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random lines = random.choice a neoclassical song.


Byline: Reprint from Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: random lines = random.choice

Author: Jason Christie

Publisher: above/ground press

Date of Publication: 2017

Pages: 14


“And the sky is a hazy shade of winter”
- from A Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel


random lines = random.choice, a cry freedom notebook in New Age Renaissance poetry from above/ground press. Jason Christie lives and works in Ottawa with his wife and young family. He is a Poet, Poetry Editor, Visual Artist and has organized poetry reading series. He has been published in poetry journals/magazines, published Chapbooks and 3 books of poetry. He was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award twice and for the Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative poetry (2011). This writer has previously reviewed the Chapbooks, Cursed Objects (2014) and The Charm (2015).

A series of days in winter in celebratory cadence, poetry in fantastical spaces. Like a song, the rhythm becomes in repeated words and creative use of language, like a flower blooming in awkward spaces, the light shines through.

# day - what does a child

this morning: Sentences, into

unknowingly assembled music,

i want to become, we want to

become – world is becoming

things to touch, chew, Revealing

itself to the mind without -

your second year, the child

inside considers itself whole –

family he recognizes into

bells and song bells-

his music to be a joy to.

Grand images of nature and music resound in the work, themes of language and allusions to modern technology (the hashtag # in the titles of poems from Twitter) are written into the winter journal of days. In the background some happy domesticity, a husband and father with his young family, a timepiece of 2016/2017. The poetry is enigmatic with inobvious rhymes, broken spaces that sing with love. A new creation of Beat and Imagist influences within the New Age Republic, a neoclassical dance. As if resurrected from the ash, the broken thought train, broken violence mended and dancing in new spaces, new language and new life. Brilliant poetry of a winter night, random lines = random.choice by Jason Christie.

Available @ above/ground press.

Genre: Poetry, New Age





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