Saturday, August 8, 2020
Amish Trivedi writes on Mark Novak's Social Poetics for The Iowa Review blog; Eric Folsom has a new poem up at the Kingston Public Library website; part two of a manifesto by forthcoming author Ava Hofmann is now online at the Action Books blog; Frances Boyle has a new poem up at Artis Natura; and Misha Solomon has an essay in the "Talking Poetics" series.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Frances Boyle has three poems up at Cypress: A Poetry Journal; Conyer Clayton has an essay in the Talking Poetics series over at the ottawa poetry newsletter; Dale Tracy is being interviewed over at poetry mini interviews; and Marty Cain mentions Evan Gray's above/ground press title Body Birth (2019) as part of a blog post for Action Books (a title which is totally still available, by the way).
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Paul Perry has a new essay in the "On Writing" series at the ottawa poetry newsletter; Pearl Pirie writes on her writing space for The New Quarterly; Jenya Stashkov asked Stuart Ross to gather poems by fifteen Canadian poets to translate those poems into Russian, and to create a drawing inspired by them, which are now online, including translated poems by Lance La Rocque, rob mclennan, Alice Burdick, Michael Dennis, Robert Hogg and Ross himself; Robert Hogg has two further poems posted as part of the "Robert Kroetsch 2020" up at The Typescript; and Lance La Rocque is being interviewed over at poetry mini interviews.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
University of Alberta's EFS Writer-in-Residence Committee has announced that J. R. Carpenter will be their 2020-21 Writer-in-Residence. Congratulations, J.R.! It is a very good gig (I can say that with experience, as you most likely know). And of course, copies of her above/ground press chapbook, A General History of the Air (March 2020), are totally still available.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Oh! Those shrubs!That one! laysitself on top of itselfvariegated swell overdark serried quickmound upon moundfan fingered leavesreach to the earthits body so godly—if it could standand walk awayI would follow
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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Rose Maloukis is a poet and visual artist, with a BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She was born and grew up in the United States but has dual citizenship and resides in Montreal. Her poetry appears in a limited-edition bilingual artist’s book, From the Middle ~ Sonoritiés du Coeur, which is held in the collection of both the national and provincial libraries. She was short-listed for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize and two poems were published in Matrix Magazine, Issue #105. A winning Second Place poem has been published in Geist’s 2018 Spring Issue #108.
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Thanks to The League of Canadian Poets' "poetry pause" series for helping celebrate twenty-seven years of above/ground press! The series allowed me to curate ten authors for recent slots, all of whom are Canadian (and/or Canadian-based) authors with 2020 above/ground press publications. Most of the poems included in the series are reprinted from their collections, but a few even provided new poems! Here are the authors' names, with the links to their "poetry pause" poems: Dani Spinosa, George Stanley, Khashayar Mohammadi, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Sarah Burgoyne, Lance La Rocque, J.R. Carpenter, Leesa Dean, Razielle Aigen and Dale Tracy. Can you believe we're twenty-seven years deep? What might the rest of the year bring? We are so close to thirty!
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Lydia Unsworth has some new work up at Tentacular; Amanda Earl offers some nice words for the above/ground press anniversary (and a visual poem!) over at her blog; Orchid Tierney has some recent work up at Ethel; Jenya Stashkov asked rob mclennan for an interview and a poem, both of which appear here in English, as well as translated into Russian; Dani Spinosa and Kate Siklosi answer the "ottawa small press book fair : home editions" questions over at the ottawa poetry newsletter.