Friday, September 25, 2020

new from above/ground press: Bark Ode, by Franco Cortese

Bark Ode
Franco Cortese



1 and it shall be destroyed
and there is one thing
I fall

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

Franco Cortese
is an experimental poet living in Thorold, Ontario. His poetry won the 2020 UNESCO / Brock University Sustainability Poetry Prize, was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize and has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, filling Station, ditch, and others. He has chapbooks out through No Press, nOIR:Z, Simulacrum Press, Trainwreck Press, Gap Riot Press and The Blasted Tree, with others forthcoming from Anstruther Press, Timglaset, Hesterglock Press, Serif of Nottingham and others, and various other ephemera out through .Spacecraft Press and Penteract Press.

This is Cortese’s second above/ground press chapbook, after uoiea (2019). Further are forthcoming.

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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