops and hangs out with her husband and son.

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