Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tuesday poem #408 : Julia Drescher : after the funeral



telling a story your father out fixing

wires while standing in water gets sparked

& thrown from the shed & your cousin said it's not

the electricity that throws you but your own flesh.




Julia Drescher's most recent publications include the chapbooks ANTIBIOGRAPHY (FOBW, 2020), BLATTA and METASTATIC FLOWER (above/ground press, 2020) & a full-length collection OPEN EPIC (Delete Press, 2017). She lives in Colorado.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tuesday poem #407 : Michael Edwards : Process



Frontier of the notebook is the leading
edge. A prime location to push
forward with disembodied heads

of poems. Line sharks, Leviathans
undiscovered consonants to obliterate
and alliterate. Concentrate now.

Ars Poetica. Ours is the poetics of paint
on canvas. Under-paint, stand back
look askance head cocked finger

on the trigger. Pick off words
with a pea shooter. Put and eye
out. Rubbish removal for

pungent phrases, rotten cliches
polluting the page. Clutter be gone.
Marie Kondo do these words

bring you joy? Have I used them lately?
Only failure here. Doom Here. Purge
and ascend. Purgatorio to Paradiso.




Michael Edwards is a poet, writer and busy dad living in Vancouver, BC on traditional, unceded Musqueam territories. A graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU (2020), he has been published in various online journals including Talking Strawberries, Cypress, Cabinet of Heed and Headline Poetry. Michael is also the founding editor of Red Alder Review, an online publication focused on building connections between writers and the wider community. // Twitter: @michaelwrites1

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan