Monday, June 15, 2020

new from above/ground press: ALL WE’VE LEARNED, WHICH ISN’T MUCH, by Michael e. Casteels and Nicholas Papaxanthos

Michael e. Casteels and Nicholas Papaxanthos


This murderous little world
on this suburban street
in a column of moonlight,
in a documentary that remembers the dead.

If we are separated
in the solitary evening of water,
shake out your dreams
up and down the street
marked by bones, rocks too large.

This is a game, and we are winning.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
June 2020
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Michael e. Casteels
is the author of over a dozen chapbooks of poetry. His first full-length collection of poetry, The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses, was published in autumn of 2016 by Invisible Publishing. Recently his work has appeared in Taddle Creek, Carousel, and Industrial Sabotage. He lives in Kingston, where he runs Puddles of Sky Press.

Nicholas Papaxanthos grew up in Lefkosia, Cyprus, and lives in Montreal. His work has appeared in various magazines, including Illiterature, The New Chief Tongue, Cosmonauts Avenue, Lemonhound, Lake Effect 5 and This Magazine. He is the author of the chapbook Teeth, Untucked (Proper Tales Press, 2011) and the winner of the 2014 John Lent Poetry-Prose Award for his chapbook manuscript Wearing Your Pants. His first poetry collection, Love Me Tender, was published by Mansfield Press in 2015.

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