Microbial Soup Kiss
Sean Braune and Émilie Dionne
dance—like strings or sifflets
our heads strike
twigs: i heard
within the hour, we’d be
standing further than
two metres apart
with masks sewn
like love between
our smiles, our hope,
our fingers in our eyes
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Sean Braune is the writer of the poetry book Dendrite Balconies (University of Calgary Press, 2019) and the philosophy book Language Parasites: Of Phorontology (Punctum Books, 2017). His first feature-length film, Nuptials, has just screened at the Cyprus International Film Festival (2021).
Émilie Dionne is a health researcher, sociologist, political theorist, writer and visual artist based in Quebec (Montreal & Quebec city). She’s been writing since she was 10, wrote three novels, five plays, many short stories and collections of poetry. Her writing has been published only once before, Secrètes Immortelles (1999), and her visual art is available online. She’s a runner, lover of animals and nature.
This is Braune’s fourth above/ground press chapbook after the vitamins of an alphabet (2016), The Cosmos (2018) and FACE PORTRAITS and AUTHOR COPS (2018).
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