Tuesday, October 1, 2019

above/ground press: 2020 subscriptions now available!

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS! The race to the half-century continues! And with nearly ONE THOUSAND TITLES produced to date, there’s been a ton of above/ground press activity over the past year, including some FORTY-FIVE CHAPBOOKS (so far) produced in 2019 alone (including titles by Andrew K Peterson, Guy Birchard, Susanne Dyckman, Ben Meyerson, John Newlove, Natalie Lyalin, Zane Koss, Michael Dennis, Jane Virginia Rohrer, Pearl Pirie, Chris Turnbull, Stuart Ross, Marilyn Irwin, Ken Norris, Chris Johnson, Conyer Clayton, Frances Boyle, Michael Sikkema, Kemeny Babineau, Julia Polyck-O'Neill, Gary Barwin, Kate Siklosi, rob mclennan, Mairéad Byrne, Kimberly Campanello, Stephen Cain, Kyle Kinaschuk, Paul Perry, Gregory Betts, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Gil McElroy, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Stephanie Gray, Billy Mavreas, Alice Burdick, Heather Sweeney, R. Kolewe, Franco Cortese, Evan Gray, Dale Smith, Virginia Konchan, Joshua James Collis, Laura Farina and Jennifer Stella, all of which are still in print), to The Factory Reading Series and the poetry journals Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal], G U E S T [a journal of guest editors] and The Peter F. Yacht Club (all of which is included as part of the above/ground press subscription!). And don't forget the 'backlist and rarities' list of nearly out-of-print items still available (for now...). 

Just what else might happen? Forthcoming items include works by Dennis Cooley, Isabel Sobral Campos, Mary Kasimor, Hawad (trans. Jake Syersak), Simina Banu, Allyson Paty, Lydia Unsworth, N.W. Lea, Ben Robinson, Jessica Smith, Amanda Earl, Dale Tracy, Ian McCulloch, Zane Koss, Margaret Christakos, Pete Smith, Eric Baus, Barry McKinnon, Leesa Dean, Rachel Kearney, Razielle Aigen, Stan Rogal, Amanda Deutch and Melissa Eleftherion, as well as a whole slew of publications that haven't even been decided on yet. 

2020 annual subscriptions (and resubscriptions) are now available: $75 (CAN; American subscribers, $75 US; $100 international) for everything above/ground press makes from the moment you subscribe through to the end of 2020, including chapbooks, broadsheets, The Peter F. Yacht Club and G U E S T and Touch the Donkey (have you been keeping track of the dozens of interviews posted to the Touch the Donkey site?).  I hate having to increase the price, but Canada Post has been killing me the past couple of years (cut down on the amount of titles I make? I mean: that’s just silly), which really ends up meaning mailouts get delayed yet again and again (and it still manages to work out to a dollar a title). 

Anyone who subscribes on or by November 1st will also receive the last above/ground press package (or two or three) of 2019, including those exciting new titles by all of those folk listed above, plus whatever else the press happens to produce before the turn of the new year, as well as Touch the Donkey #23 (scheduled to release on October 15), a journal that turned five years old in 2019! 

Why wait? You can either send a cheque (payable to rob mclennan) to 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7M9, or send money via PayPal or e-transfer to rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com (or through the PayPal button at robmclennan.blogspot.com).

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