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 Drake (East Hawkesbury)
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 [ … ]

Tuesday poem #229 : Aaron Boothby

Tuesday poem #229 : Aaron Boothby : Sequoia

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-229-aaron-boothby-sequoia.html

coming up: John Barton, Shazia Hafiz Ramji + Steve Venright,

also: call for submissions of essays/interviews: seventeen seconds: a journal

of poetry and poetics

www.ottawater.com/seventeenseconds/

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Joelle Barron on Laura Jane Grace

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/08/joelle-barron-on-laura-jane-grace.html

etcetera: Queen Mob’s Teahouse: Jeremy Luke Hill interviews Kasia Jaronczyk

queenmobs.com/2017/08/interview-kasia-jaronczyk/



Tuesday poem #228 : Christine Stoddard

Tuesday poem #228 : Christine Stoddard : Jaguar in the Cotton Field

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-228-christine-stoddard.html

coming up: Aaron Boothby, John Barton + Shazia Hafiz Ramji

also: many gendered mothers: Susan Ioannou on Kay Tew

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/08/susan-ioannou-on-kay-tew.html

etcetera: On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/08/on-writing-137-ryan-pratt.html

furthermore: new above/ground press chapbooks by Stephanie Bolster,

Adele Graf, Buck Downs, Sarah Dowling, etc

abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/



new from above/ground press: GHOSTS, by Stephanie Bolster

GHOSTS
Stephanie Bolster
$5

GHOSTS

Just south of the Canadian border, what’s left
of Bolster’s ninety log houses, the few hopes
no wolf gusted down.
Little to live on, but much to live for.

Three stores, post office, assay office, newspaper
called “The Bolster Drill,” several
saloons, Doctor Beale’s office,
and a three-story hotel.

One year later, there goes [ … ]

new from above/ground press: a Baltic Friday early in grey, by Adele Graf

a Baltic Friday early in grey
Adele Graf
$5

to cool surmises where house met criteria
we or printer’s they their with
beautiful swelled the yeshiva time
eastern history
escape family later children Latvia

their amazing were killed to met the possible
any there after family and passed
became again front even any there Latvian
wouldn’t he [ … ]

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 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 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 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


On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt

On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt : On writing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/08/on-writing-137-ryan-pratt.html

coming up: Lauren B. Davis, Dennis James Sweeney + Nicole Brewer,

also: Tuesday poem #227 : Aimee Herman : two strangers underneath a city
dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-227-aimee-herman-two.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey supplement #84: seven questions with Jonathan Ball
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/08/ttd-supplement-84-seven-questions-for.html

etcetera: Spotlight #16 : Edward Smallfield,

medium.com/@robmclennan/spotlight-16-edward-smallfield-729be1b063ab

addendum: the [ … ]

TtD supplement #84 : seven questions for Jonathan Ball

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #84 : seven questions for Jonathan Ball

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/08/ttd-supplement-84-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

The fourteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,
with new work by David James Miller, Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm,
Andrew McEwan and Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars [ … ]

m a n y _ g e n d e r e d _ m o t h e r s : e i g h t _ 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 [ … ]

Tuesday poem #226 : Julia Polyck-O’Neill

Tuesday poem #226 : Julia Polyck-O’Neill : I’m a rack of lamb.

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-226-julia-polyck-oneill-im.html

coming up: Aimee Herman, Christine Stoddard + Aaron Boothby,

also: many gendered mothers: t thilleman on jj hastain

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/t-thilleman-on-jj-hastain.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey: 7 questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

etcetera: new chapbooks by Buck Downs & Sarah Dowling, and the above/ground press

summer sale (and 24th [ … ]

TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

The fourteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,
with new work by David James Miller, Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm,
Andrew McEwan and Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). I’ll be sleeping downstairs in the visitor’s center.


On Writing #136 : Frances Boyle

On Writing #136 : Frances Boyle : On Writing and Wandering

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/07/on-writing-136-frances-boyle.html

coming up: Ryan Pratt, Lauren B. Davis + Dennis James Sweeney,

also: Tuesday poem #225 : Sarah Moses : My French is Rusted

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-225-sarah-moses-my-french.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Sylvester Green on Jeanette Winterson

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/sylvester-green-on-jeanette-winterson.html



new from above/ground press: Entering Sappho, by Sarah Dowling

Entering Sappho

Sarah Dowling
$5

IN Ninety-seven Troys
Eighty-three Eurekas
Fifty-seven Etnas
Fifty-six Antiochs
Fifty-four Athenses
Fifty-four Romes
Fifty-one Albions
And fifty Arcadias

In forty-nine Palmyras
Forty-eight Spartas
Forty-five Senecas
Thirty-nine Phoenixes
Thirty-nine Alphas
Thirty-seven Homers
Thirty-six Caledonias
Thirty-six Carthages
Thirty-five Macedonias
Thirty-three Uticas
And thirty-one Corinths

In thirty Milos
Twenty-nine Omegas
Twenty-seven Smyrnas
Twenty-five Argoses
Twenty-five Adrians
And [ … ]

Tuesday poem #224 : Carrie Etter

Tuesday poem #224 : Carrie Etter : Future Interlude

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-224-carrie-etter-future.html

coming up: Sarah Moses, Julia Polyck-O’Neill + Aimee Herman,

also: many gendered mothers: Nicole Brewer on Anakana Schofield and Miriam Toews

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/nicole-brewer-on-anakana-schofield-and.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] #14 : now available,

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/touch-donkey-fourteenth-issue.html

etcetera: the above/ground press 24th anniversary summer sale!
abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-aboveground-press-summer-sale-and.html



The Factory Reading Series: Irwin, Rhodes + Landers, August 12, 2017

span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents:
The Factory Reading Series:

with readings by:

Marilyn Irwin (Ottawa)
Shane Rhodes (Ottawa)
+ Sue Landers (Brooklyn NY)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, August 12, 2017
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Award and winner of [ … ]

Touch the Donkey : fourteenth issue,

The fourteenth issue is now available, with new poems by David James Miller,

Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm, Andrew McEwan and

Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). I’ll be sleeping downstairs in the visitor’s center.
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/touch-donkey-fourteenth-issue.html

With a small handful of copies of issue #14 (and #13 as well) available at
Toronto’s knife | fork | book!

Fw: many gendered mothers : a reminder of our ongoing submissions call,

________________________________
From: the many gendered mothers
Sent: July 12, 2017 11:02 PM
To: literary mothers
Subject: many gendered mothers : a reminder of our ongoing submissions call,

O god save all the many gendered-mothers of my heart, & all the other mothers, who do not need god or savior,

our hearts persist in excess [ … ]

Tuesday poem #223 : Ander Monson

Tuesday poem #223 : Ander Monson : AFTER PREDATOR

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-223-ander-monson-after.html

coming up: Carrie Etter, Sarah Moses + Julia Polyck-O’Neill

also: On Writing #135 : Carla Funk : In Search of the Greengage Plum

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/07/on-writing-135-carla-funk.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Kim Fahner on Mary Oliver

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/kim-fahner-on-mary-oliver.html

subsequently: the above/ground press SUMMER SALE! (and twenty-fourth birthday!

abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-aboveground-press-summer-sale-and.html



the above/ground press summer sale! and today is the press’ 24th birthday!

Where do the years go? Thanks to Alexander Monker back in 2013, I rediscovered that today is the anniversary of the first above/ground press reading and launch, way way back in 1993 (I’d spent years presuming the anniversary was in August, for some reason), so I thought we should celebrate twenty-four years (and more than [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement: new interviews with Mosconi, Barbour and Murphy, Cusimano, Landers + Reed

Anticipating the release next week of the fourteenth 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 thirteenth issue: Joseph Mosconi, Douglas Barbour and Sheila Murphy, Oliver Cusimano, Sue Landers and Marthe Reed.

Interviews with contributors to the [ … ]

TtD supplement #82 : seven questions for Marthe Reed

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #82 : seven questions for Marthe Reed

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-82-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #81 : seven questions for Sue Landers

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/06/ttd-supplement-81-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #80 : seven questions for Oliver Cusimano

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/06/ttd-supplement-80-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #79 : seven questions for Douglas Barbour & Sheila Murphy

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/05/ttd-supplement-79-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #78 : seven questions for Joseph Mosconi

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/05/ttd-supplement-78-seven-questions-for.html

The thirteenth issue of [ … ]