jesslyn delia smithlovingly hosted by rob mclennan
and Rachael Simpson
Saturday, October 11, 2014;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
Five approximately Ottawa-based poets are hitting the road. jesslyn delia smith, Jeff Blackman, Cameron Anstee, Justin Million, and Rachael Simpson are reading in four cities in five days, taking their show to Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Peterborough from October 11-15, 2014.
Apt. 9 Press is publishing a book to mark the occasion. Five is Apt. 9’s first venture into publishing a book with a spine, and is currently being printed at the legendary Coach House in Toronto. Five collects new work.
Follow along at anaccordofpoets.wordpress.com.
jesslyn delia smith lives in Ottawa, ON, where she works 9-5 in a real estate office. 2014 poems have appeared in ottawater and The Steel Chisel, and her most recent chapbook the grass is a yard now, again was published in fall 2013 by Apt. 9 Press.
Jeff Blackman [pictured] grew up shy in Thornhill, ON, then got a little brave, moved to Ottawa, ON, and has a great love for the roads in between. His poetry has appeared over the last year or so via Blacklock’s Reporter, Bywords, and The Steel Chisel. Last year saw the publication of his first solo chapbook in some time, So Long As The People Are People, which is pretty much his hymnal.
Cameron Anstee lives in Ottawa, ON, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD studying Canadian literature at the University of Ottawa. He has published chapbooks with above/ground press (Ottawa), The Emergency Response Unit (Marmora), and In/Words (Ottawa).
Justin Million [pictured] lives in Peterborough, ON, sells shoes in Pickering, ON, and might even make it to Toronto, ON someday.
Rachael Simpson’s poetry has been published in Canada (including as a broadsheet through above/ground press) and the United States. She lives in Ottawa, ON.