Updates

Apt. 9 had the great pleasure and privilege of publishing two new chapbooks this fall–ghost ships by Marilyn Irwin and inside inside inside by Jo Ianni. Marilyn’s is available to purchase (and she’ll be reading from it at my Ottawa Sheets launch next week), while Jo’s book sold out faster than any previous Apt. 9 title. Between the Toronto launch and the website, the book is now gone! Apologies to anyone who missed it.

In other Apt. 9 news, I am delighted to say that Pearl Pirie’s Rain’s Small Gestures was longlisted for the Nelson Ball Prize (along with my own chapbook Lines). Very excited to see the shortlist and eventual winner!

Susan Johnston was kind enough to interview me about Sheets for her long-running show Friday Special Blend at the mighty CKCU. We talked typewriters and poetry, and she played a pile of William Hawkins’ songs. Thanks, Susan!

And finally, for anyone interested, I started a new instagram page where I post photos and comments about (mostly) small press books in my collection. If that sounds interesting to you, here you go: @smallpress_bookshelf. Jeff Blackman was also kind enough to ask me a few questions about it for his zine These Days. Thanks, Jeff!

Published by Cameron Anstee

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa.

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