Wednesday, June 27, 2012

above/ground press at the ottawa small press book fair, spring 2012 edition: Saturday, June 30

We will be exhibiting our wares again at the ottawa small press book fair this coming Saturday, noon to 5pm, at the Jack Purcell Community Centre, second floor.

Come by and see a ton of new titles! Say hello! Information here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

above/ground press at the virus bookfair, st. catharines, ontario saturday june 16 2012

above/ground press and Chaudiere Books will be participating in this year's Virus Bookfair on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in St. Catharines, Ontario, as part of the month long Niagara Literary Arts Festival. The fair runs from noon to 5pm, with the After A Fair literary reading will at the MahTay Cafe starting at 7pm, featuring performers Ellen S. Jaffe, Betsy Belega, Lisa de Nikoltis and Brenda Missen.

The Virus BookFair runs throughout a number of venues in downtown St. Catharines, with our little table, featuring various publications by above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, rob mclennan and Christine McNair, will be at the MahTay Cafe, 241 Saint Paul Street, St Catherines, ON L2R3M7. (905) 685-4040

Also, check out rob mclennan and Christine McNair's reading the evening before at Patrick Sheehan's Irish Pub, 101 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines.

For more information on the Virus BookFair and/or the Niagara Literary Arts Festival, contact Jordan Fry at or 905.329.4739.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

John Olson reviews Sarah Mangold's Cupcake Royale

Seattle poet John Olson was good enough to review Sarah Mangold's Cupcake Royale (2012) on his blog, at the end of a list of other reviews [see the full post here]. Here's his generous post on the chapbook:
Cupcake Royale, a chapbook of poetry by Sarah Mangold, arrived a few weeks ago. I thought I’d add mention of it at the end as a nice desert. The poems in this collection are modest as cat whiskers, droll as a giant Norwegian rabbit. Mangold does not like to pontificate. Never has. She favors the highly disjunctive, fragmentary lines found among poets such as Ted Berrigan and Tom Raworth. The world is presented as a simultaneity of sensation, a collage of wildly dissociative phenomena. Subjectivity is decentered beyond the margin. Mangold does not seem present. The poetry is not about her. The poetry is available to the eyes in whatever sense you want to take it. I feel nudged, a little, by the choices she has made. She likes the odd and quirky, the neglected and marginal. A cupcake, not a multi-tiered wedding cake.

Saturday, June 2, 2012