TWENTY-FIVE YEARS! How the hell did I manage to get to a quarter century? And with nearly eight hundred and fifty titles produced so far, there’s been a ton of above/ground press activity over the past year, including some thirty chapbooks produced in 2017 alone (including titles by rob mclennan, Amanda Earl, Kristina Drake, Stephanie Bolster, Adele Graf, Buck Downs, Sarah Dowling, nathan dueck, Sarah Cook, Jessica Smith, Ian Whistle, Faizal Deen, Marilyn Irwin, Lisa Robertson, Jordan Abel, Stephen Collis, Sandra Moussempès (trans. Eléna Rivera), Sarah Fox, Brenda Iijima, Jake Syersak, Helen Hajnoczky, Derek Beaulieu, Kyle Flemmer, philip miletic, Geoffrey Young, Jason Christie, Carrie Hunter and Sarah Swan, all of which are still in print), to The Factory Reading Series and the poetry journal Touch the Donkey (included as part of the above/ground press subscription!). Just what else might happen? Current and forthcoming items include works by natalie hanna, Katy Lederer, Valerie Coulton, Sacha Archer, Joe Blades, N.W. Lea, Matthew Johnstone, Eric Schmaltz, Geoffrey Nilson, Andrew Cantrell and Alyssa Bridgman as well as a whole slew of publications that haven’t even been decided on yet.
2018 annual subscriptions (and resubscriptions) are now available: $65 (CAN/US; $90 international) for everything above/ground press makes from when you subscribe through to the end of 2018, including chapbooks, broadsheets, The Peter F. Yacht Club and Touch the Donkey (have you been keeping track of the dozens of interviews posted to the Touch the Donkey site?).
Anyone who subscribes on or by November 1st will also receive the last above/ground press package (or two) of 2017, including those exciting new titles by natalie hanna, Katy Lederer, Valerie Coulton, Sacha Archer, Joe Blades, N.W. Lea, Matthew Johnstone, Eric Schmaltz, Geoffrey Nilson, Andrew Cantrell and Alyssa Bridgman (plus whatever else the press happens to produce before the turn of the new year), as well as Touch the Donkey #15 (scheduled to release on October 15)!
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 to rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com