Touch the Donkey : sixteenth issue,

The sixteenth issue is now available, with new poems by Sue Landers, Kyle Flemmer,

Donato Mancini, Anthony Etherin, Catriona Strang, A.M. O’Malley, Claire Lacey,

Sacha Archer and Julia Polyck-O’Neill.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). If you ask me they’re all winners.
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/touch-donkey-sixteenth-issue.html

With a small handful of copies of issue #15 (and #14 and #13 as well) available at


Fw: Free Close Reading Service Extended to Prose.

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I’ve decided to extend the AngelHousePress free close reading service to prose via DevilHouse.
DevilHouse, the AngelHousePress trangressive prose imprint hasn’t received submissions by women in a long time. Any submissions. This concerns me. I don’t want the imprint to be a voice for men only. I want it to share the works and [ … ]

On Writing #147 : Sarah Campbell : #balance

On Writing #147 : Sarah Campbell : #balance

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2018/01/on-writing-147-sarah-campbell.html

coming up: Sara Cassidy & TBA,

also: Tuesday poem #249 : Jake Syersak : from Neocologism: Encyclopedia Entries for the Anthroposcenic Psyche

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-249-jake-syersak-from.html

alternately: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey supplement #93 : six questions for Christine Stewart

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-93-six-questions-for.html

concurrently: my [ … ]

Tuesday poem #249 : Jake Syersak : from Neocologism: Encyclopedia Entries for the Anthroposcenic Psyche

Tuesday poem #249 : Jake Syersak : from Neocologism: Encyclopedia Entries for the Anthroposcenic Psyche

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-249-jake-syersak-from.html

coming up: Domenica Martinello, Stephanie Grey + Alex Porco,

also: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #93 : six questions for Christine Stewart

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-93-six-questions-for.html

alternately: my (small press) writing day: Emily Saso, [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement: new interviews with Casteels, Abramowitz, Savett, Ward + Stewart,

Anticipating the release next week of the sixteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal), why not check out the interviews that have appeared over the past few weeks with contributors to the fifteenth issue: Michael e. Casteels, Harold Abramowitz, Cindy Savett, Tessy Ward and Christine Stewart.

Interviews with contributors to the first fourteen [ … ]

TtD supplement #93 : six questions for Christine Stewart

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #93 : six questions for Christine Stewart

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-93-six-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #92 : seven questions for Tessy Ward

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-92-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #91 : seven questions for Cindy Savett

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-91-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Harold Abramowitz

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-90-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/10/ttd-supplement-89-seven-questions-for.html

The fifteenth issue of Touch the [ … ]

above/ground press at twenty-five: by the numbers,

As many of you know, 2018 marks TWENTY-FIVE YEARS of above/ground press production. While the official anniversary doesn’t actually occur until July (including the annual launch/reading/party, with launches of at least a couple new titles), I’ve been going through some of the numbers, realizing that the press is well over a combined eight hundred and [ … ]

Tuesday poem #248 : Conor Mc Donnell : silent science

Tuesday poem #248 : Conor Mc Donnell : silent science

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-248-conor-mc-donnell.html

coming up: Jake Syersak, Domenica Martinello + Stephanie Grey,

also: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

also: my (small press) writing day: Lily Gontard, April Ford, Nathaniel G. Moore, K.I. Press, Chris Galvin etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry [ … ]

new from above/ground press: small bed & field guide, by Valerie Coulton

small bed & field guide
Valerie Coulton
$5

Which up?

Would not have bought this

but other weather.

What streets choose is no one

else’s. Confidently roaming mostly

cotton against surprising

pink ants. Sleep is preventable.

You have only to try. Feet will love you

unbecomingly, as have proven.

*

Summer’s lease negotiable

Concrete squares

interlaced with grass

and dirt where grass doesn’t

or mud as now why birds

silent in [ … ]

Tuesday poem #247 : James Meetze : CURTAILED

Tuesday poem #247 : James Meetze : CURTAILED

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/12/tuesday-poem-247-james-meetze-curtailed.html

coming up: Conor Mc Donnell, Jake Syersak + Domenica Martinello

as well as rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books

also: my (small press) writing day: K.I. Press, Chris Galvin, Aaron Tucker, Emily Sanford, Michael Dennis etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] : the [ … ]

Tuesday poem #246 : Anna Gurton-Wachter : Spiral for Julian

Tuesday poem #246 : Anna Gurton-Wachter : Spiral for Julian

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/12/tuesday-poem-246-anna-gurton-wachter.html

coming up: James Meetze, Conor Mc Donnell + Jake Syersak

as well as rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books

also: my (small press) writing day: Jennifer Baker, Emily Sanford, Michael Dennis, Jacqueline Valencia etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] : the [ … ]

new from above/ground press: HEDGE, by Alyssa Bridgman

HEDGE
Alyssa Bridgman
$5

We Should Be Together

barbed bushes grown into wire
nurtured by time and paranoia
dead hedge petrified into stone
concrete poured over wire frame
cement hedge contortion curdled
steel briar entombed in mortar
twisted frame beneath cement
petrified quick hedge dead
rebar roots clawing dirt
wrapping around ancient bones
crushed under the weight [ … ]

The Peter F. Yacht Club regatta/reading/christmas party!

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan;

The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market, Ottawa)
Friday, December 29, 2017
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Roland Prevost, D.S. Stymeist, Chris Johnson, Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, Chris Turnbull (weather permitting), Frances [ … ]

On Writing #146 : Arisa White : On Writing

On Writing #146 : Arisa White : On Writing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/12/on-writing-146-arisa-white.html

coming up: Sarah Campbell, Sara Cassidy + TBA (submissions welcome,

also: Tuesday poem #244 : Ashleigh Lambert : Fracked
dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/12/tuesday-poem-244-ashleigh-lambert.html

alternately: my (small press) writing day: Keegan Lester, Jeanette Lynes, Michael Blouin etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: new from above/ground press: Caple, Lea, Robinson, Nilson, Schmaltz, Blades, Archer, hanna, Lederer [ … ]

Tuesday poem #244 : Ashleigh Lambert : Fracked

Tuesday poem #244 : Ashleigh Lambert : Fracked

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/12/tuesday-poem-244-ashleigh-lambert.html

coming up: Shane Book, Anna Gurton-Wachter + James Meetze,

also: my (small press) writing day: Keegan Lester, Jeanette Lynes, Michael Blouin etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: new from above/ground press: Caple, Lea, Robinson, Nilson, Schmaltz, Blades, Archer, hanna, Lederer + Touch the Donkey,

robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2017/12/new-from-aboveground-press-caple-lea.html

etcetera: many gendered mothers: our ongoing submissions [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Caple, Lea, Robinson, Nilson, Schmaltz, Blades, Archer, hanna, Lederer + Touch the Donkey,

The Appetites of Tiny Hands: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Natalee Caple
with a new afterword by the author
$5
See link here for more information

Touch the Donkey #15
$6
See link here for more information

Nervous System
by N.W. Lea
$4
See link here for more information

Pattern refuses to repeat itself
= is divine
[Rothko Chapel]
a suite [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Caple, Lea, Robinson, Nilson, Schmaltz, Blades, Archer, hanna, Lederer + Touch the Donkey,

The Appetites of Tiny Hands: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Natalee Caple
with a new afterword by the author
$5
See link here for more information

Touch the Donkey #15
$6
See link here for more information

Nervous System
by N.W. Lea
$4
See link here for more information

Pattern refuses to repeat itself
= is divine
[Rothko Chapel]
a [ … ]

This weekend: Poets gather in Laureate City to celebrate Canada’s 150!

Poet Laureates from across the country will gather in Ottawa on December 1-2, 2017 for two days of free public readings and discussions as part of Ottawa’s Canada 2017 celebrations. Ottawa’s two new laureates Jamaal Jackson Rogers and Andree Lacelle, will act as hosts for guests from the Yukon, British Columbia Newfoundland and points between. [ … ]

Tuesday poem #243 : Lissa McLaughlin : Garden (New Jersey)

Tuesday poem #243 : Lissa McLaughlin : Garden (New Jersey)

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-243-lissa-mclaughlin.html

coming up: Ashleigh Lambert, Shane Book + Anna Gurton-Wachter,

also: Touch the Donkey; 7 questions for Tessy Ward

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-92-seven-questions-for.html

my (small press) writing day: Brenda Schmidt, Adam Thomlison, Angela Lopes, Adele Graf, Gil McElroy etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

On Writing #145 : Josh Massey

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/11/on-writing-145-josh-massey.html



TtD supplement #92 : seven questions for Tessy Ward

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #92 : seven questions for Tessy Ward

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-92-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #91 : seven questions for Cindy Savett

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-91-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Harold Abramowitz

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-90-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/10/ttd-supplement-89-seven-questions-for.html

The fifteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,

with [ … ]

new from above/ground press: The Appetites of Tiny Hands: Twentieth Anniversary Edition, by Natalee Caple

The Appetites of Tiny Hands: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Natalee Caple
with a new afterword by the author
$5

Be lenient with me

(tiny white signals
too small to be photographed.)

I make no music
(exposed by the wind.)

I do not claim to suffer

To spur the sorry
(blue one I never meant to love)

the birds I have kept hidden [ … ]

On Writing #145 : Josh Massey

On Writing #145 : Josh Massey : Some of my Current Thoughts on Writing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/11/on-writing-145-josh-massey.html

coming up: Arisa White, Sarah Campbell + Sandra Moussempès,

also: Tuesday poem #242 : Kate Siklosi : [ fig (iterative)

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-242-kate-siklosi-fig.html

furthermore: my (small press) writing day: Adam Thomlison, Angela Lopes, Adele Graf, Gil McElroy, j/j hastain, etc;

https://mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

etcetera: the ottawa small press book fair, [ … ]

the ottawa small press book fair : this weekend,

the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair is this weekend, and turns twenty-three years old! (we probably have exhibitors younger than the event at this point.)

friday night (7pm door/ 7:30pm readings): pre-fair readings by Ottawa poets Amanda Earl (launching a chapbook with shreeking violet) + natalie hanna (launching a chapbook with above/ground press) and Montreal [ … ]

Tuesday poem #242 : Kate Siklosi : [ fig (iterative)

Tuesday poem #242 : Kate Siklosi : [ fig (iterative)

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-242-kate-siklosi-fig.html

coming up: Lissa McLaughlin, Ashleigh Lambert + Shane Book,

also: my (small press) writing day: Adele Graf, Gil McElroy, j/j hastain, Catherine Owen etc;

https://mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

On Writing #144 : Marci Nelligan

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/11/on-writing-144-marci-nelligan.html

furthermore: the ottawa small press book fair, November 25, 2017

https://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2017/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2017.html



new from above/ground press: Nervous System, by N.W. Lea

Nervous System
by N.W. Lea
$4

Here,

within the mood,
night wrestles itself
to the known
ground.

I’m amazed
at my doubts: stomachal.

Ginger is a nonstarter …
there’ll be no solace tonight
for the wordy.

The yes-spectrum
is broad, yes,
but totally dependent
upon ignition.

One argues
that everything is second
-hand, a pedestrian
bargain. Rummage

in the pitch
toque.

published in [ … ]

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading, October 24: Earl, Thomas + hanna,

span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series
pre-small press book fair reading
featuring readings by:

Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
Hugh Thomas (Montreal)
and natalie hanna (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, October 24, 2017;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

[And don’t forget the ottawa small [ … ]