Thursday, February 3, 2022

new from above/ground press: RESIDUE, by Lydia Unsworth

Lydia Unsworth

South Lane (so I’ve been told)

you left the babies
out front on the pavement
for a spell of fresh air
let them sleep
dream of a world
without cars
whole streets of babies
weeping at the strollers rolling by
a wave of depression
passed over you     you said
it’s okay
it’s fine

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

cover image originally published by Manchester : Mancunium Velveteen

Lydia Unsworth’s latest collections are Some Murmur (Beir Bua Press) and Mortar (Osmosis). Her most recent pamphlets are YIELD (KFS) and cement, terraces (Red Ceilings). Work can be found in places like Ambit, Banshee, Bath Magg, Blackbox Manifold, Shearsman, Tentacular, and The Interpreter’s House.

This is Unsworth’s second above/ground press title, after I Have Not Led a Serious Life (2019).

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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