Tuesday, August 8, 2023

new from above/ground press: Girl gives long-fingered self-portrait, by Sophia Magliocca

Girl gives long-fingered self-portrait
Sophia Magliocca


I’ve overpaid my dues to the screen
billed 21 hours of glossy eyes on the glass
resisted rubbing thrusting my hips on the gram
even tongue wrestled some pens today
committed to a new notebook
stopped clanking in the back scene
convinced myself sleep won’t make me better
even hit my protein goal by noon
cleared my throat
driven off the island
shaken the angst from my skin
even combed my hair

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

[Sophia Magliocca will be launching this title in Ottawa as part of the above/ground press 30th anniversary reading/launch/party on August 12!]

cover art: Salvatore Magliocca

Sophia Magliocca is a Master’s student in English Literature at Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal) where she researches the effects of (mis)interpreting how women's legacies are documented across literary history. Sophia is a known lover of travel, pasta and orange cats. Most recently she has published poetry in Canadian literary journals such as Yolk, Montreal Writes and periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics. Find her on Instagram @sophmagli

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