"a parliament of angles"
"the ongoing whatever you want to call it now"
"through beauty in and through beauty out"
Kevin Heslop is a poet from London Township Treaty territory. He has written two chapbooks, con/tig/u/us (Blasted Tree, 2018) and there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria (Frog Hollow, 2019); a poem-made-broadside, Human Beings Have Met to Suture the Wounds the Railroads Have Made Across This Country (Anstruther, 2020); and the forthcoming collection the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill, 2021). Kevin is currently residing interviewly with The /tƐmz/ Review and Poetry London; co-organizing LOMP: reading series; and directing filmic translations of a second sequence of poems — the first sequence having appeared in long con ISSUE 2.
“This sequence of found poems was derived from an 8,867-word discussion of Derek Boswell’s photography, which was published in The /temz/ Review. It marks the start of interdisciplinary dialogue between me and Boswell about the Anthropocene, with a focus on the pandemic, that will be installed at McIntosh Gallery (London, Ontario) in winter of 2022.
These three poems are after Derek’s photographs Missing [Squared], Playtime Slavery, and Mass Gravestones, respectively.
Derek Boswell is a social documentary photographer hailing from Southwestern Ontario. His work emphasizes the discord between human and natural environments, with a recent focus on how the ongoing global pandemic has shaped his local surroundings.”