Tuesday, June 6, 2023

new from above/ground press: “Almost Alive,” by Julia Drescher

“Almost Alive”
Julia Drescher

If beginning exists it might be a rhythm

Lists, questions, organisms

“Beyond the surfaces of support”

This vulgar flower, that trashy nerve

Venting valvic & pinched

“Attracting men who become defensive”

Every monday late august a different century

In the dim light of morning a leaden prosody goes walking

It gathers its skirts & squats

With descriptive organs

A flowering muscle’s slow mountain

A discomposure in the shoulder

The jaw falls open

With an unfamiliar sense

It is acorn-shaped, it is brushing gradients

Slow curves & passing language

Time breeds surface & rhythm works

Weather like a gift gone wrong

Walking & wiping its face on the lawn

Where the body collapses, more or less

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

Julia Drescher
has one full-length collection from Delete Press (OPEN EPIC, 2017) & chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, Further Other Book Works, & ypolita. This is her third title from above/ground press, after BLATTA & Metastatic Flower (2020). She lives in Colorado.

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) hotmail.com or the PayPal button at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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