Dean Steadman

Recent Tree Appearances

May 24, 2016
Featured Reader
January 25, 2011
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Earlier Tree Appearances

2010, 2009

In Print

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their blue drowning
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Videos of Dean Steadman

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Featured Reader
May 24, 2016
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Special Events
December 11, 2012
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Featured Reader
January 25, 2011
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Featured Reader
August 24, 2010
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Poetics Talk
November 12, 2009
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Open Mic
August 11, 2009
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Open Mic
July 28, 2009

Dean Steadman

Author of forthcoming Après Satie — For Two and Four Hands

Dean Steadman’s work has been published in Canadian journals and e-zines, and in the anthology, Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry, edited by Susan McMaster (Scrivener Press, 2010).  He is the author of two chapbooks: Portrait w/tulips (Leaf Editions, 2013) and Worm’s Saving Day (AngelHousePress, 2015).  He was a finalist in the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards for his poetry collection, their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010).  His second poetry collection, Après Satie — For Two and Four Hands, will be published by Brick Books in the spring of 2016.

 

From Dean Steadman

The Distant Convergence of Parallel Lines

The unspoken wait of platforms,

the station a mausoleum at this hour

coloured burgundy by the memory of a sweater

             buttoned to the collar,

where only the glimpse of a silk scarf.

An essence, frail & diminishing,

caught up in the commotion of trains,

the vortex of old tunnel winds,

discarded time schedules.

           & me not there, not then, not ever,

lost instead in the dizzy of I,

unable to offer a steadying arm.

My lips too failing the kindness of transit,

missing your departure & final arrival.