‘Summer’

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I wrote this chapbook called Summer, & it’s coming out shortly — the launch is October 27, 2016 (Facebook invite here). It’s a bit about what’s called, in psychology, being off “the social schedule,” so the temporal un-syncedness is so wrong it feels right. The publisher, Desert Pets Press, created a gorgeous design that I’ll keep a surprise till the launch. This picture, above, happens to be my favourite photo ever, and is somewhat apt. I don’t want to say TOO much so I’ll just post the epigraphs: 

“A young man is afraid of his demon and puts his hand
over the demon’s mouth sometimes and speaks for him.
And the things the young man says are very rarely poetry.”
— D. H. Lawrence

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“They think they are happy because they are not moving.”
— Tristan Bernard

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p.s. …& listen to the playlist.

 

Summer

Summer (Desert Pets Press, 2016)

summer-cover“Stevie Howell’s new chapbook, Summer, explores the hazy summers of youth, where it is possible to slip free from the strict ‘time-bound’ world of high school & family & to try on, & perhaps reject, new identities. Through bike rides, séances, beach fires & ‘scrubbing a urinal at Arby’s,’ the speaker gains insight & self-awareness, slowly, fitfully transitioning from childhood to adulthood.”

~ 40 pages. 100 copies. ~
Available in Toronto at Type Books (on Queen) & Knife Fork Book (in Kensington Market). Available everywhere via the Desert Pets Press store on Etsy.

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