Wednesday, October 16, 2019

new from above/ground press: Five Mothers, by N.W. Lea

Five Mothers
N.W. Lea

Five Mothers


Distinctions: she hates every one.
A fate worse than life.
A fate-worm, then laugh.


I wandered under mammoth trees,
under a super moon. To me, though,
it was just a supper moon.


O, how I love supper,
with its numbing little kisses.


Nothing heals...
not even the drunk of a bath.


and venerated, this
private hell.

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

N.W. Lea
is the author of two collections of poetry, Everything is Movies (Chaudiere, 2007) and Understander (Chaudiere, 2015) which was a finalist for the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry; as well as a number of chapbooks, including more recently, Nervous System (above/ground, 2018). He currently makes his home in Whitehorse, Yukon with his parter and their baby girl.

This is Lea’s fourth above/ground press chapbook, after light years (2006), Present! (2014) and Nervous System (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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