EXCERPTS FROM THE SHORTLIST: JACK DAVIS

 

 

Counterweights by Jack Davis

To speak is a dilatory way
of seeing

through
the amiable
.             wineswung

.                            keyhole
.                            of

the world
waiting

crouched
in coverts

until daylights
flatten

to a convincing
glitter

to write
this permanent
evasion.

from Faunics by Jack Davis, shortlisted for the 2018 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
Pedlar Press | 2017 | 120 Page | $20.00 | Purchase online

For the past ten summers Jack Davis has worked as a Lookout Observer at a remote fire tower in the woods of northernmost northern Alberta. He also works with the street animal charity, Animal Aid Unlimited, in Udaipur, India. He lives in Parry Sound, Ontario.