On heels of rob mclennan’s profile of In/Words two weeks ago, poet, editor and friend Peter Gibbon has written a short memoir on his time with the magazine as well and published it on his Conduit Canada blog. Pete has a pile of smart and insightful things to say about the mag, and some hilarious memories too. You’ll also find some poems in there from Jeff Blackman, Rachael Simpson, and Pete, as well as the closest thing our In/Words generation has ever had to a family photo courtesy of the Maxfield-Blackman wedding. Go read it!
In other fantastic news, William Hawkins is being inducted into the VerseOttawa Hall of Honour as part of their inaugural round of inductees (along with Greg “Ritallin” Frankson). We love Bill here, and I’ll be reprinting a chapbook of Bill’s work that Apt. 9 published in 2010 to mark the occasion. I’ve also never heard Bill read, so it will be a thrill on March 17 when he is inducted. Be there!