kevin mcpherson eckhoff
EEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN
I, the sparkling sloth,
initiate the stranger’s
before schism, practice.
He kissed chard.
Slips to lisps,
harp teeth tore sheep teeth.
Yay from the gong.
I wouldn’t watch
fearsome acrostics clothe sloths.
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
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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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