Friday, July 10, 2020

new from above/ground press: dieting Herb Wit, by Kevin McPherson Eckhoff

dieting Herb Wit
kevin mcpherson eckhoff


I, the sparkling sloth,
initiate the stranger’s
rafter. School
before schism, practice.
He kissed chard.

Slips to lisps,
harp teeth tore sheep teeth.
Ass ritual.

Yay from the gong.
I wouldn’t watch
fearsome acrostics clothe sloths.
Honest practice.

The note:
I’d shit at the top of the bleachers,
trying to stink into their wood,
watching pee glands glistening towards a joke.


I shave dreams of water.
I shave dreams of fire.
I dream of bloomed
ham. All of these things

infer I, ever marrowy.

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

kevin mcpherson eckhoff
is a writer, editor, actor, and comedian. His book their biography (Book*hug) was described by The Globe & Mail as “wide-ranging” and “incredibly playful,” while Michael Dennis called his chapbook Circadia (Gaspereau Press) “scatalogical gold”. When not writing, kevin acts in films, like Nuptials and Recon; when not acting, he teaches essay demolition and creative wording at Okanagan College; when not teaching, he manages our teeth, a micropress dedicated to making small, odd bookish objects; when not micropressing, he daddles and hubbubs in a log home on 16 acres within traditional Splats'in territories.

This is Eckhoff's third above/ground press title, after dissections from their biography (2012) and faux foe (2018)

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