Forthcoming December 2017
Łazienki Park is one long poem, or seven sequenced poems (your call!). It will be published in December 2017 by The Alfred Gustav Press as a bonus in their Winter 2017 chapbook line, as part of their Holm Series.
The poem is set, strangely enough, in Warsaw, Poland’s Łazienki Park, which is home to a famous statue of Frédéric Chopin. We visited family in Warsaw for a couple months in 2016, living just down the road from the park. My son was less than a year old at the time and I spent many an early morning pushing him up and down its paths.
The baby makes a cameo in the poem, as do gaggles of ducks and tourists, though at its core the poem is about Chopin, travel and history: what gets seen, what gets heard, what gets remembered.
Purchase Łazienki Park
Łazienki Park can only be ordered by subscription, and much be purchased in advance of publication (i.e. by November at the latest).
Subscriptions for Series Eighteen are available for $15 ($20 outside Canada). The poets are:
Connie Braun, Narrow Passage
Russell Thornton, Cart Riders
Bibiana Tomasic, Revolutions Per Minute
holm – Łazienki Park by Rob Taylor
To order, send cash or cheque payable to David Zieroth at:
The Alfred Gustav Press
1430 Chesterfield Ave. Apt 301
North Vancouver, BC
For more information, please visit the Alfred Gustav Press website.