Wednesday, August 7, 2019

new from above/ground press: contrite, by Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

skip. rock.

                        a side-arm motion sets momentum or observation flittering.

                      here, rock, crow, hut, ice, creep, filter.

     shove land.
 coordinates hang.

we met at the waste-field


duplication is a dream.

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

Chris Turnbull
is the author of continua (Chaudiere Books 2015; now a homestay at Invisible Publishing 2019) and [ untitled ] in o w n (CUE Books 2014). She has published several chapbooks: Shingles (Thuja1999); continua 1-22 (above/ground 2010); and Candid (hawkweed 2019). Undertones, a collaboration with text/artist Bruno Neiva, is forthcoming in summer/fall 2019 with Low Frequency Press (Buffalo). Other visual and text based work and collaborations can be found online, in print, and within landscapes. She curates a footpress, rout/e, whereby poems are planted on trails: A collaborative chapbook with a rawlings, The Great Canadian (Low Frequency Press 2016), combined Turnbull’s photographs from rout/e with rawlings’ text from her ongoing echolology.

Candid was previously published as part of Dusie Kollective #8 and is also online at It is the first of three interconnected chapbooks. contrite follows Candid much like a riffle: “guess a spokesperson of it all” was published as a broadside in above/ground press’ 25th Anniversary collection (2019); other pieces were published in The Capilano Review 3.35 (Spring 2018) and Café Review (Spring 2019: ed. Bob Hogg).

This is her second chapbook with above/ground press, after continua 1-22 (2010).

[Chris Turnbull will be launching in Ottawa on August 10th as part of the above/ground press 26th anniversary launch/reading/party]

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