Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We Who Are About To Die : Robert Swereda

Robert Swereda is the author of Signature Move (Knives Forks and Spoons 2015) and re: verbs (Bareback editions), as well as four chapbooks: bloom circuits, Capture, chicken scratch and ionlylikeitwhenitrhymes.  His writing appears in Canadian and international literary journals.

Where are you now?
I’ve been in Victoria, BC for 2 years now, though I like to roam around on adventures.

What are you reading?
Crash - J.G. Ballard

Scorch Atlas - Blake Butler

Tres - Roberto BolaƱo

Walden & Civil Disobedience -Thoreau

What have you discovered lately?
That I'm not motivated by higher education and working a job is stupid so I'm confused what direction to follow.

Where do you write?
Places quiet and caffeinated

What are you working on?
A 3rd manuscript of poetry. A collection of fiction based in rural Alberta. A collection of visual poetry.

Have you anything forthcoming?
According to Submittable, no.

I just published a digital chapbook though

What would you rather be doing?
napping, fapping, smoking, eating. Mostly napping.

.:. albertan bodies

paddle cold elbow elkwater ghost 
whirlpool snaring rocky fiddle battle sylvan muskeg

headwall hidden pembina
saddle spirit westprairie pelican house 
buffalo belly smokey spray

moose peerless pigeon sand
whitemud heart bow panther
badheart sterling rosebud

 wolf meadow primrose skeleton
goose sulphur powder coal sturgeon kananaskis

 driftpile swan
thunder vermilion sunwapta chip
bighorn gull lobstick

birch horse abraham beaver keg
athabasca spruce slave raven clearwater

crowsnest castle
blindman calling cardinal peace jackpine
wolverine pyramid

snake-indian highwood 
hay milk death garden sheep lesserslave redder

 elk baptiste medicine barrier oldman cascade ram redwater

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