interrupting her notation of the present
she places a plant on the nightstand
she cuts a recipe out of a magazine
there were poems about her &
she was satisfied with them
she was delighted
something in this language is deficient
we complain about almost everything
we drink a cold beer
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Valerie Coulton’s books include small bed & field guide (above/ground press), open book (Apogee Press), and The Cellar Dreamer (Apogee Press). With husband Edward Smallfield, she’s the co-author of lirio and anonymous, both from Dancing Girl Press. She lives in Barcelona and co-edits parentheses, an annual journal of international writing.
This is Coulton’s second chapbook with above/ground press, after small bed & field guide (2017).
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