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.
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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,
The wind calls my name
then catches up to me.