Monday, September 04, 2017

Heliotropes by Nicholas Leaskou

Now available! The long-awaited chapbook debut from Nicholas Leaskou, long-form book reviewer, (see Jacket2), former Poet as Radio co-host, and poet.

He is a poet, editor, and jeweler from San Francisco. His poems and reviews have appeared in Jacket2, Dusie, Vallum, Switchback, Midway, Boog City, and 14 Hills: The SFSU Review. After receiving his MFA from the University of San Francisco in 2009, he coproduced/hosted Poet as Radio, an online poetry show airing live weekly at SF Community Radio from 2011–2014. To liberate himself from words — as needed — he composes artisan jewelry.



Upper / Lower

Bach’s organ
On the Headlands

Through wet

In the sky
A thousand branches

Of cypress
Listen in

Corwin St. Garden
A salamander

Stares at his
Rare shadow

On my thumb
Sliced by yucca

Earfuls of
Satie’s Vexations

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