Wednesday, February 17, 2021

new from above/ground press: Less Dream, by N.W. Lea

Less Dream
N.W. Lea


No essential sentences
for this, um, essence.

Drove through the night,
harmonies barking.

I’ve always been afraid of,
or to, sleep. I’ve always

had to pay those attention tariffs,
had to wrestle specters.

The meaner memes. decentralizing force here.

No blowout combing twilight,
my eye’s lights. Drove

into new days, just a mess

of essences.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
February 2021
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

N.W. Lea
is a poet living in Whitehorse, Yukon (also, his birthplace) with his supernal partner and their wild and beautiful daughter. Find his books at

This is Lea’s fifth above/ground press chapbook, after light years (2006), Present! (2014), Nervous System (2018) and Five Mothers (2019).

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 rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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