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Kevin Spenst

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Kevin Spenst's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Fire, CV2,  Rhubarb Magazine, The Capilano Review, Dandelion, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Poetry is Dead, The Maynard, The Enpipe Line, Writer's Digest Valentine's Day Collection: Poems, Letters, and Essays, and ditch. At the beginning of 2011, his manuscript, The Gang's All Down by the Abecedarium, was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. One of his poems is slated to appear in the upcoming anthology Vancouver V6A (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Excerpts:

'Twixt Traps pageants of Janus Joy Stick's Finnicky Walk
     Riddles run riot over book-fame past garbage collectors & Darwin tulips, from snitches of shore to pep of abysmal, quotes us by a commodity of recirculating sth’s back to How City and Essays.
     River lash out Sir Finnicky, admires tweezers, wallops the Short Sea, had #barry-nebuly daily from the arms of Amoebic runs on banks to this famished isthmus of #oceanography to hidalgo pen his isolated warf: nor had #everyyearsthesame-itsdifferent rocks by the stream November exaggerated squamish five’s #explo86 & hard lies transubstantiations, while they swerve disloyalty to their da per all the pups: nor avouch tiny #riotgirls from aft because #DubstepMemories #DubstepMemories stomp over text: not yet, ambisinisters after, had a kids vicus but tense a blond old #SnowDays: not yet pacified all's fair in New York, we're #insuring aesthetics autopsies with triplet mouths. Writ a pep of pa's walk had Stephen or bp Nichol brewed by incipits a dromedary end to the career case in chaotic exclamation was to be seen in unemployed pictorial-based alphabets functioning in the aqua teen hunger force font.
     The fall (grandsonfunbunbandundiednadanothingrunonegunthankyoumumslopadagein testinal) of a once, twice, three times a straight jacket Joycean retailed in riot gear and later on just do it! Smash through all monster truck signing sales. The great themes of anarchy entailed at such price the crumbling of Finnegan, erst solid man, that the #Bloodaxe of himself smashes an inquiry one well to DIY spasms in his rumpumpumpums overturned is a knock out in the park where Boston-police charge Finnegan's Wake have been laid to rust upon 13 years to read since tensions loved hooliganism #amrioting

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