Thursday, April 20, 2023

new from above/ground press: Apogee/Perigee, by Leesa Dean

Leesa Dean

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
April 2023
as part of above/ground press’ thirtieth anniversary
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

design by Nathan Vyklicky

Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guleph’s Creative Writing MFA program and an instructor at Selkirk College. Her first book, Waiting for the Cyclone, was a finalist for the 2017 Trillium and Relit Awards. Her novella-in-verse, The Filling Station, was recently published by Gaspereau Press and is based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. She lives in Krestova, BC (unceded Sinixt territory), with her artist husband Matty Kakes and their daughter Scarlett Heart.

This is Dean’s second above/ground press chapbook, after The Desert of Itabira (2020)

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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