Maureen Alsop (Mantic, Augury Books, 2013) has recently had several new pieces published online for the month of November. Spanning across text, sound, and video, as well as authorships and continents, they are a testament to the creative volume of Alsop’s work. See (and listen) below to receive a rounded view of her poetics.
Read a poem in Constraint, issue 48 of Australian poetry review Cordite.
A six-poem collaboration with the late Hillary Gravendyk has recently been published at The Volta in Arizona.
Listen to “Ensign March,” a poem from Mantic, translated into sound via telephone for Chicago-based Weird Deer.
View two video poems, “Vetiver” and “Thou,” at The Continental Review, an online journal devoted to video poetry and poetics.
Maureen Alsop’s MANTIC
Later, Knives & Trees by Maureen Alsop
Maureen Alsop (Mantic, Augury Books, 2013) has recently published a new full-length poetry collection entitled Later, Knives & Trees with Negative Capability Press. Praised by many, including E.C. Belli and the late Hillary Gravendyk, Later, Knives & Trees deals largely with subjects of grief and coping with death. We are glad to include a poem from that collection, “Sanctimony,” below.
You are a fine one after all— you among the beginnings are my beginning. Among delicate patterns of birds, sparks shepherding
Sun slim contrails like a small intimacy, the pewter sky’s glassy
impression toward night, a ritual with time. Perhaps dear,
I might judge the shadow of myself, the slight will of my shadow that keeps things just.
The dead live beneath the reach of snow—
without intimation I record collusions temporal heat. I keep record of your records.
Negative Capability Press was founded in Mobile, Alabama and has been publishing award-winning books since 1981. They are a Member of APSS: Association of Publishers for Special Sales (formerly SPAN). More information on the press, as well as Later, Knives & Trees, can be found at their website.