Wednesday, August 10, 2022

a pop-up poetry book launch: Stephen Brockwell + rob mclennan / Aug 20, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022: Das Lokal, 190 Dalhousie Street
2-4pm, in the (patio) tent


Immune To The Sacred
Stephen Brockwell
Mansfield Press

read a review of the book by rob mclennan at periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics

the book of smaller
rob mclennan
University of Calgary Press

read a review of the book by Kim Fahner, Margo LaPierre, and Jérôme Melançon at periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics

books will be sold directly by the authors

Stephen Brockwell is a Montreal poet living in Ottawa. His sixth book, All of Us Reticent, Here, Together (Mansfield Press, 2016) won the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry. Stephen is a director of the Tree Reading Series, one of Canada’s oldest poetry series, with Avonlea Fotheringham and Brandon Wint. After thirty years in IT, Stephen now works for Esri, the Environmental Systems Research Institute. Stephen has participated in the Engineering Change Lab process for transforming engineering practice toward sustainable infrastructure and communities.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour in March, 2016. A suite of pandemic essays, essays in the face of uncertainties (Mansfield Press, 2022), appears sometime this fall, featuring a delightful cover photo by Stephen Brockwell. In spring 2020, he won ‘best pandemic beard’ from Coach House Books via Twitter, of which he is extremely proud (and mentions constantly). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at


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