Monday, August 29, 2022

new from above/ground press: Dating Pete Davidson, by Leigh Chadwick

Dating Pete Davidson
Leigh Chadwick

Pete Davidson decides he wants to teach me how to play Pogs. We sit across from each other on the living room floor, and he hands me what he calls a slammer. I hold it in my open palm. It’s heavy and thick, I tell him.

Wait until it hits, he says.

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

Leigh Chadwick
is the author of Your Favorite Poet (Malarkey Books, 2022), the collaborative poetry collection Too Much Tongue (Autofocus, 2022), co-written with Adrienne Marie Barrios, and Sophomore Slump (Malarkey Books, 2023). Her poetry has appeared in Hobart, Salamander, Passages North, and The Indianapolis Review, among others. She can be found online at and on Twitter at @LeighChadwick5.

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