Chaudiere Books (the trade extension, one might say, of above/ground) to the founding of the poetry journal Touch the Donkey (included as part of the above/ground press subscription!). Just what else might happen? Forthcoming items include works by Gil McElroy, Jennifer Baker, derek beaulieu, Gregory Betts, Stephen Brockwell and Kemeny Babineau (2014) and Elizabeth Robinson (2015), as well as a whole slew of publications that haven't even been decided on yet.
2015 annual subscriptions are now available: $50 (in the United States, $50 US; $80 international) for everything above/ground press makes from now until the end of 2015, including chapbooks, broadsheets, The Peter F. Yacht Club and Touch the Donkey (have you been keeping track of the array of interviews posted to the site?).
Anyone who subscribes before November 1st will also receive the last above/ground press package (or two) of 2014, including those exciting new titles by derek beaulieu, Kate Schapira, Jennifer Baker, Kemeny Babineau, Gregory Betts and Gil McElroy (plus whatever else the press happens to produce before the turn of the new year).
Why wait? You can either send a cheque (payable to rob mclennan) to 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7M9, or utilize whichever paypal button that applies to you:
And keep checking notices for The Factory Reading Series. There’s so much more to come.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, October 17 • 8pm
Theatre Junction Grand – Studio
$13 seniors, students and friends of cjsw
Buy Tickets / Call Wordfest to purchase tickets and passes: 403 237 9068
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Megan Kaminski offers an "object lesson" on the box of wine in The Atlantic; Susanne Dyckman is interviewed over at Touch the Donkey; Emily Carr has a new poem posted as part of the "Tuesday poem" series over at the dusie blog; j/j hastain has a new essay posted as part of the "On Writing" series over at the ottawa poetry newsletter; and Emily Ursuliak has a new piece up at One Throne magazine.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Congress 2015 is being hosted at the University of Ottawa. Colin Martin (University of Calgary) and above/ground press author Cameron Anstee (University of Ottawa) wrote a CFP for a member-organized session for ACCUTE that has been accepted. Full details below (pdf over at Anstee's original link, here), and further member-organized session CFPs available here. Send them your stuff!
Monday, September 22, 2014
What did I expect?published in Ottawa by above/ground press
That things would rename.
I clambered and sank
in nature and in
houses, head of
the stairs pausing
successful, in high dry
air. No fire anywhere.
Dispatcher warns of accident.
Demands an alternate route.
Ten-year-old kids duck,
dissolve and collapse,
face window after
in their topography.
Brick and small-leafed
cluster, asphalt, ill-
traveled and steep: my
eye runs from creature to
dark burrow, runs
me into the ground.
Silences over the island.
Not island, peninsula.
Not surrounded, surrendered.
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Produced, in part, as a handout for PHILALALIA, the three-day small press/art fair, September 25-27, 2014 in Philadelphia PA. Thanks much to Kevin Varrone for his help and support.
Kate Schapira is the author of four full-length books and nine other chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Providence, RI, USA, where she writes, teaches, and co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series. Learn more about her current project at climateanxietycounseling.wordpress.com.
This is her second above/ground press chapbook, after OVERHEARD WHILE HIDING FROM THE SUN (2014).
To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com
Sunday, September 21, 2014
If you wander by The League of Canadian Poets booth at Word on the Street in Toronto today, they'll be handing out (while supplies last) a stack of above/ground press "poem" broadsides! I've been digging through the archives lately, and have discovered multiple broadsheets still in print by Sarah Pinder, Natalee Caple, Nelson Ball, Gil McElroy, Ken Norris, Steven Heighton, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Wanda Praamsma, George Bowering, Joe Blades and Christine McNair, among numerous others. Why not stop by?
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Rae Armantrout is interviewed by Kaveh Akbar over at divedapper; Gary Barwin has some new visual poems over at NewPoetry (check out his writer-in-residence office hours and upcoming reception and reading/performance here); Lisa Robertson writes on Nicole Brossard, newly translated and posted up at Lemonhound; Megan Kaminski has four new poems in the New Orleans Review; and we didn't know until now that Stephen Brockwell had a poem up at Porkopolis.