Note on Tundra :: Matthew Johnstone

when I saw the
/ constancy of dome coming together /
Figure in all that all my scars seem silly /
when I eat the birds / and the drought / in parts we strip
the caribou /
gristling percussive knots / proof / of vague / watch the
pigeons fall asleep / eaters / of the only pit / choired
that before the lowering / the


Note on Tundra is a hand-typeset, letterpress edition of 150.


Matthew Johnstone is the author of Let's be close  Rope to mast  you, Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2010), o n e (Inpatient Press, 2015), and Note on Tundra (DoubleCross Press). He co-edits the online literary arts journal 'Pider (, and hosts the E t A l. poetry readings, both of Nashville, Tennessee.