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Inventory #449: No Age bandana
You placed your palm against the television, said I feel static. I felt ageless sitting cross-legged on your parents’ carpet, eating ice cream because it was there. The older I got the more hands I wanted on my static body, I thought someone could alter me. I felt your hand but I did not hold it, and the grazing sufficed. 
‘I Am Here’ navigates the vast, internal realms of the human mind. Using both stream-of-consciousness and the confessional mode, this collection of poetry offers a fresh perspective, wrought with a depth of feeling that is honest and curious.
Tracing the thoughts and feelings of a girl on the verge of womanhood, perils and triumphs are expressed. Absurd but beautiful ways of coping are revealed. Is it a glimmer of hope that emerges? Or is she part of a doomed, lost generation?
This is Ashley Opheim’s premiere book of poetry. She is the founder and co-director of This Is Happening Whether You Like It Or Not, a reading series in Montréal. She completed her BA in Creative Writing at Concordia University in 2012 and now runs the literary press Metatron. She lives in Montréal.
Cover art and design by Anjela Freyja
First printing 52 pages Saddlestitched 4.25” x 7” 100 copies available

lady pink//jenny holzer

my 5 point manifesto is lipstick swatches in the department store catching my eyes in the mirror

Amy Commins

untitled by Emma Dajska on Flickr.