Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday poem #10 : Roland Prevost : The Charm

It holds me where I hold it
where our interstices meet

Unsolvable as life or death
it bets on every race

At home in my coat pocket
it covers what it covers

Even diamond drill bits
waltz off its smooth face 

Roland Prevost's poetry appears in Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, the Ottawa Arts Review, Bywords Quarterly Journal, The Peter F. Yacht Club, and ottawater (online) among many more. He has four chapbooks: Metafizz (2007, Bywords), Dragon Verses (2009, Dusty Owl), Our/ Are Carried Invisibles (2009, above/ground), and Parapagus (2012, above/ground). He's also been published in three poetry collections by AngelHousePress: Whack of Clouds (2008), Pent Up (2009), and Experiment-O (Issue 1, 2008 online).  He won the 2006 John Newlove Poetry Award. He was, for a few years, the managing editor of 17 seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, as well as poetics.ca, both online. He studied English and Psychology at York University and the University of Manitoba.  He lives and writes in Ottawa, Canada.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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