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Caleb Klaces

Caleb Klaces is the author of Bottled Air (Eyewear, 2013), which won the Melita Hume Prize and an Eric Gregory Award, and Fatherhood (Test Centre, 2019), and two chapbooks, All Safe All Well (Flarestack, 2011) and Modern Version (If a leaf falls, 2018). He teaches at York St John University.

A nothing to do with God by Caleb Klaces

1996, at the bus stop, my friend, mouth brown with Marmite / and the paler brown of nicotine, / dressed up for the last, non-uniform, day of term / in a Kappa tracksuit brought back from Zante, / electric blue with silver trim, asked hadn't my dad once / been a pope or something? / / * / ...

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Extreme Silentness by Caleb Klaces

(excerpt from Fatherhood) / / / To relieve the men / from / conversation / the dark rustles. / Glove compartment / baby wipes / to shoot / the stranger / is the breeze passed from / sea and hill and wood / to the car to the beard. / It is difficult to feel the beard because / only m...

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