Monday, April 5, 2021

new from above/ground press: a journal of the plague year, by Edward Smallfield

a journal of the plague year
Edward Smallfield

meditations in an emergency

1 reading Defoe—A Journal of the Plague Year

2 fare Boccaccio

3 spring sun the same

4 color as

5 ‘locked down’

6 ‘high alert’

7 in the isolation chamber

8 the higher pitched

9 ambient sound here

10 the lower pitched

11 just what you thought: an interior

12 a broken flowering

13 & dust &

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

Edward Smallfield
is the author of The Pleasures of C, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (with Doug MacPherson), equinox, and to whom it may concern. He is also the author of several chapbooks: locate (with Miriam Pirone) and lirio and anonymous (both with Valerie Coulton) and, most recently, americana (from above/ground press). His poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly,, Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Páginas Rojas, parentheses, Parthenon West Review, talking about strawberries all the time, where is the river: a poetry experiment, 26, Wicked Alice, and many other magazines and websites. He has participated in poetry conferences in Delphi, Paou, Paros, and Sofia, and lives in Barcelona with his wife, the poet Valerie Coulton.

This is Smallfield’s second chapbook with above/ground press, after americana (2018).

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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