Tuesday, June 22, 2021

new from above/ground press: In the Museum, by Conor Mc Donnell

In the Museum
Conor Mc Donnell

In the Museum             Capgras’ Exhibit

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(1) These people were for teaching purposes only. (2) The compromise grew subject to stories of air electricity & oils. (3) Began with smudges on portraits  stains on a face lazy words waiting for sound to be made. (4) Their hearts sweat & swell like coronal silhouettes. (5) They split and float to the surface switching off ancient death signals on the way smoothing rough edges and sanitizing variant geometries. (6) There are no textures when it is done. (7) The museum knows the difference. (8) Nothing is moving now. (9) Paintings sculptures tapestries all replaced with perfect soulless copies. (10) Nothing behind the eyes. (11)

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

cover illustration / Ogham translation by the author

Conor Mc Donnell is a physician & poet. His debut poetry collection, Recovery Community, is now available on Mansfield Press. This is his 3rd chapbook. His next full poetry collection is titled This Insistent List.

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) hotmail.com or the PayPal button at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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