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Learning to Miss
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Fall 2018
98 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771833448
ISBN10: 1771833440
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Learning to Miss opens with imagery of events, moments, that dream into, and imagine beyond “getting on with it.” Imagining, in the next group, holds the love and empathy of an aging, experienced, self-aware observer, while the final group works some family history into the movie I make of my past, as I direct and act, having learned to miss, not kill … to let live, “slant,” by art.
From shade, Noumena hollers, “Apple, idiot! Apple!” / But we know the malice of apples, their simple, / predictable crunch, the way they hide their dark seeds / in impeccable meat that rusts in air, unless you squeeze / lemon juice on the waning moons you've sliced for pie. / Guileless, squeaky and local, easy to graft or let lie / for deer, sheep, slobbering horses and dicey ravens.

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