Friday, March 8, 2019

new from above/ground press: B V A, by Billy Mavreas

Billy Mavreas


This series of constrained concrete poems was set in motion by a stack of salvaged provincial election stickers, each 3 x 7 inch sticker consisting only of the capital letters B V A printed green on light cream paper.

I have hand torn one sticker and reassembled the parts to compose one poem.

27 unique poems complete the series, this chapbook comprises a selection of these.

Very special thanks to PVR for saving what others would readily throw away.

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

Billy Mavreas
is a Montreal based artist and writer. His work has appeared in Ascent, Asemic, bOING bOING, Braincell, Carousel, Comics Journal, filling Station, Fish Piss, Five Million Copies, fhole, F.O.D., Four Minutes to Midnight, Hopital Brut, Iron Feather Journal, Malefact, OL, Salon, The Bleed, Transmog, Queen Street Quarterly, Union Shop Bluff, Xerolage and many more.

This is Billy Mavreas’ second above/ground press title, after A MERCY OF SIGNS (2018).

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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