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The Elephants

About to Be Young

Monroe Lawrence

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Preorders filled September 1, 2021

Monroe Lawrence was born in Campbell River, Canada on unceded Coast Salish lands. He grew up in Squamish, British Columbia, lived in Vancouver, and now resides in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on ancestral Narragansett and Wampanoag lands. A one-time Canadian National Champion for cross-country mountain biking, he traveled in 2016 to Lyssarea, Greece, to watch Gregory Markoupolos’s 80hr film, Eniaios. In 2019 he received the Person of the Year award at Curry College. His writing has been published in Best American Experimental Writing, The Capilano Review, The Brooklyn Review, Flag + Void, Prelude Mag, and in a chapbook, Nice,, with L.A.S.E.R. Press. About to Be Young is his first book.

There is a moment, I want
again, I
would like to unwatch
it seems
you take your glasses off, again
between us,
and I cannot be harmed
through two windows, rather bald, and
And again, you folding shirts
by the dark
to wipe
The daydream
I would have
yes? to
keep it