Groulx, David A.

Canada, (b. 1969)

Acetone

  1. I am a pig
  2. because before
  3. they made lampshades
  4. out of you
  5. they made buttons
  6. out of me
  7. dear Leonard
  8.  
  9. and buttons
  10. and knife handles
  11. and wallets
  12.  
  13. before Auschwitz
  14. there was Cypress Hills
  15. before you
  16. there was me
  17. and my broken teeth

© David A. Groulx. Canadian Literature,  #154, Autumn 1997, pg. 27.

About the Poet:

David A. Groulx, Canada, (b. 1969), is a poet raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is proud of his Aboriginal roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. David received his BA from Lakehead University, Ontario, and also studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C.

Groulx released his fifth book of poetry, Rising with a Distant Dawn with BookLand Press in 2011. His four previous poetry books are: Night in the Exude (1997), The Long Dance (2000), Under God’s Pale Bones (2010), and A Difficult Beauty (2011). [DES-01/13]

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