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By Matt Robinson

This publication is ready reminiscence -- reminiscence as a poetic shape during which refractions of loss, restoration, discovery and identification shape an resourceful reshaping of the earlier. In uncooked brushstrokes, Robinson documents the sluggish cascade of occasions and characters slipping in the course of the skinny membrane of expertise, shaping our histories. while, he experiments with type and shape in a superbly sinuous writing. With this, his first e-book, Robinson makes a fabulous debut at the North American literary level.

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5* then on the tuesday: rain and driveway rivers — meeting, merging, and the Wednesday it seemed things had been watered in. settled. with the beginnings of zinnias' reds, evidence of a comfort in the ground. 59 ij ways of looking at fish, after at another time or place the other dozen might be more readily available, but for now, cooking alone, all her kitchen will allow is this one version, and so i think of fish as simply the way in which my hands become my mother's summer-slick with august, flour, spices, and all the while there is the sizzling mimicry of cast iron and butter; a cool moon fading into the dark heat, so standing at the counter between the sink and the stove, i hesitate, refuse to rinse my hands and instead let the breading cast and harden, but in the interim the butter has melted away, and i can reach only for something transparent and black at the edge, it is only after the slap and sizzle of the fillet that i rediscover the butter and notice the flakes falling away from between my fingers.

Biblical, we packed the deck with terracotta; filled that shady spot in back by the shed with euonymus because her chives were alone in the earth, the colour of dried blood, it stained our skin, wedged its way under nails and behind ears. 5* then on the tuesday: rain and driveway rivers — meeting, merging, and the Wednesday it seemed things had been watered in. settled. with the beginnings of zinnias' reds, evidence of a comfort in the ground. 59 ij ways of looking at fish, after at another time or place the other dozen might be more readily available, but for now, cooking alone, all her kitchen will allow is this one version, and so i think of fish as simply the way in which my hands become my mother's summer-slick with august, flour, spices, and all the while there is the sizzling mimicry of cast iron and butter; a cool moon fading into the dark heat, so standing at the counter between the sink and the stove, i hesitate, refuse to rinse my hands and instead let the breading cast and harden, but in the interim the butter has melted away, and i can reach only for something transparent and black at the edge, it is only after the slap and sizzle of the fillet that i rediscover the butter and notice the flakes falling away from between my fingers.

The ease in reaching it, in turning it off, and the reality of the excavation — the only inconveniences. 57 becoming earth a memorial, a myth-making: this victoria day weekend was a mass of earth, (for the first year everything is liturgy) we looked at what was left: baskets, last year's bacopa — a mess of hair, lost, (the drugs, you know) so we planted — we were zealots filling planter after planter: zinnias, verbena, marigolds — our offerings, attempts. we bought more, filling the various spaces.

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