Only Seemly

By Guy Birchard
Edited by Stan Dragland

Only Seemly
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Only Seemly, codicil to Hecatomb, comprises diverse matters of threshold consciousness, profane Moments, Bright or Stolen, "re-enacted desire" recouped with scalpel, magnifying glass, tweezers: what you alone see, or sense, that no one else does. "A peerless autobiography." ... Read more


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Only Seemly, codicil to Hecatomb, comprises diverse matters of threshold consciousness, profane Moments, Bright or Stolen, "re-enacted desire" recouped with scalpel, magnifying glass, tweezers: what you alone see, or sense, that no one else does. "A peerless autobiography." --Howard McCord

Also by Guy Birchard:

Baby Grand (Ilderton: Brick / Nairn, 1979)
Neckeverse (Newcastle upon Tyne: Galloping Dog Press, 1989)
Birchard's Garage (Durham, UK: Pig Press, 1991)
Twenty Grand (Boston, Mass.: Pressed Wafer, 2003)
Further than the Blood (Boston: Pressed Wafer, 2010)
Hecatomb (Brooklyn: Pressed Wafer, 2017)
Aggregate: retrospective (Bristol, UK: Shearsman Books, 2018)

Guy Birchard

Guy Birchard lives below the radar, perfectly disaffiliated, in Victoria, BC.

Stan Dragland

Stan Dragland is originally from Alberta and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was educated at The University of Alberta and Queen’s University and is Professor Emeritus, Department of English, The University of Western Ontario. He was founder of Brick Magazine and Brick Books, and is still active with the latter. Among his books are Wilson MacDonald’s Western Tour (critical collage), Peckertracks (novel), Journeys Through Bookland and Other Passages (fiction and non-fiction), The Bees of the Invisible: Essays in English Canadian Writing, Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9 (criticism), Apocrypha: Further Journeys (non-fiction), Stormy Weather: Foursomes (prose poems) and The Drowned Lands (novel).

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A gorgeous Lyrical Romp, deeply penetrating into that curious place where Language Means and Meaning finds its Voice. --Marcus Foutu, from Hecatomb

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