Touch the Donkey : thirteenth issue,

The thirteenth issue is now available, with new poems by Joseph Mosconi,

Jessica Smith, Douglas Barbour and Sheila Murphy, Sue Landers, Pearl Pirie,

Oliver Cusimano and Marthe Reed.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). We haven’t spoken in eight years.
http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/04/touch-donkey-thirteenth-issue.html

Copies of the first twelve issues are still available. As are subscriptions!

Over the next few weeks, be [ … ]

On Writing #128 : Ryan Eckes

On Writing #128 : Ryan Eckes : On Writing the Truth

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/04/on-writing-128-ryan-eckes.html

coming up: Kyle Flemmer, Billy Mavreas + Laura Farina,

also: Tuesday poem #210 : Laura Walker : psalmody

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/04/tuesday-poem-210-laura-walker-psalmody.html

etcetera: many gendered mothers : Adrienne Gruber on Brecken Hancock

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/04/adrienne-gruber-on-brecken-hancock.html

furthermore: after nearly a decade, my final column for Open Book:

http://open-book.ca/Columnists/My-final-two-columns-Part-Two

beyond that: [ … ]

Tuesday poem #210 : Laura Walker

Tuesday poem #210 : Laura Walker : psalmody

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/04/tuesday-poem-210-laura-walker-psalmody.html

coming up: Jessica Popeski, Collier Nogues + Mark Goldstein,

also: many gendered mothers : Adrienne Gruber on Brecken Hancock

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/04/adrienne-gruber-on-brecken-hancock.html

furthermore: after nearly a decade, my final column for Open Book:

http://open-book.ca/Columnists/My-final-two-columns-Part-Two

beyond that: Touch the Donkey : 7 questions for Sarah Swan:

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/04/ttd-supplement-77-seven-questions-for.html

Touch the Donkey supplement: new interviews with Smith, Moore, Buuck, Greenstreet, Hargreaves, Ramji, Moure and Swan

Anticipating the release next week of the “lucky” thirteenth 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 twelfth issue: Colin Smith, Nathaniel G. Moore, David Buuck, Kate Greenstreet, Kate Hargreaves, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Erín Moure and [ … ]

new from above/ground press: The Lover is Absent, by Jessica Smith

The Lover is Absent
Jessica Smith
$5

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

Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she curates the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series. A native of Birmingham, [ … ]

TtD supplement #77 : seven questions for Sarah Swan

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #77 : seven questions for Sarah Swan

http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/04/ttd-supplement-77-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #76 : seven questions for Shazia Hafiz Ramji

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

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 [ … ]

On Writing #127 : David Peter Clark

On Writing #127 : David Peter Clark : On Writing

http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/04/on-writing-127-david-peter-clark.html

coming up: Ryan Eckes, Kyle Flemmer + Billy Mavreas

also: Tuesday poem #209 : bp sutton : from [addendum]

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/04/tuesday-poem-209-bp-sutton-from-addendum.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers : Doyali Islam on Sylvia Legris

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/04/doyali-islam-on-sylvia-legris.html

and: plenty of new above/ground press items!
http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2017/04/new-from-aboveground-press-moussempes.html

beyond that: did you see [ … ]

Tuesday poem #209 : bp sutton

Tuesday poem #209 : bp sutton : from [addendum]

http://dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/04/tuesday-poem-209-bp-sutton-from-addendum.html

coming up: Laura Walker, Jessica Popeski + Collier Nogues,

also: many gendered mothers : Doyali Islam on Sylvia Legris

http://themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/04/doyali-islam-on-sylvia-legris.html

and: plenty of new above/ground press items!
http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2017/04/new-from-aboveground-press-moussempes.html

beyond that: did you see I’ve an author page?

http://robmclennanauthor.blogspot.ca

new from above/ground press: Moussempès (trans. Rivera), Collis, Abel, Robertson, Irwin, Deen + The Peter F. Yacht Club,

Sandra Moussempès, from: Sunny girls
translated by Eléna Rivera
$4
See link here for more information

FIRST SKETCH OF A POEM I WILL NOT HAVE WRITTEN
Stephen Collis
$4
See link here for more information

TIMELESS AMERICAN CLASSIC
Jordan Abel
$5
See link here for more information

poorsong one
Lisa Robertson
$4
See link here for more information

north

new from above/ground press: Inaccuracies, by Ian Whistle

Inaccuracies
Ian Whistle
$4

Mistranslation

Khatumo Ceuta in the Spanish Mediterranean. The level of water is full of clothes and spread their weight and paddleboard illicit production. Thousands of foreign vessels in sealed boxes. Rarely forest safe in Brazil and Indonesia Coach handbags are leading the way. A meeting of the Russian military process. smuggling snuff products [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]