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rob mclennan

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the forthcoming poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta.

http://www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

rob mclennan Reviews 70 Canadian Poets, Fifth Edition

70 Canadian Poets, Fifth EditionThe fifth volume in editor Gary Geddes’s series of anthologies is 70 Canadian Poets. Predominantly produced as a mainstream-leaning overview of Canadian poetry for university courses, the anthologies exist as worthy introductions to the past century-plus of Canadian poetry. The series is now nearly fifty years old, and began with the original 15 Canadian Poets, co-edited with Phyllis Bruce (Oxford, 1970), before heading into 15 Canadian Poets Plus 5, also co-edited with Phyllis Bruce (Oxford, 1978), 15 Canadian Poets x 2 (Oxford, 1988) and 15 Canadian Poets x 3 (Oxford, 2001), with the new volume existing as a kind of 15 Canadian Poets x 4-and-two-thirds.

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green : belt : space

The second difficulty is the sphere itself                Lisa Samuels, Tomorrowland Parkland, ring roads, tree. Reticent, without. Balance. Adhere, this slogan gap. I remember now, this fact. This lack of fierce, a hollow shaft. Demolished. ~ Language is             a health issue. Above …

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Notes on Five Canadian Small (micro) Publishers

The Five: Apt. 9 Press, The Emergency Response Unit, AngelHousePress, Nomados Literary Publishers and Greenboathouse Press Canada has had a wide array of small literary publishers over the past few decades. Most notably, the small press explosion in the 1960s …

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rob mclennan is a prolific poet, editor, publisher, etc. his 9th trade collection of poetry is “what's left” (Talonbooks, 2004), & another, “stone, book one” is forthcoming this fall with Palimpsest Press. the editor of, among others, “Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press, 2003), he currently lives in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital. He often says things on his clever blog – www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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