Wednesday, July 28, 2010

new from above/ground press: rob mclennan’s 16 Yonge


point on a point; discuss,

map of scatter, eyes
broadsheet about,

Toronto Star, the Hemingway in you

pinwheels, skipper, sailing ships

talk like a pirate day,
your birthday,

felt no sun,


Yonge + Queen’s Quay govern,
nothing else disturbs,

distillery, grandstand
, emphasis against

the year has been, unequal

to place facts squared
or squarely, in a book

shape of a (shifting) harbour,

16 Yonge
by rob mclennan
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
in an edition of 200 copies, August 2010
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

to order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, $2) c/o rob mclennan, 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa ON K1R 6R7

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections Glengarry (2011), wild horses (2010) and kate street (2010) and a second novel, missing persons (2009), An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics ( and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater ( He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and expects to spend much of the next year in Toronto. He regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

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