An Accord of Poets #itallhappened

So we did it. It happened. #it. An Accord of Poets. Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Peterborough—four cities in five days, five poets in a Honda Accord (and a sixth meeting us in Peterborough). I don’t know how to wrap up what we did together. More than a year of planning went into it, and now itsContinue reading “An Accord of Poets #itallhappened”


My little Apt. 9 Press is publishing a perfect bound book for the first time. Five is being produced to celebrate the October reading tour that I’m taking part in with jesslyn delia smith, Rachael Simpson, Jeff Blackman, and Justin Million. The first bound copies arrived yesterday afternoon from Coach House Printing for final approval.Continue reading “Five”

In/Words: the longpoem envelope (2008)

2013 has seen a run of short memoirs by former In/Words editors, most of them to do with the few years that I was lucky enough to be involved (2006-2009, approximately). A profile by rob mclennan at Open Book: Ontario in February seems to have been what sparked the nostalgic wave, followed up with piecesContinue reading “In/Words: the longpoem envelope (2008)”

Some Links | 14 January 2013

Peter Gibbon wrote a fascinating post at the Conduit Canada blog about the Highway Book Shop that is well worth a read. Pete had been telling me about this store for years, but I was never able to get as far north as Cobalt. I regret it. Recently John W. MacDonald posted a documentary onContinue reading “Some Links | 14 January 2013”

Review: Odourless Press (Ottawa ON): Ladouceur, Blackman, Sinaee

[Originally published at Ottawa Poetry Newsletter, 1 November 2011] Odourless Press (Ottawa ON) appeared without ceremony in August 2011. The press identifies itself as “a small Ottawa collective.” It has an active web presence, publishing poems near-daily on its blog as well as hosting poetry podcast contentfrom local readings. Odourless chapbooks are single pages, foldedContinue reading “Review: Odourless Press (Ottawa ON): Ladouceur, Blackman, Sinaee”