five fragments

Kyle Kinaschuk

from selections


an encomium for
miscarried form


i met u on the coast
with long hair, dull eyes

& u vibrated elegiac couplets
skimming pastures anew

for a monaulous
stressing to unstress time



a pall of spondees & trochees
tonsured upon a dactylic head


witnesses stand the coast
with sculpted bodies

breaking texts
& injured brochures

healthy growth
atop the coastal city

blow the foam ribs


o, the tips of the
wounded faces

& when you look back
your loved one will

Kyle Kinaschuk is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. His work has appeared in journals such as The Capilano Review, filling Station, Poetry is Dead, PRISM international and FreeFall Magazine.


  1. monaulos I think, according to OED

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