NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women has begun

Happy National Poetry Month, friends and angels,

AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 – A celebration of women; we begin with Primary Colours, a video by spoken word artist Roua Aljied, aka Philosi-fire. Please watch this gorgeous video http://www.nationalpoetrymonth.ca/

Roua Aljied is a biomedical engineering student and spoken word poet who is passionate about writing, social justice, and people. [ … ]

m a n y _ g e n d e r e d _ m o t h e r s : f o u r _ r e c e n t _ e s s a y s

many gendered mothers is a project on literary influence featuring short essays by writers (of any/all genders) on the women, femme, trans, and non-binary writers who have influenced them, as a direct or indirect literary forebear.

This project is directly inspired by the American website Literary Mothers, created by editor Nadxieli Nieto and managing editor [ … ]

Cha – "Writing Japan" Issue – Call for Submissions (Closing Date: 31 March 2017)

_Cha: An Asian Literary Journal_ [1] is now accepting submissions for
“Writing Japan,” an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or
about Japan.

Our special issue “Writing Japan” encompasses writing from and/or about
Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and
non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as [ … ]

Interview with poet, feminist, lawyer, Natalie Hanna

Dear friends,

here’s the latest episode in the Small Machine Talks in which we interview Ottawa poet, feminist, lawyer Natalie Hanna.

Natalie has some fascinating things to say about the merging of politics with poetry, about writing for oneself and she even breaks briefly into song. It’s a great interview. I hope you tune in.

https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/interview-with-natalie-hanna

for a full [ … ]

Tuesday poem #208 : Adrienne Gruber

Tuesday poem #208 : Adrienne Gruber : Dämmerschlaf

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-208-adrienne-gruber.html

coming up: bp sutton, Laura Walker + Jessica Popeski

also: many gendered mothers: Jennifer LoveGrove on Libby Scheier
http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/jennifer-lovegrove-on-libby-scheier.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey: seven questions for Shazia Hafiz Ramji
http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-76-seven-questions-for.html

beyond that: On Writing #126 : Emily Ursuliak
http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/03/on-writing-126-emily-ursuliak.html



TtD supplement #76 : seven questions for Shazia Hafiz Ramji

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #76 : seven questions for Shazia Hafiz Ramji

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-76-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #75 : seven questions for Erín Moure

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-75-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #74 : seven questions for Kate Hargreaves

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-74-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #73 : seven questions for Kate Greenstreet

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-73-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #72 : seven questions for David Buuck

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-72-seven-questions-for.html

TtD [ … ]

On Writing #126 : Emily Ursuliak

On Writing: #126 ; Emily Ursuliak : On Having a Haunted Writing Process

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/03/on-writing-126-emily-ursuliak.html

coming up: David Peter Clark, Ryan Eckes + Kyle Flemmer,

also: Tuesday poem #207 : Brian Henderson : Words / How to perform the taste test

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-207-brian-henderson-words.html

furthermore: Jane Eaton Hamilton on Ntozake Shange

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/jane-eaton-hamilton-on-ntozake-shange.html

subjequently: Touch the Donkey supplement #75 : [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Open Island, by Faizal Deen

Open Island
three poems
Faizal Deen
$3

Wrong Essays

begins a mouldy turn into kaiso
Archie “and Muslims in general”
better than the hippogriff Kali come to life
behind Sinbad
little master in Mom’s panties
read more hippogriff where the masters let them
Ray Harryhausen a thousand arms
head griffin claws
hooves horse tail
Moors from Afrique


Posit 13 | Online Now

Announcing Posit 13!

Featuring new poetry and prose by Rae Armantrout, G. C. Waldrep, Anselm Berrigan, Dennis Barone, Matthew Burns, James Capozzi, Rob Cook, Gregory Crosby, Julia Leverone, Caolan Madden, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Alina Stefanescu. With visual art by Nathan Brujis, Jeanne Heifetz, Eva Kwong, Greely Myatt, and Brian Sargent. And [ … ]

new from above/ground press: The Peter F Yacht Club #25; VERSeFest special!

The Peter F Yacht Club #25
VERSeFest 2017 special
edited by rob mclennan
$6

With new writing by a host of Peter F Yacht Club regulars, irregulars and VERSeFest 2017 participants, including Cameron Anstee, Frances Boyle, Jason Christie, Stephen Collis, Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, Patrick Friesen, Lea Graham, Marilyn Irwin, Gil McElroy, rob mclennan, Uxío [ … ]

Tuesday poem #207 : Brian Henderson

Tuesday poem #207 : Brian Henderson : Words / How to perform the taste test

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-207-brian-henderson-words.html

coming up: Adrienne Gruber, bp sutton + Lauren Walker,

also: Jane Eaton Hamilton on Ntozake Shange

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/jane-eaton-hamilton-on-ntozake-shange.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey supplement #75 : seven questions for Erín Moure

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-75-seven-questions-for.html

subsequently: new chapbooks by Marilyn Irwin, Lisa Robertson, etc;



Ploughshares : an interview with Faizal Deen

I’m a monthly blogger over at the Ploughshares blog! And my ninth post is now up: an interview with Ottawa poet Faizal Deen
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/writing-through-silence-an-interview-with-faizal-deen/

Just in time, of course, for next weekend’s event as part of Ottawa’s 7th annual VERSeFest!
http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2017/02/the-factory-reading-series-versefest.html

And he even has a new chapbook with above/ground press, which announces [ … ]

TtD supplement #75 : seven questions for Erín Moure

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #75 : seven questions for Erín Moure

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-75-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #74 : seven questions for Kate Hargreaves

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-74-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #73 : seven questions for Kate Greenstreet

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-73-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #72 : seven questions for David Buuck

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-72-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #71 : nine questions for Nathaniel G. Moore

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-71-nine-questions-for.html

TtD [ … ]

new from above/ground press: poorsong one, by Lisa Robertson

poorsong one
Lisa Robertson
$4

Day Opens on Water
You say the Water is not a Grave
Over the still mirror of Water
Love moves the Bright Shadows
Penetrates Borders

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Lisa Robertson lives in the village of Nalliers (population 310), on the Gartempe River, [ … ]

On Writing #125 : Buck Downs

On Writing #25 : Buck Downs : Essay Ending with a Quote by William Gibson

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/03/on-writing-125-buck-downs.html

coming up: Emily Ursuliak, David Peter Clark + Ryan Eckes,

also: Tuesday poem #206 : Cody-Rose Clevidence : from Poppycock & Assphodel

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-206-cody-rose-clevidence.html

beyond that: many gendered mothers: Elee Kraljii Gardiner on Betsy Warland

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/elee-kraljii-gardiner-on-betsy-warland.html

furthermore: I’ve a chapbook next [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Jordan Abel, TIMELESS AMERICAN CLASSIC

TIMELESS AMERICAN CLASSIC
Jordan Abel
$5

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has recently [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 12

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 12
with Amanda Earl, a.m. kozak and special guest Natalie Hanna

Recorded on Sunday, March 12, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/ep-012

The Small Machine Talks explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond. The podcast takes place every two weeks, give or take.

RECENT EVENTS

We discuss Aaron’s trip to Iceland and its literary enthusiasm, his avoidance [ … ]

Tuesday poem #206 : Cody-Rose Clevidence

Tuesday poem #206 : Cody-Rose Clevidence : from Poppycock & Assphodel

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-206-cody-rose-clevidence.html

coming up: Brian Henderson, Adrienne Gruber + bp sutton,

also: many gendered mothers: Elee Kraljii Gardiner on Betsy Warland

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/elee-kraljii-gardiner-on-betsy-warland.html

furthermore: I’ve a chapbook next month with words(on)pages:

http://www.wordsonpagespress.com/2017/03/12/cervantes-bones-rob-mclennan/

beyond that: new from above/ground press: Stephen Collis, FIRST SKETCH OF A POEM

I WILL NOT [ … ]

Nerve Lantern issue 10

Announcing the release of Nerve Lantern issue 10

Enjoy 94 pages of exciting performance texts.

Contributors: Joel Chace • Marcus Civin • Ben Haddix • Stephanie Heit • Lucien Herzog • Dennis Leroy Kangalee • LuLu LoLo • Hannah Rodabaugh • Steven Salmoni • Barbara Schwartz • Laura-Marie Taylor • Zhang Er

Visual Art: Krista Graham

For more [ … ]

New Mudlark: Roger Mitchell

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 143 (2017)

The Hatchet of the Minute
Poems by Roger Mitchell

Besides The One Good Bite in the Saw-Grass Plant, Roger Mitchell is the author of ten other books of poetry, among them Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and Selected Poems. Two previous books include Half/Mask (2007) and Delicate [ … ]

New Mudlark: Edward Harkness

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 110 (2017)

Honeymoon
by Edward Harkness

Edward Harkness is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Saying the Necessary, 2000, and Beautiful Passing Lives, 2010, both from Pleasure Boat Studio. His poems can be found online in Atticus Review, Cascadia Review, Hinchas de Poesia, Rat’s Ass Journal, Split Lip Magazine [ … ]

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “Open Moments” by A C Evans

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “Open Moments” by A C Evans

Description:

A C Evans explores the subversive traditions of the bizarre and grotesque, yet he describes both his art and poetry as Realistic. Influenced by the Gothic dark-side of Romanticism, fin-de-siecle Decadence, Aestheticism, the iconoclasm of Dada, revolutionary, anti-clerical Surrealism and the immediacy of [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Stephen Collis, FIRST SKETCH OF A POEM I WILL NOT HAVE WRITTEN

FIRST SKETCH OF A POEM I WILL NOT HAVE WRITTEN
Stephen Collis
$4

At borders, frontiers, reaching
into the historical moment of listening
to insurrection and speech /
spur and limit
in place of the street / we have Facebook
Google is a universe we
No longer have to search the limits of
the revolutionary subject [ … ]

TtD supplement #74 : seven questions for Kate Hargreaves

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #74 : seven questions for Kate Hargreaves

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/03/ttd-supplement-74-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #73 : seven questions for Kate Greenstreet

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-73-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #72 : seven questions for David Buuck

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-72-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #71 : nine questions for Nathaniel G. Moore

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ttd-supplement-71-nine-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #70 : seven questions for Colin Smith

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/01/ttd-supplement-70-seven-questions-for.html

The [ … ]

new from above/ground press: from: Sunny girls, by Sandra Moussempès (translated by Eléna Rivera

Sandra Moussempès, from: Sunny girls
translated by Eléna Rivera
$4

J’AVAIS REMARQUÉ UNE MAISON SANS FIORITURE

Je vais trop loin
Je ne vais pas assez loin
J’entends un souffle derrière moi

I HAD NOTICED AN UNADORNED HOUSE

I go too far
I don’t go far enough
I hear a breath behind me

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2017


Tuesday poem #205 : Nyla Matuk

Tuesday poem #205 : Nyla Matuk : Transference

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/03/tuesday-poem-205-nyla-matuk-transference.html

coming up: Cody-Rose Clevidence, Brian Henderson + Adrienne Gruber,

also: On Writing #124 : Sarah Cook : On composure

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/03/on-writing-124-sarah-cook.html

subsequently: many gendered mothers: Robin Richardson on Anne Frank:

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/robin-richardson-on-anne-frank.html

and: now with a paypal/donate button, so we can attempt to pay contributors!

furthermore: new Jordan Abel, Stephen [ … ]

AngelHousePress Presents The Small Machine Talks Episode 11 with Ian Martin

The Small Machine Talks Interview
with a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and Ian Martin
Recorded on February 5, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/episode-11-interview-with-ian-martin

We talk about the anniversary of Ian’s chapbook, Climbing Out of Other People’s Hands (In/Words Press, 2016). We discuss the humour of Ian’s writing, comedy as a way of dealing with depressing subject matter, the zany fourth wall breaking comedy [ … ]

On Writing #124 : Sarah Cook

On Writing #124 : Sarah Cook : On composure

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/03/on-writing-124-sarah-cook.html

coming up: Buck Downs, Emily Ursuliak + David Peter Clarke,

also: many gendered mothers: Robin Richardson on Anne Frank:

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/03/robin-richardson-on-anne-frank.html

and: now with a paypal/donate button, so we can attempt to pay contributors!

furthermore: new Jordan Abel, Stephen Collis, Marilyn Irwin + Lisa Roberston chapbooks

forthcoming via above/ground [ … ]