Monday, April 8, 2019

new from above/ground press: Tag & Run: Canto One, by Stephen Cain

Tag & Run: Canto One
Stephen Cain


No! I am not Madame Cezanne
Nor was meant to be

Those wine bottles in your neighbour’s garden
Have they begun to sprout?

The Art of Work in the Age
Of Mechanical Oppression

A future right turn
Overwhelm your comfort zone

A lyric in flight

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
in part for the author’s participation in the TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space conference at University College Dublin, Ireland, April 25-27, 2019.
April 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Cover image by Cyan Cain (ca. 2007)

Stephen Cain is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently False Friends (Book*hug, 2017). Tag & Run: Canto One is his fourth chapbook from above/ground, following Zoom (2013), Hijinks: A Sequence from Double Helix (with Jay MillAr, 2003) and Circa Diem (1997). He lives in Toronto where he teaches Canadian and avant-garde literature at York University.

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