Friday, June 21, 2019

new from above/ground press: HONG KONG BLUES, by Ken Norris

Ken Norris


Everything flows by.

A thousand poems
are lived, and never
written down.

You’re only limited
by what you can imagine.

I set up base camp
in this room
with golden curtains,

remembering the green curtain
that never went my way.

That was in another city,
and besides--
the ditch is dead.

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

Ken Norris
was born in New York City in 1951. He emigrated to Montreal in the mid-1970s, and became a Canadian citizen in 1985. For thirty-three years he taught Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Maine. He currently resides in Toronto.

This is Ken Norris’ sixth above/ground press chapbook, after Windward - St. Lucia Poems (1995), THE COMMENTARIES (1999), SONGS FOR ISABELLA (2000), Green Wind (2010) and LOOKING INTO IT (2011).

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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