Nick Power reading from Lance La Rocque’s Vermin at the 2011 BookThug Fall Launch

Vermin is a collection of diverse poems, matter-of-fact daydreams of body parts, money, family life, murder, children, and animals. Whimsical, unsettling, or creepy, depending on the reader’s mood, the poems are united by an urge to crawl out from the suffocating spells of late capitalism, and take a look around.