Friday, May 10, 2013

new from above/ground press: GOVERNMENT, by Jason Christie

by Jason Christie
Talos Awake

Every cycle causes
day and night
calming, tilling or
disturbing waves
with inexhaustible
transit. What end
could befuddle so
many that we
would retreat
into myth again?
The fire-breathing bull,
an A overhead, passing
all purpose, trees
sway and grow
from warm soil.
In the end, wood
unnailed and
empty. At the
end of days
we're left with
molten lead.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
May 2013
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Jason Christie grew up in Milton, Ontario. Jason’s poetry has appeared in journals and magazines, including: filling Station, dANDelion, Poetry is Dead, Action, Yes!, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line and Interiason is the author of i-ROBOT Poetry (, Canada Post ( and Unknown Actor which will be published by Insomniac Press in the Spring of 2013. He is also an editor alongside angela rawlings and derek beaulieu of the anthology Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (

This is Christie’s second above/ground press chapbook, after 8th Ave 15th St NW. (2004).

Jason Christie reads in Ottawa on Monday, May 13, 2013 as part of the spring Insomniac Press launch at Raw Sugar Cafe.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

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