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temporary roof and rec room
bathtub, rug and pillow talk
before the big sleep question
time to read the paper, fry an egg
put clothes in the washer -
how hold this loan of a crib or a
book this brief earth assignment
in couvert Van cover - how do I make it  
not elsewhere, not glitter bits O
Van couveuse brooder of woods
how become a door, a window
a sophisticated city fitting enough
for a forest - I'll listen, I'll love, I'll weep
and I will kill  
and I will fail

Meredith Quartermain

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Jaime Lee Kirtz

 

BIO:
Meredith Quartermain's most recent book is Recipes from the Red Planet (BookThug
2010). Vancouver Walking won the BC Book Award for Poetry. Matter and Nightmarker, which appeared in 2008, have been described by the Dalhousie Review as "perhaps the two most noteworthy titles" in recent radical poetry, on the one hand as "prescient, daring," and on the other as "undoing the knot of human understanding."