Friday, December 10, 2021

new from above/ground press: So/I, by Andy Weaver

Andy Weaver

shipwrecked alone
by language
on an unknown
shore, gasping
for breath,
bereft, cleaved,
and cleft,
the charts
and logbooks
floating away
in the sea foam,
I am left merely
—but what
is so “mere”
when a word
is a tireless
of the cultural
of the possible,
its weight,
changing nothing
than content
and meaning,
the way
a single page
might recall
with a dazzling
the two minutes
one morning
centuries ago

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

Andy Weaver
has been called, by his favourite small press publisher, the most glorious of bastards. Both parties consider this a compliment.

This is Weaver’s fourth above/ground press chapbook after Three Ghazals to the constellation Corvus (The Crow) (2001), Other Work for your Hands (2004) and Concatenations (2014).

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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