Wednesday, March 10, 2021

new from above/ground press: a field guide to fanciful bugs, by Amanda Earl

a field guide to fanciful bugs
Amanda Earl

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

a field guide to fanciful bugs was first published by avantacular press in 2010 as an e-book on Scrib, but is no longer available online. Thanks to Andrew Topel.

Amanda Earl
(she/her) is a pansexual polyamorous feminist mischief maker living in Ottawa. She’s the managing editor of and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. She’s authored 14 visual poetry chapbooks and leaflets from publishers in Canada, USA and Sweden, and her visual poetry has been exhibited Brazil, Canada, Russia and the USA.  Earl is the author of Kiki (Chaudiere Book, 2014, now available from Invisible Publishing), A World of Yes (Devil House, 2015) and Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl (Coming Together, 2014). Her most recent chapbook is an experimental prose novella, Sessions from the DreamHouse Aria (above/ground press, 2020). Amanda’s goals are love, whimsy, exploration, connection to kindred misfits and community-building. For more information, please visit or connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle.

This is Amanda Earl’s ninth chapbook with above/ground press, after Eleanor (2007), The Sad Phoenician’s Other Woman (2008), Sex First & Then A Sandwich (2012), A Book of Saints (2015), Lady Lazarus Redux (2017), The Book of Mark (2018), Aftermath or Scenes of a Woman Convalescing (2019) and Sessions from the DreamHouse Aria (2020).

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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