Tuesday, April 25, 2017
In case you weren't aware, the 2017 Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa is this weekend: Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet. Running from April 27-30, 2017, presenters include a variety of above/ground press authors (and non-authors), including panelists, presenters and chairs Nicole Markotić, Jennifer Baker, Rudy Wiebe, David Eso, Cameron Anstee, Claire Farley, Dennis Cooley, Aritha van Herk, Robert Stacey, Phil Hall and others. I even have a couple copies left of Robert Kroetsch's above/ground press chapbook, as well as the memorial chapbook we put together for him, if such appeals. Apparently the public is more than welcome to attend, and you can see the full schedule for the conference here.
And: I took this photo of Robert Kroetsch during our shared University of Alberta Press on-campus book launch, April 2010.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Geoffrey Young is interviewed by Thomas Fink and Leila Rosner on his recent poetry, over at Dichtung Yammer; Adrienne Gruber writes on Brecken Hancock over at many gendered mothers; Stan Rogal has a new poem posted on the Chaudiere Books blog as part of National Poetry Month; as does Andrew McEwen, a collaboration with Vancouver poet Elee Kraljii Gardiner.
Monday, April 17, 2017
New Orleans Poetry Festival + Small Press Fair, April 20-23, 2017 : Smith, Iijima, Hunter, Reed + Poe, etc
above/ground press authors Jessica Smith (The Lover is Absent, 2017), Brenda Iijima (SWAMP/SWAMP, 2017), Carrie Hunter (Series out of Sequence, 2017), Marthe Reed (After Swann, 2013) and Deborah Poe (Keep, 2012) read along with a whole mound of other poets as part of this year's New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, April 20-23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can see their full schedule here.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Seattle WA poet and reviewer Greg Bem was good enough to provide the first review for Sarah Fox's Invisible Wife (2017) over at Yellow Rabbits. Thanks so much! You can see Bem’s review here.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Joe Blades has a new poem as part of the Chaudiere Books National Poetry Month series; Emily Ursuliak is interviewed in the "12 or 20 questions" series; Sarah Swan is interviewed over at Touch the Donkey; and Robert Hogg speaks stone mill, organics and poetry over at CBC Radio Ottawa.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Emily Ursuliak has a new essay in the "On Writing" series over at the ottawa poetry newsletter; Gary Barwin has a new videopoem up at Moving Poems; Joe Blades has some new work and a short statement in rob mclennan's spotlight series; Julia Polyck-O'Neill has a new poem in Chaudiere Books' National Poetry Month series for 2017; and Gregory Betts was interviewed by Ian Whistle for the ottawa poetry newsletter.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she curates the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she received her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature: Language Theory, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in the Poetics Program. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including Trauma Mouth (Dusie, 2015) and two full-length books of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006) and Life-List (Chax Press 2015).
This is her third chapbook with above/ground press, after Shifting Landscapes (2006) and MNEMOTECHNICS (2013).
To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com