Thursday, January 13, 2022

new from above/ground press: Small Print, by Natalie Simpson

Small Print
Natalie Simpson

Would you shape your future in profit-sharing? In slices and dices?

Could you count out slowly and exhale a meaningful product? We

would not predict, and yet success is bursting from every lip. Every

line you write improves your chances of gems and shining light.

Worship your pennies and the dollars just glitter. Just farther, there,

you can see another life, that one you led in your wildest dreams, a car

in the sun, it’s fun, your car at the beach, no care in the world, that life

comes from firm outputs, healthy royalties, press releases, trust.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2022
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Natalie Simpson
is the author of accrete or crumble (LINEbooks, 2006) and Thrum (Talonbooks 2014). Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English, and many chapbooks, most recently Anonymous (Widow) Anonymous (Wife) (The Blasted Tree 2020). She practices pro bono law in Calgary.

This is Simpson’s third above/ground press title, after The writing that should enter into conversation (2005) and Dirty Work (2007).

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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