Cervantes’ bones | rob mclennan

Cervantes’ bones by rob mclennan

$12.00 | 978-0-9950733-5-7



Excerpt: “Undivided attention”
originally published in COUGH #8


Blend, contract. We paint the days. A scar of possibility. The word is less a word. The word. Between you and. Intention, limits. An elegy of scraps. A season of unbending light.




And from this day I made my. Fragment deserves. What sort of question. Who stretches from a sky of innocence. Indulgence. A taste for anecdote. Is sullen. Don’t overestimate. A black thread.




Star quality of outside. A very private footage. Desire, for the echo. Mutability. Wait for change. From the very edges, literally. Vertiginous. And what the echo translates. Can’t be helped.




Present, and in place. Inexhaustible. A book that does not close. This thickening, muse. We unfold space. A fundamental depth. The outer limits of accomplishment.

The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com. He can be found on twitter @robmclennanblog.