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Poem: rob mclennan, A (broken) line of ants

A (broken) line of ants:
for Warren Dean Fulton

if you cannot say it
give your tongue
time to adjust
Christine McNair, Dalhousie Blues

1. For/to the anonymous poet

So, you say.

2. What’s the face you had before you were born?

Possibly, smoother.

3. Dreams

I couldn’t even

4. Stop Harper

He stole that lady’s

5. Ottawa poem, William Hawkins

Another Blue Line taxicab
goes by.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011) and 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at his blog. Other sites of interest:

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