Monday, November 3, 2014

new from above/ground press: Who Let the Mice in Brion Gysin, by Gregory Betts

Who Let the Mice in Brion Gysin
Gregory Betts


one can be generous, one can give things to people, and sometimes this is called teaching

turn the boys over is one way of teaching

knowledge is stolen

I assassinate You
I Hassan-i-Sabbah
nothing is true everything is permitted
permitted is true nothing is everything
nothing is permitted everything is true
permitted is true everything is nothing
nothing is true permitted is everything
permitted is everything true is nothing
nothing is permitted true is everything
permitted true is everything is nothing
nothing everything is is permitted true
nothing everything is true is permitted
knowledge is stolen
the desert is stolen

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2014
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Gregory Betts is a poet-professor in St. Catharines, Ontario. His most recent book is Boycott (Make Now Books), available through

This is Gregory Betts’s third above/ground press chapbook, after curse of canada (2008) and The Cult of David Thompson (2005).

Produced in part for the Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, Revolutionaries conference in St. Catharines, Ontario, November 5-7, 2014.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at

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