Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Factory Reading Series: house event, with K.I. Press, May 24, 2015

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series presents:

     a reading/book launch by K.I. Press (Winnipeg)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Sunday, May 24, 2015;
4pm at Casa McNair/mclennan
(b.y.o.b.; coffee, tea + some light refreshments, possibly, provided)
2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

K.I. Press
is a Winnipeg writer originally from Alberta. She also happens to have an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Ottawa. Karen is the author of three previous books of poetry, including Types of Canadian Women (Gaspereau), and her new book is Exquisite Monsters (Turnstone). She teaches creative writing at Red River College.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Factory Reading Series: Lusk, Dennis + Bradley, May 22, 2015

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series presents:

    Dorothy Trujillo Lusk (Vancouver)
    Amy Dennis (UK)
    + Jamie Bradley (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

Friday, May 22, 2015;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Born in Deep River, Ontario and raised in Ottawa, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk [pictured] emigrated to the West Coast of Canada in 1974 and studied printmaking and painting at Camosun College and Vancouver School of Art. She is associated with Red Queen, Kootenay School of Writing and Pacific Institute for Language and Literacy Studies. Her books and chapbooks include Oral Tragedy (Tsunami Editions), Redactive (Talonbooks), Volume Delays (Sprang Texts), Sleek Vinyl Drill (Thuja) and Ogress Oblige (Krupskaya), with forthcoming titles including DECORUM and DAZZLE CAMO.

After receiving her MFA through the University of British Columbia, Amy Dennis continued her studies at Harvard University where she was asked to be a reader for The Harvard Review. In addition to publications in England and France, Amy Dennis' poetry has appeared in more than a dozen Canadian literary publications, such as CV2, Event, Queen's Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. Her poetry has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards and a Random House Creative Writing Award. She placed second in the UK’s National Bedford Open Poetry Competition. Most recently, her chapbook THE COMPLEMENT AND ANTAGONIST OF BLACK (OR, THE DEFINITION OF ALL VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS) was published by above/ground press in February of 2013. She now lives in the UK where she has recently completed her PhD on ekphrastic poetry.

Jamie Bradley’s poetry and reviews have appeared in journals including Descant, CV2, Rattle, Arc Poetry Magazine and, and in the chapbooks, Compositions (Angel House Press) and Dalhousie Blues (Ex-Hubris Press), as well as an above/ground press broadside. He is a contract professor in English at the University of Ottawa. He is launching his chapbook, Happens Is The Sun (above/ground press, 2015).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

new from above/ground press: BRCA: Birth of a Patient, by Katie L. Price

BRCA: Birth of a Patient
Katie L. Price


I. Diagnostic Report

The patient is a 23 year old female who presents with a palpable right breast mass. The patient states that she self palpated this mass last week. Patient states that she has no other medical problems

Real-time sonographic evaluation of the right breast was performed. The area of concern is located in the right breast at 10 o’clock one to 2 cm from the areolar margin. There is an irregular hypoechoic mass measuring 22 x 26 by 29 mm. The finding is highly suspicious for malignancy. In addition to the right axilla, there is a lymph node with effacement of the fatty hilum measuring 8 x 10 x 11 mm. A mammogram was deferred at this time as the patient missed her menstrual cycle last week and is not definitely certain of her pregnancy status. A mammogram is recommended at a later time once the pregnancy status is determined.

II. Impression

1. Irregular hypoechoic mass seen in the right breast at 10 o’clock. Biopsy is recommended. The mass is amenable to core needle biopsy or excisional biopsy. Both options were discussed with the patient. The patient desired to have a core needle biopsy and therefore she was scheduled for the procedure for later this week.

2. Abnormal appearing lymph node seen in the right axilla. Fine needle aspiration is recommended.

The above findings and recommendations were discussed with the patient. In addition, the result were discussed with                   of _____________ and 2:05 p.m.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
April 2015
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Katie L. Price’s writing—critical, creative, and other—has appeared in such venues as Fence, the Journal of Medical Humanities, Canadian Literature, and Jacket2. Originally from Utah, she resides in Philadelphia and Toronto. She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, serves as Interviews Editor for Jacket2, and co-directs the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium.

Produced, in part, as a handout at Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, April 18-19, 2015, from 11am-5pm at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, 453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Much thanks to Chris Fritton for his help and support.

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