Tag Archives: Blueshift Road

“Greyish Elegy” and “Blind Engine” in The Rusty Toque

          I’m a bit late in announcing on Rogue Embryo the publication of two poems in The Rusty Toque — but it’s “never better never than late,” as I always say, when I can figure out the syntax.
          Many thanks to the editors at The Rusty Toque!
          Click the image below to go to the poems:

RUSTY TOQUE


Camille Martin

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“More Jars Than Lids” in Boog City

“More Jars Than Lids” is in issue 78 of Boog City. I’m in good company with Marisa Crawford, Jean Donnelly, Fitz Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Robinson. Thank you, Ed. Buck Downs!

Click the image below and go to p. 7 (for an enlarged view — so you can actually read the thing — click the white rectangular icon lower right):

BOOG CITY


Camille Martin

Of Lazyboys and bagatelles: Sugar Beach – my new chap from Above/Ground Press

FRAGONARD JPG          Sugar Beach is my second chap from rob mclennan’s Above/Ground Press (the first was 2011’s If Leaf, Then Arpeggio). This one’s a two-fer — it contains minimalist poems from my manuscript R Is the Artichoke of Rose as well as material from the cosmic peregrinations of Blueshift Road, a work in progress.
          The title poem, “Sugar Beach,” gets its name from a white sand beach on Lake Ontario a couple of blocks from my home, with a view of the Redpath sugar plant; the cover’s Fragonard painting, “The Swing,” is a link in the poem’s chain of thoughts, along with a Smith & Wesson, a trapeze artist, and a black pigeon.
          Click on the images or here to order a copy from Above/Ground Press. Reviews of the chap are welcome.
          Below is a sample poem from the collection, “Endless Regression of Heavens,” first published by Similar Peaks magazine:

QUOTATION MARKS 7

Endless Regression of Heavens

Glaciers dribble foreign rocks
as dawn releases chicory blue.
Its fickle hues waltz round equator,
spool, top, dizzy moon, gainly

as the patter of millipedes ruffling
toward a country with no flag
but fields of chicory blue. Horizon,
chromatic with moments. What

of the next and the next, plunging
into myth evolving in the deeps?
Haunting the deeps while manning
the crow’s nest? With each finite

duration we arrive closer by half
to a famished constellation,
blinking beast perpetually devouring
a platter of chicory blue.

SUGAR BEACH 4


Camille Martin

New poem from Blueshift Road in Dusie: “Da Capo al Fine”

A poem from my manuscript Blueshift Road, “Da Capo al Fine,” has been featured at Dusie. Thanks to rob mclennan for asking me to contribute!
DUSIEDUSIE 2


Camille Martin

Poems from “Blueshift Road” in Seventeen Seconds

I’m tickled to have six poems from my manuscript Blueshift Road in the latest issue of 17 Seconds: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Ottawa poet and publisher rob mclennan:

“Snipe Hunt”
“Frittering Buttress”
“Twin Cicadas”
“Marble Petals”
“Sleeves Hold Up the Coat”
“The Sea Hag’s Last Stand”

Also in the issue are works critical and poetic by Gary Barwin, Marcus McCann, Pattie McCarthy, rob mclennan, Sean Moreland, and Monty Reid.

Kitschy-coo!


Camille Martin