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Chaudiere Books 2014: Our Rebuilding Year! Help us rebuild, renew and restore, and keep the presses rolling! Indiegogo Campaign


Since Ottawa literary publisher Chaudiere Books was founded by Jennifer Mulligan and rob mclennan in 2006 the press has produced an impressive thirteen titles of poetry and fiction (including a couple of anthologies) by writers both emerging and established. Originally founded in part to advocate for the enormous amount of literary activity around Ottawa, Chaudiere has produced single-author titles by a number of locally-based writers including Nicholas Lea, John Newlove, Anne Le Dressay, Monty Reid, Pearl Pirie, Marcus McCann, and Clare Latremouille. Attempting to engage Ottawa writers in a conversation with writers across Canada, the press has also produced works by Meghan Jackson, Michael Bryson, and Joe Blades. Unfortunately, due to a series of life events and sundry other things, the press has been unable to keep to a regular schedule since 2010.

Co-founder Jennifer Mulligan officially left the press earlier this year to focus on her work in film and Ottawa poet, designer, and book conservator Christine McNair has stepped in to fill the role of co-publisher. With the assistance of Monique Desnoyers (web designer) and Stephen Brockwell (sage advice); we've been enormously busy over the past few months (apart from the fact that McNair and mclennan are expecting a child any day now) working towards a return to a proper publishing schedule, beginning with the publication of our first new title in December.

This is a rebuilding year for Chaudiere Books, and we will be announcing an Indiegogo Campaign in January 2014 which will feature a whole slew of incentives from our backlist; new and old limited edition rarities from writers both new and established; and a few surprises. The campaign will coincide with announcements of forthcoming titles and launches in 2014.

The first title of the official Chaudiere Books re-launch is Ground Rules: the best of the second decade of above/ground press 2003-2013, edited by rob mclennan with an introduction by Gil McElroy. In many ways, Chaudiere Books has always been the trade extension of the chapbook publisher above/ground press and this title cements and even clarifies the associations between the two presses.

The Ottawa launch of Ground Rules is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th 2013 at The Manx Pub and is sponsored by the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Lovingly hosted by rob mclennan, the event will feature readings by three of the books contributors:Sharon Harris (Toronto), Marilyn Irwin (Ottawa) and Stephen Brockwell (Ottawa). Watch for details via the Chaudiere Books blog, as well as our Facebook page!

Paying Attention: Poetry and Spirituality : a workshop by Anne Le Dressay, Saturday, Nov 16th 9:30 - 12:30 at the SpiritArt Studio

Chaudiere Books is moving! Update your address books! Chaudiere Books is now at: 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7M9

rob mclennan has new essay at The Town Crier composed on his short story "The Matrix Resolutions" previously in The Puritan

Pearl Pirie has a piece in the September, 2013 issue of American online journal The Volta, in the "Women of Visual Poetry" issue

Pearl Pirie discusses A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove

Musée McCord Museum - Chaudière district, Ottawa, about 1922

On Writing #7 : Use of Writing : Pearl Pirie

Author Spotlight: rob mclennan -- The Uncertainty Principle: stories

chaudiere books participates in the fisher small press fair at university of toronto, september 7, 2013

Documentary by Robert McTavish put together from the infamous 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference; we're working on getting the documentary in Ottawa

a display of titles by Joe Blades at UNB Fredericton

Pearl Pirie becomes a host of CKCU Literary Landscapes

rob mclennan and Christine McNair co-feature at the In/Words Reading Series, Wednesday July 31, 2013

a photo of Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie behind Margaret Atwood

Glad Day: an interview with Marcus McCann

Chaudiere Books at the ottawa small press book fair, June 15, 2013

rob mclennan reads at Ottawa's WESTFEST, June 7, 2013

working on the next issue of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics & still missing material to complete; email rob_mclennan at hotmail if you have something that might fit the bill

Pearl Pirie reads at the Vertigo Reading Series, Regina, June 24, 2013

Seeking inventive essays from Canadian women

a new essay by Anita Dolman, "A little less inspiration, please (Or, Whatever happened to patrons, anyway?)

a new essay by Pearl Pirie, "What is Being Said," is now online

rob's new editing service: poetry manuscript reading, editing, evaluation

Joe Blades named NB Film Co-op Artist of the Week

John-James Ford, one of the ten contributors to Decalogue 2: ten Ottawa fiction writers (2008), has a new piece in Elephant Journal

Pearl Pirie co-features at Ottawa's Voices of Venus event May 8

Author Notes: Marcus McCann, at the Town Crier

Marcus McCann : dusie Tuesday Poem #3

The League of Canadian Poets' National Poetry Month blog: Joe Blades + rob mclennan

a new Pearl Pirie poem up on Stuart Ross' the week shall inherit the verse

Al Purdy A-Frame Association Call for Residency Applications

rob's new editing service: poetry manuscript reading, editing, evaluation

literary press group: remembering john newlove

Ottawa poet William Hawkins' recent poem "King Kong Meets Godzilla"

12 or 20 Questions in Film: with Jennifer Mulligan

Tour de blogosphere: Pearl Pirie, Ottawa's blogger extraordinaire

Garth Martens on John Newlove, The 49th Shelf

Pearl Pirie has a new essay online in the 6th issue of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics

View the Premiere Screening of Robert McTavish's "The Line Has Shattered" on March 21 at SFU Woodward's, Vancouver

a new poem by Pearl Pirie

a new poem by Marcus McCann

Monty Reid + Nina Berkhout at The TREE Reading Series, February 26, 2013

A Place to Hide and Seek : Pearl Pirie

Winter Warmer Poetry Workshop with Monty Reid

Chaudiere author Joe Blades reads at QWERTY Reads, Fredericton NB: February 6, 2013

rob mclennan reading at the ab series on january 31 & launching a new poetry collection

January 25, 2013: Monty Reid reads in Winnipeg as part of WinterWORDfest 2013

Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie is a chapbook publisher too, & one of her titles launches less than a week away!

ottawater #9: Lea, Le Dressay, mclennan, Pirie + Reid online!

Jennifer Mulligan begins 12 or 20 Questions in Film interview series

Pearl Pirie reads with Carolyn Smart in Ottawa's AB Series, January 10, 2013

the return of rob mclennan's poetry workshops


Conversations in the Book Trade -- an interview with Chaudiere Books editor/publisher rob mclennan

Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan: 'The Next Big Thing' meme-interview: the blog tour that ran itself

The 2013 Robert Kroetsch Award For Innovative Poetry Competition Is Now Open!

"Cover Letter" Marcus McCann at The Manx, Ottawa International Writers Festival, Oct 28 2012

Chaudiere Books at the ottawa small press book fair, november 17

Pearl Pirie in St. Catharines + Marcus McCann in Ottawa: some reports

Letter to the Editor: House of Anansi VP Matt Williams responds to the Globe and Mail

TRUCK: from "Intelligence," by Monty Reid

Upcoming Pearl Pirie readings: London, St Catharines, Cobourg + Ottawa

Pearl Pirie answers Jonathan Ball's interview series, "What are you working on right now?"

Marcus McCann reads at the ottawa international writers festival, October 28 2012

Joe Blades and Dina E. Cox in Fredericton: September 16, 2012

The ottawa small press book fair, fall 2012 edition; November 17 starting at noon in the Jack Purcell Community Center

Rosemary Nissen-Wade on Pearl Pirie: I Wish I'd Written This

a new article/interview on Joe Blades and his Casemate Poems (Collected) by Patrick Connors

Truck: INTELLIGENCE, by Monty Reid

rob mclennan & Lemonade

rob mclennan's new editing service: poetry manuscript reading, editing, evaluation

Chaudiere author Joe Blades in action (Fredericton NB)


Pearl Pirie interviewed on Canadian Poets Petting Cats

Marcus McCann; 2012 recipient of the EJ Pratt medal for poetry

2 new poems by Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie over at Truck

The LPG's Canada Book Fund Support has been restored. Relief; but what was the point of all of that?

Some upcoming Pearl Pirie readings and appearances in Ottawa

grieving one of our favourite bookstores

Literary Press Group loses funding; some questions for Canadian Heritage

We want you! If your MP is Conservative, you can help Canadian literary publishing.

Chaudiere Books at the Virus Bookfair, St. Catharines, Ontario; Saturday, June 16

LPG Statement on End to Canada Book Fund Support

CALL AND RESPONSE: a reading/slideshow of seven poets at the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO) on Friday, June 22 at 7:00pm

Cameron Anstee's Michelle Desbarats: A (sort-of) Interim Finding Aid

Stephen Brockwell's Summer Heat Poetry Workshop - Ottawa

call for submissions: Zach Wells asking for short, short stories,

A memorial/wake reading for the late prairie poet Andrew Suknaski, the poet of Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, will be held in Ottawa, June 1, 2012 at 7:30 upstairs at the Carleton Tavern.

Andrew Suknaski: July 30, 1942-May 3, 2012

Chaudiere Books syndicating blog feed using NetworkedBlogs

Chaudiere author Joe Blades' radio interview on CKCU's Literary Landscapes now online

Profile on Collected Works, Bookstore and Coffeebar, with a few questions | Open Book: Toronto

Ottawa launch of Joe Blades' Casemate Poems (Collected) with an opening reading by Nicholas Lea Thursday, May 3

Nicholas Lea has some new poems online in Ditch

Pearl Pirie has new poems in the "make believe" issue of Branch Magazine

Monty Reid reads at SLOWest Coffeehouse Saturday, April 14

Chaudiere author and Ottawa poet Anita Dolman (Decalogue: Ten Ottawa Poets) and Ottawa fiction writer James K. Moran read at the Main Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library

Joe Blades' Fredericton "scene report" at Canadian Review of Literature in Performance

Pearl Pirie and Marcus McCann on Kerry Clare's New Generation of Canadian Poets list

Joe Blades interviewed in the Central European Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol 7, 2011 [excerpt]

Chaudiere author Michael Bryson interviews novelist Douglas Glover over at The Danforth Review blog

Monty Reid on Ottawa's poet laureate position which "includes some worthy and thought-provoking quotes on the matter"

Chaudiere author and Ottawa poet Anne Le Dressay has four new poems online at Curio Poetry

Joe Blades: some recent activity

Pearl Pirie reads at the Pivot Reading Series (Toronto) with Steven Price and Adam Seelig, May 2, 2012

Chaudiere author Joe Blades reads at Fredericton's Irving Layton Centenary Poetry Reading

Pearl Pirie joins VERSeFest "Poetry Kit for Teachers" featuring selected poems, discussion ideas and writing prompts

Chaudiere authors Anne Le Dressay, and Ottawa poets Karen Massey + Anita Dolman in Ottawater #8

Trail of Poems: the exhibit installation -- Joe Blades writer's residency + reading at Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Fredericton

Chaudiere Books author Pearl Pirie reads on Friday, March 2 at 7pm as part of Ottawa's second annual VERSeFest

Pearl Pirie launches her second poetry collection, Thirsts (Snare Books, 2011), at the TREE Reading Series on Tuesday, January 24

The Factory Reading Series @ VERSeFest: Ackerson-Kiely + McKinnon Sunday, March 4 at 4:30pm at Mercury Lounge

ottawater 8 online launch & launch party/reading! Carleton Tavern, Friday, January 27 at 7:00pm

rob mclennan + others launch Air Out / In Air (ed. Pearl Pirie) in Ottawa, Jan 19 2012, at Collected Works


Joe Blades interviewed Thursday, December 22 on Literary Landscapes, CKCU FM, Carleton University

a new essay by Monty Reid, published online by AngelHousePress

Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie reads with Ottawa poet Christine McNair at AvantGarden, Toronto, December 11, 2011

Ottawa author Elizabeth Hay compliments Chaudiere Books John Newlove's A Long Continual Argument

Profile of Pearl Pirie at Open Book; Ontario

Chaudiere author Joe Blades at Fredericton Crafters Dec 10 Sale

Chaudiere Books exhibiting at the fair formerly known as the Toronto Small Press Book Fair, Saturday, Dec. 10

new interview with Monty Reid at The Rusty Toque

Chaudiere Books author Joe Blades on Marysville

Chaudiere Books at ottawa small press book fair, November 5

Exciting! Pearl Pirie + Shannon Maguire + Rob McLennan read at the Art Bar (Toronto) on Tuesday, November 22

Chaudiere Books author Nicholas Lea reads on November 4 at the fall 2011 edition of the ottawa small press book fair pre-reading

Listening party for Joe Blades' Casemate Poems at Westminster Books on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm in Fredericton NB

Pearl Pirie on Monty Reid's "You Are Here"

Best of Ottawa X-Press: Marcus McCann's Soft Where (?)

The Ottawa Small Press Fair, Fall Edition, November 5th

Ottawa launch of rob mclennan's "A (short) history of l." at Collected Works Bookstore, Wednesday, November 23 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Joe Blades' launch, October 27, 2011; Fredericton NB

new interview with Marcus McCann at

Ottawa poet and musician Monty Reid reads as the feature at Sunday Sept 25th Sasquatch Reading Series

Pearl Pirie reads in France, Sept 20, 2011to launch her new chapbook, Mammals of Hoarfrost, with Corrupt Press

Chaudiere Books has moved! Please send all mailings, cheques, requests and communications, effective Sept 19, to new address:

Chaudiere Books
402 McLeod Street #3
Ottawa ON Canada
K2P 1A6

the ottawa small press book fair, fall 2011 edition

Pearl Pirie responds to a Gregory Betts essay

Monty Reid (workshop + reading) with George Amabile at the TREE Reading Series, Ottawa, October 11, 2011

Chaudiere Books author Marcus McCann reads at Toronto's Pivot Reading Series with Richard Krueger + Ralph Kolewe, Sept. 21, 2011

a new interview with Pearl Pirie, by Sean Moreland in the third issue of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry + poetics

Chaudiere Books' "Decalogue" moving sale

new Pearl Pirie chapbook by Corrupt Press, France

Poem by Joe Blades up on Liptstick Press' Poems for Jack Layton

Ottawa's Robert Kroetsch shortlist -- Pirie, McNair + Ridley/Earl - at the TREE Reading Series on Tuesday August 23

Amanda Earl on Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie's "call and response" to photographs in SPAO's Red Wall Gallery

Monty Reid participates in Wakefield, Quebec's Wakefest 2011

Michael Bryson's short story collection playlist, by Dani Couture

new Pearl Pirie poems as part of SPAO's Call and Response

Sontag & Kael: Criticism is demolition? an essay by Michael Bryson

Chaudiere author Pearl Pirie reading in Perth, Ontario, on July 24th at Readings on the Tay

Article on Marcus McCann in Northumberland Today for July 21st reading in Cobourg Ontario

Michael Bryson's featured reading at The TREE Reading Series, November 24, 2009, is now posted on YouTube.

Joe Blades' updates from European readings to recent casemates

New, renovated poems by Chaudiere authors Monty Reid, Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan now up at Sachiko Murakami's Project Rebuild

a small tribute to Robert Kroetsch (June 26, 1927-June 21, 2011)

Joe Blades explains his title: Casemate Poems (Collected)

Toronto Small Press Book Fair at The Hart House (University of Toronto Campus) on Sunday, June 19 from 11:00am - 5:00pm

a review mentioning some of Pearl Pirie's non-Chaudiere works

Chaudiere author Marcus McCann reads at the Cobourg Poetry Workshop on July 21

new book: Joe Blades' Casemate Poems (Collected)

3 Chaudiere poets at mother tongue books (Ottawa), June 16

John Lavery Memorial Manx Pub, Sunday May 29, 4pm - 6pm

Ottawa poet/publisher/blogger Amanda Earl's report on Chaudiere Books author Pearl Pirie's reading at the Sasquatch Reading Series

Chaudiere Books participating in Niagara Falls, Toronto + Ottawa small press fairs in June

3 Chaudiere poets at Mother Tongue Books (Ottawa): Reid, Pirie + mclennan, June 16 - doors open 7pm

Marcus McCann shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert and Robert Kroetsch awards, and in 2009 he won the John Newlove Award

Monty Reid + rob mclennan read at The Niagara Literary Arts Festival Friday June 3

Chaudiere Books mourns Gatineau author John Lavery (Dec 31, 1949-May 8, 2011)

Monty Reid a poetry finalist for National Magazine Awards

Pearl Pirie at the Ottawa International Writer's Festival, May 1

Chaudiere Books authors published by obvious epiphanies press

ottawa small press book fair Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pearl Pirie at the Ottawa International Writers Festival May 1

Marcus McCann interviewed on CKCU's Literary Landscapes

Ottawa's first annual VERSeFest Poetry Festival, March 8-13, 2011

Pearl Pirie wins Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry!

"Master Class" features talks by Monty Reid & Marcus McCann on March 11 at Ottawa's first annual VERSeFest poetry festival

new e-chapbook by Monty Reid at red ceilings press (England)

Michael Bryson has a new short story "Niagara" at Numéro Cinq

Jesse Ferguson on John Newlove’s "God Bless the Bear"

Marcus McCann readings, Cobourg + Toronto; Brockton Writers Series (April 6) and Cobourg Poetry Workshop (July 21)

Pearl Pirie at the Pivot Reading Series, Toronto on Feb 23

Anita Dolman at The Dusty Owl Reading Series on Jan 16

Chaudiere Books author Pearl Pirie interviewed in ottawater #7


Review – been shed bore: Sandra Stephenson

Amanda Earl on Pearl Pirie's been shed bore

Grey Borders Reading Series proudly presents a Q&A with Pearl Pirie

Pearl Pirie's Proust Questionnaire published in Open Book: Toronto & Open Book: Ontario

Three poems by Pearl Pirie published in This Magazine

Pearl Pirie + rob mclennan read in St. Catharines on November 10 at the Grey Borders Reading Series

Chaudiere Books author Anne Le Dressay reads in Ottawa, November 6, 7:00 p.m. at Bridgehead, 1277 Wellington St.

Chaudiere Books author Marcus McCann reads at the 2010 John Newlove Poetry Awards on Oct 25 at the Ottawa Writer's Festival

Come visit Chaudiere Books as part of the Literary Press Group table at Toronto's Word on the Street

2 pre-been shed bore Pearl Pirie readings; Thursday, Sept 16th, 7pm and on Saturday, Sept 18th, 2 p.m. at Blink Gallery

Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie's November 7th launch at the Dusty Owl Reading Series of her first trade poetry collection been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010)

Chaudiere Books author Monty Reid reads at the Dusty Owl Reading Series on September 5 alongside American poet Lea Graham

Amanda Earl mentions Monty Reid's Disappointment Island (Chaudiere) in a list of her favourite contemporary poetry titles

another review (with odd factual errors) of Michael Bryson's The Lizard from the Maple Tree Literary Supplement

Michael Bryson's The Lizard longlisted for this year's ReLit Award

Get short, timely messages from ChaudiereBooks on Twitter

Dusie 10: the Canadian issue, rob mclennan guest-edited an issue of Canadian poetry for the The Swiss online pdf poetry journal Dusie.

an interview with Chaudiere editor/publisher & ottawa fair organizer rob mclennan on the fair itself (+ some Chaudiere news)

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair; spring 2010 edition, June 26

Toronto Small Press Fair, June 19th with pre-fair reading on the 18th with Chaudiere author Michael Bryson (+ others)

rob mclennan interviewed on editing poetry anthologies

another review of Michael Bryson's The Lizard, by Spencer Gordon, originally in Broken Pencil, but posted on his blog

2nd review of Michael Bryson's The Lizard is new in the summer 2010 issue of On The Danforth magazine (PDF)

Chaudiere Books author Joe Blades on Phoebe Tsang, in the Globe & Mail book blog In Other Words

Chaudiere author Michael Bryson reads from The Lizard and Other Stories at the Draft Reading Series in Toronto

Marcus McCann on Nicholas Lea - Globe and Mail In Other Words

Globe and Mail In Other Words - rob mclennan on Pearl Pirie

Judith Fitzgerald on rob mclennan for the Planetary Poetry Month

Marcus McCann's Soft Where is nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first poetry collection by a Canadian poet!

Open letter on the announcement of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award nominations from Marcus McCann

CKCU Literary Landscapes 6:30 p.m. March 11 interviewed Pearl Pirie about her upcoming poetry collection "been shed bore"

Michael Bryson profile at the University of Waterloo Alumni site

Rebecca Rosenblum: a review of Michael Bryson's The Lizard

Ashly Dyck: a review of Marcus McCann's Soft where

Vol 2 Issue 4 - The Leveller: review of Marcus McCann's Soft where

a review of Marcus McCann's Soft where from Canadian Bookseller

Michael Bryson: Pivot Reading Series on January 13


12 or 20 questions with Michael Bryson

Chaudiere Books was at the Toronto Small Press Book Fair on December 12. Ottawa Small Press Book Fair was held Nov 28.

New Chaudiere Books author Michael Bryson launches "The Lizard and Other Stories" in Ottawa on November 24 at Tree Reading Series

Marcus McCann: Toronto Pivot Reading Series on November 4th

Chaudiere Books author Marcus McCann won the 2009 John Newlove Award for his poem Noise (from “Busy”)

Agora Review Oct 2009 - a review of Marcus McCann's "Soft where"

A review of the John Newlove selected poems at Canadian Notes & Queries (CNQ) written by poet/critic Steve Noyes

Ottawa poet Marcus McCann participates in 12 or 20 questions series

Ottawa's Guerilla magazine interviews Marcus McCann

The Chaudiere Books 2009 Catalogue

Readings - Marcus McCann
The Pilot Reading Series. Sun, May 31. Blizzarts, 3956A St Laurent in Montréal. Proud Voices poetry face-off (judge). Thurs, June 18. The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. in Hamilton.

Readings - rob maclennan
New Stalgica Poetry Series, Monday, May 11. Cafe Nostalgica, 603 rue Cumberland Street in Ottawa. Wednesday, June 3 at the Press Club, 850 Dundas Street West in Toronto.

Marcus McCann launches his first trade collection, Soft where, on April 25 at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Anne Le Dressay & Stephen Brockwell will be reading at the Sunnyside library, Old Ottawa South on Thursday, April 16

Joe Blades will be reading at The Tree Reading Series on March 10 at Arts Court Library in Ottawa

Mitchell Parry, Clare Latremouille & Rob Friday will be happening on February 20 at the Carleton Tavern in Ottawa.

Two Chaudiere Books (forthcoming) authors, Joe Blades & Marcus McCann, featured in The Danforth Review.

"Thankfully, small Canadian presses like Chaudiere Books have not gone the way of the dinosaur yet, and still remain to give us the poetry of Canadian poets writing about place and the passages of time."

From Diane Guichon's review "Poetry and the Geography of Memory in Monty Reid’s Disappointment Island and Anne Le Dressay’s Old Winter in THE GOOSE

The ottawa small press book fair, fall (14th anniversary) edition will be happening Saturday, November 15 at the Jack Purcell Center.

The Lampman-Scott Award Reading will be Oct 15 at Collected Works Bookstore. Anne Le Dressay's Old Winter, Nicholas Lea's Everything is Movies, and rob mclennan's The Ottawa City Project are all contenders for the award.

The small press action network - ottawa (span-o) & Chaudiere Books presents a poetry reading by Diane Tucker, Emily Falvey & Gwendolyn Guth at the Carleton Tavern on Friday, October 3

On September 25 the Ottawa Art Gallery presents a poetry reading by rob mclennan, as part of the exhibit "Evidence: The Ottawa City Project" curated by Emily Falvey

Ottawa literary publisher Chaudiere Books participates in this historic book fair, la Primera Feria del Libro Salvadoreño y Latinoamericano, as precursor to the ottawa international writers festival fair Oct 18th, & the general ottawa small press book fair late November.

rob mclennan's The Ottawa City Project reviewed in the Northern Poetry Review

12 or 20 questions: rob mclennan answers his own

12 or 20 questions: with Joe Blades
Casemate Poems (collected)

A poem from A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove on the May Day Poetry Project site

12 or 20 questions: with Shane Rhodes
Decalogue: ten Ottawa poets

12 or 20 questions: with Michael Bryson
- soon-Chaudiere Books author (2009);

Danforth Review Interview with Robert McTavish, editor of A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove

Paul Vermeersch's Globe and Mail books:
A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove

12 or 20 questions: with Monty Reid
- author of Disappointment Island

the third issue of ottawater (, an Ottawa poetry pdf annual, edited by rob mclennan, is almost online, and will be launching at the end of January.

The third issue features work by various residents current and former, including: Michael Blouin, Terry Ann Carter, Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, William Hawkins, Elisabeth Harvor, Clare Latremouille, K.L. McKay, rob mclennan, Nadine McInnis, Max Middle, Cath Morris, John Newlove, Wanda O'Connor, Roland Prevost and Kate Van Dusen, interviews with poets K.I. Press, Stephen Brockwell and Shane Rhodes, and reviews of work by Laura Farina, Anita Lahey and Matthew Holmes as well as artwork by various local visual artists.

The launch party for the third issue will be happening Friday, January 26th, 2006 at the Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Street, Ottawa, from 8pm to 10pm, lovingly hosted by rob mclennan. After short readings by various contributors, stick around for a drink, and listen to resident dj Lance Baptiste spin tunes well into the darker hours.

ottawater would like to thank designer Tanya Sprowl, Mercury Lounge's Lance Baptiste, the ottawa international writers festival, and Randy Woods at non-linear creations for their continuing support.

for more information, contact editor/publisher rob mclennan at [email protected]

Chaudiere Books and Collected Works present:

a reading by Monty Reid & Clare Latremouille
from their new Chaudiere Books titles

Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 7:30pm at Collected Works Bookstore 1242 Wellington Street West (at Holland), Ottawa

author bios:

Widely published as a poet and essayist, Monty Reid has produced a
substantial volume of literary work. His volumes include The Life of Riley (Saskatoon SK: Thistledown Press, 1981), These Lawns (Red Deer AB: Red Deer College Press, 1990), The Alternate Guide (Red Deer College Press, 1995), Dog Sleeps (Edmonton AB: NeWest Press, 1993) and Flat Side (Red Deer College Press, 1998), a collection of new and selected poems, Crawlspace (Toronto ON: House of Anansi, 1993), and the chapbooks cuba A book (Ottawa ON: above/ground press, 2005) and Sweetheart of Mine (Toronto ON: BookThug, 2006). His work is also included in the anthology Decalogue: ten Ottawa poets, published as part of the first season of books by Chaudiere Books. He has won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry three times and is also a three-time Governor General's Award nominee. He spent nearly twenty years working at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, in the heart of the Alberta badlands, before moving to the Ottawa area in 1999 to work at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Disappointment Island is his most recent poetry collection, newly out from Chaudiere Books.

Clare Latremouille has lived in numerous cities across Canada, and has published her work widely, including in the anthologies Written in the Skin (Insomniac Press, 1998), Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets (Broken Jaw Press, 2000) and Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press, 2003). Her novel The Desmond Road Book of the Dead is her first published book. She currently lives in Ottawa.

Later This Fall

Chaudiere Books & the Ottawa Art Gallery invite you to the launch of the first in a series of anthologies of work by Ottawa area writers, the anthology Decalogue: ten Ottawa poets, featuring the work of Stephen Brockwell, Michelle Desbarats, Anita Dolman, Anne Le Dressay, Karen Massey, Una McDonnell, rob mclennan, Max Middle, Monty Reid and Shane Rhodes. A free event, lovingly hosted by Chaudiere Books editor/publisher rob mclennan, it happens Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 7pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Arts Court Building, 2 Daly Street (at Nicholas; beside the Rideau Centre). For more information, contact Chaudiere Books editor/co-publisher rob mclennan at [email protected]

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