From Toronto-based poet, editor, and teacher Canisia Lubrin comes Gap Riot Press’s third book, augur.

augur is a gorgeous experimental collection that repeats and folds in on itself to attack archival structures and to explore the potentials of language to explore the relationship between politics and the physical world. Lubrin constructs a lineage of poets who did similar work, building off of poetry by Dionne Brand and Derek Walcott, and presents a new and beautiful speaking voice.

To purchase copies of augur, visit the Gap Riot Press table at the 2017 Indie Literary Market, or email the editors at gapriotpress@gmail.com.

Sample Poem

from Ledger


now in that restaurant where I try to eat ink
like a seismic typewriter in the arms of natural selection,
I’m with a heart fighting to stay bright, so to say anything true.

Answers, too, come late for fate to intervene, and whomever this fool is unearthing saline platitudes, the lead beam of your last ride:
amoebic 370 collapsed into ocean

I am that hooked metal stand holding up
the slow mechanics of your forever sleep (minus what radars can reach the soul’s helium)

find me in this practice of coming up for air