Monday, May 30, 2016

backlist #17: Nichol, Simpson, Irvine, mclennan, Mancini + Turnbull,

Given the above/ground press archive is together for the first time, I've been digging through boxes and discovering titles I thought either completely out-of-print or very close. It was suggested to me that perhaps I should start offering various titles to the public, simply to see what might appeal (scroll down here to see the list to date). 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:

118. KON 66 & 67 (for jiri valoch, by bpNichol
$10 each / 20 copies available

originally published in an edition of 300 copies, January 2002

119. THE TRUE EVENTUAL STORY OF BILLY THE KID, by bpNichol
with an afterward by carl peters
$6 each / 20 copies available

originally published in an edition of 300 copies, December 2005

120. The writing that should enter into conversation, by Natalie Simpson
$6 each / 20 copies available

originally published in an edition of 300 copies, April 2005

121. LEARNING TO PAUSE, prose poems & prose sonnets, by Dean Irvine
$20 each / 2 copies available

originally published in an edition of 120 copies, April 2000

122. Cycle 7, ed. rob mclennan
Post-workshop chapbook, featuring poems by participants Lindsey Barr, Robynn Collins, Brenan Hodgson, James Irwin, Soraya Peerbaye, LM Rochesfort, Suzannah Showler and Mary Trafford
$10 each / 5 copies available

originally published in an edition of 200 copies, April 2003

123. @phabet, by Donato Mancini
$10 each / 9 copies available

originally published in an edition of 200 copies, January 2003

124. Continua 1-22, by Chris Turnbull
$10 each / 7 copies available

originally published in an edition of 250 copies, November 2010

Thursday, May 26, 2016

backlist #16: mclennan, Cochrane, Phinn, Norman, Barwin, Tucker, beaulieu + Ball,

Given the above/ground press archive is together for the first time, I've been digging through boxes and discovering titles I thought either completely out-of-print or very close. It was suggested to me that perhaps I should start offering various titles to the public, simply to see what might appeal (scroll down here to see the lists posted so far). 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:

112. 33 1/3, ed. rob mclennan
$10 each / 9 copies available
poems by rob mclennan, Mark Cochrane, Gordon Phinn, Peter Norman and Gary Barwin
originally published in an edition of 200 copies for rob mclennan's 33 1/3 birthday, July 15, 2003

113. apartments, section three, by Aaron Tucker
$6 each / 10 copies available
originally published in an edition of 200 copies, March 2010

114. [Dear Fred], by derek beaulieu
$10 each / 4 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, June 2004

115. "yes, i HAVE published a lot of stuff; a dozen reasons why i will not apologize," by rob mclennan
$15 each / 5 copies available
originally published in an edition of 200 copies for handout at Jay MillAr's Speakeasy lecture series, November 2003


116. Scrub Cedar, by Nelson Ball
$12 each / 2 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, March 2003

117. had i written a poem / about Montreal / it would have looked / like this, by rob mclennan
$10 each / 3 copies available
originally published in an edition of 200 copies, January 1999

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

new from above/ground press: Three Bloody Words : Twentieth Anniversary Edition, by Stephanie Bolster

Three Bloody Words : Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Stephanie Bolster
with a new afterword by the author
$5



my name is rose red blood
                                                             dark lips it’s all the same negation of everything my sister is they knew all along when we were born i was lesser more susceptible to lust less likely to reward them with golden grandchildren so she got the bear when he turned prince
                                                  i wish he had stayed dark & furry his skin thick as rugs smelling of musk wilted roses the inside of caves our new castle never a home not dark enough for me to steal away to him always his fair brother dozing beside me & him too far away in the next room with her dreaming of ripe berries



published in Ottawa by above/ground press
May 2016
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy


Three Bloody Words was originally produced through above/ground press in an edition of 300 copies, May 1996. It subsequently appeared in the anthology Groundswell: the best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Fredericton NB: Broken Jaw Press / cauldron books, 2003), edited by rob mclennan.

Stephanie Bolster is the author of four books of poetry, the first of which, White Stone: The Alice Poems (Signal/Véhicule, 1998), won the Governor General’s and the Gerald Lampert Awards. Her latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, 2011) was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award and more recent work was a finalist for the Canada Writes/CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems by the late Ottawa poet Diana Brebner, and co-editor of Penned: Zoo Poems, she was born in Vancouver and teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montréal, where she also coordinates the writing program.

This is Stephanie Bolster’s third above/ground press chapbook, after the original Three Bloody Words (1996) and Biodome (2006).

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

Monday, May 23, 2016

backlist #15: Morton, Massey, Douglas, Kroetsch, Kroetsch tribute + Ferguson,

Given the above/ground press archive is together for the first time, I've been digging through boxes and discovering titles I thought either completely out-of-print or very close. It was suggested to me that perhaps I should start offering various titles to the public, simply to see what might appeal (scroll down here to see the lists posted so far). 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:

105. Coastlines, by Colin Morton
$12 each / 4 copies available
originally published in an edition of 200 copies, April 1999

106. Bullet, by Karen Massey
$10 each / 2 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, January 1999

108. Time, If It Exists, The Cassandra Poems, by Rhonda Douglas
$10 each / 3 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, May 2007

109. Further to Our Conversation, by Robert Kroetsch
$10 each / 10 copies available
originally published in an edition of 400 copies, July 2011

110. Dear Robert Kroetsch, a (small) book of tributes, ed. rob mclennan
poems by Rob Budde, Laurie Fuhr, rob mclennan, Christine McNair, Andy Weaver and Thomas Wharton
$6 each / 10 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, July 2011

111. catch a bird, by Jesse Patrick Ferguson
$10 each / 2 copies available
originally published in an edition of 300 copies, August 2006

Friday, May 20, 2016

new from above/ground press: A New Love/ An Aching Stone, Pete Smith

A New Love/ An Aching Stone
A double-cento out of Yehuda Amichai & Mahmoud Darwish
Pete Smith
$4


Let's go as we are:
wills patched with many patches
and my song needs to breathe:  poetry isn't poetry
because of the wall.
Which exile do you want?
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
May 2016
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy


Pete Smith: Born mid-century in middle of England. Became an ex-non-pat in 1974. Has lived in Kamloops area of BC since then. Is almost ready to write from that place, meanwhile writes from meetingplaces with poets, artists, photographers, composers, rogues & rascules of different ethnicities, genders, aesthetics, eras etc to discover who else he might be. Has published in USA, Ireland, Canada, England & in the wherever of on-line. A scatter of chapbooks, essays, interviews & reviews plus one preposthumous book, Bindings with Discords, 2015, from Shearsman (UK). No academic record of his existence. A New Love/ An Aching Stone may be his most important & is certainly his most impotent work. Thanks for asking, rob mclennan.

A New Love/ An Aching Stone is Smith’s second chapbook with above/ground press, after STRUM OF UNSEEN (2008).

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