Paul Vermeersch

Paul Vermeersch is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW Press, 2014). His previous book was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada, and is the Senior Editor of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers.

Standing in Front of Antlers Mounted on a Wall so They Look Like They’re Growing from Your Head

You must be still. You must be as a photograph. The slightest tremor could provoke the antlers’ unexpected flight into the wallpaper’s pattern of birches. If you do it right, you should feel the coronets rooting painlessly into your skull. …

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