2017, Ph.D., Department of English, University of Ottawa

Dissertation: “Make Contact: Contributive Bookselling and the Small Press in Canada after the Second World War”

2009, M.A., Department of English, Carleton University

Independent Research Project: “‘Because it brought the world to us’: A History of the Contact Poetry Readings (1957) 1959-1962”

2008, B.A., Highest Honours, Department of English, Carleton University (Minor in Classics)


As Editor

The Collected Poems of William Hawkins. Ottawa: Chaudiere Books, 2015.

As Author

“jwcurry’s Room 3o2 Books: The Small Press Bookstore as Library and Archive.” Unpacking the Personal Library: The Public and Private Life of Books. Eds. Jason Camlot and J.A. Weingarten. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2022. Forthcoming.

“Incomplete Field Notes: Eva Fritsch, Turnstone Press, and the Print Histories of Robert Kroetsch’s ‘Seed Catalogue’ and Seed Catalogue.” Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet. Ed. David Staines. University of Ottawa Press, 2020. 117-135.

“21 Notes on KEYBOARDS!” EJECTA: The Uncollected KEYBOARDS! Poems. By Justin Million. Ottawa: Apt. 9 Press, 2020. 7-18.

“Robert Rosewarne, Fran Jones, and the Small Press in 1960s Ottawa.” DA: A Journal of the Printing Arts 85 (Fall/Winter 2019): 2-34.

“An Index of Nelson Ball’s Little Magazines: Volume 63 (1963–1967), Weed (1966–1967), and Hyphid (1968).” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 56:1-2 (2018): 75-117.

“Contact Press.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. 2016.

‘poet and audience actually exist’: The Contact Poetry Reading Series (1957-1962) and the Study of Literary Readings in Canada.” Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d’études canadiennes 49:1 (Winter 2015): 1-22.

“Living now in Ottawa: William Hawkins at the Margins.” The Collected Poems of Williams Hawkins. Ed. Cameron Anstee. Ottawa: Chaudiere Books, 2015. 9-20.

“‘setting widespread precedent’: The Canada Council for the Arts and the Funding of Poetry Readings in Canada (1957-1977).” Amodern 4 (March 2015).

“‘I made my great entry–flanked’: Irving Layton’s Collaborators at McClelland & Stewart (1959-1964).” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 73 (Fall/Winter 2013): 102-122.

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