Friday, August 1, 2014

above/ground press twenty-first anniversary reading and launch: Christie, Dolman + Weaver,

above/ground press twenty-first anniversary reading and launch
with readings by:
Jason Christie (Ottawa)
Anita Dolman (Ottawa)
+ Andy Weaver (Toronto)
Thursday, August 14, 2014
7pm door / 7:30pm reading
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

$6 at the door / includes a copy of a recent above/ground press chapbook, or a copy of either the first or second issue of the new poetry journal Touch the Donkey!

author bios:

New Ottawa resident (temporary) Jason Christie's [pictured] poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including N/A, filling Station, dANDelion, Poetry is Dead, Action, Yes!, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line and Interim. He is the author of several chapbooks. Jason is the author of i-ROBOT Poetry (, Canada Post ( and Unknown Actor ( He is also an editor alongside angela rawlings and derek beaulieu of the anthology Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry ( Jason has lived in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and now Ottawa. He is currently writing poems about a fictitious forest, a tongue-in-cheek take on Jason and The Argonauts, and Money.

His most recent above/ground press publication is the chapbook GOVERNMENT (2013).

Anita Dolman’s poetry and flash fiction have appeared in journals and magazines throughout Canada and the United States, including, most recently, in Grain,, The Antigonish Review, Ottawater and The Peter F. Yacht Club. Her short story “Happy Enough” is available as an e-book (Morning Rain Publishing, Burlington, 2014). above/ground has published her poetry in various broadsides and chapbooks, and her translations in the 2013 chapbook Two Dutch Poets: Hélène Gelens and Erik Lindner.

Her most recent above/ground press publication is the "poem" broadside “jwcurry’s Map Drawers” (#328).

Andy Weaver has published two books of poetry, Were the bees (NeWest, 2005) and Gangson (NeWest, 2011). He teaches contemporary poetry and poetics at York University.

He will be launching the chapbook concatenations (above/ground press), his fifth above/ground press publication and third chapbook publication, after Three Ghazals to the constellation Corvus (The Crow) (2001) and Other Work for your Hands (2004).

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