NICK PAPAXANTHOS

 

Nick Papaxanthos was born in Vancouver, and grew up in Lefkosia, Cyprus. He completed an undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he also co-edited a comedy newspaper and gigged with a jazz quartet. In 2014, he was awarded the John Lent Poetry/Prose Award. His first collection of poetry, Love Me Tender, was recently published with Mansfield Press. 

SOCIAL MEDIA

https://twitter.com/papaxanthos

BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS, PROJECTS

http://theweekshallinherittheverse.blogspot.ca/2012/09/nicholas-papaxanthos.html
https://inwordsmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/11-1online.pdf
http://lemonhound.com/2013/06/07/nicholas-papaxanthos-on-dean-young/
http://mansfieldpress.net/2015/10/love-me-tender-2/

 

AFTER I DROWN

 

The wind over the saltmarsh cushions the reeds.
Everything is mint-flavoured.

I think about the transparent bodybuilders,
no muscle moving the dumbbells,
no sound.

The wind calls my name
then catches up to me.