35 | Scott Cecchin | House

Vallum Chapbook Series No. 35
Scott Cecchin

Through various speakers, the long poem House upends the boundaries between dream and memory, growth and rot, house and body. Scott Cecchin investigates the undercurrents of ownership, possession, and inheritance, while quietly observing conflicts between taking and giving. Life, in the form of lions, eclipses, tangled weeds, and crumbs of bread is all held in the structure of the house as “small song- / birds emerge from beneath the carpets.” These poems know what it is for the familiar to become strange, what it is to break and rebuild.

Author’s Bio

Scott Cecchin (pronounced “ch-keen”) is a poet living on Traditional Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory, in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough, ON. Currently, he teaches Communications and studies Ecological Restoration. His first chapbook, Dusk at Table (2020), was published by O. Underworld! Press in Havelock, ON.



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