Friday, January 27, 2023

new from above/ground press: Perfumer's Organ, by Lindsey Webb

Perfumer’s Organ
Lindsey Webb

       If it’s important to you, you can keep it on. So I wear it like a popular wife at the supermarket.
       It is seventy years ago and I am gracefully taking the phone off the hook, and my fingers go all the way around the handle before meeting in the middle, listful.
Eating endocrines off the ground.
       What do they call that scent—petrichor? Laser copier? Hang your clothes out to dry in the wind and when you bring them in, cover your face and breathe deeply. That’s ozone.
       Elephant trunk bottle, decanted onto a towel and dabbed on the throat; hot evening.

       Ammonites moving out there in the dark.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2023
as part of above/ground press’ thirtieth anniversary
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

cover image: Maddison Colvin, “white peonies” (2019) used with permission of the artist

Lindsey Webb is the author of a chapbook, House (Ghost Proposal, 2020). Her writings have appeared in Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, and Lana Turner, among others. She was named a 2021 National Poetry Series finalist and received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Salt Lake City, where she is a Steffensen Cannon fellow in the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

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