above/ground press presents readings and other such by an array of poets:
Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)
Adele Graf (Ottawa)
Kristina Drake (Hawksbury)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ rob mclennan (Ottawa)
lovingly hosted by above/ground press author and Apt 9 Press editor/publisher Cameron Anstee
7:30pm door/8pm reading
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Backdrop Food & Drink
160 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
The Backdrop – Ottawa’s stage for great food
Welcome to Backdrop Food & Drink, a funky, urban space smack in the middle of Centertown, Ottawa. Join us for weekend brunch, weekday lunch, dinner and drinks.
$5 at the door; includes a copy of a recent above/ground press title
She will be launching the chapbook GHOSTS.
This is Stephanie Bolster’s fourth above/ground press chapbook, after the original Three Bloody Words (1996), Biodome
Adele Graf’s poems have appeared in many Canadian journals including The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Room and Vallum. Her first poetry collection, math for couples
She will be launching the chapbook a Baltic Friday early in grey.
Kristina Drake writes and edits in the wilderness of East Hawkesbury, Ontario. Her poems have previously appeared in Carte Blanche, Soliloquies and Yalla!, as an above/ground press broadside
She will be launching the chapbook Ornithology.
Amanda Earl is an Ottawa writer, publisher and visual poet. She’s the managing editor of Bywords.ca
She will be launching the chapbook Lady Lazarus Redux.
This is Earl’s fifth chapbook with above/ground press, after Eleanor
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than 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. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories,
He will be launching the chapbook It’s still winter.
This is mclennan’s millionth chapbook with above/ground press. There are too many to list.
the above/ground press 24th anniversary reading/launch/party!
above/ground press presents readings and other such by an array of poets: Stephanie Bolster (Montreal) Adele Graf (Ottawa) Kristina Drak…