Some [1960s & 1970s] Coach House

Photos of a selection of visually-interesting Coach House items from the first decade or so of the life of the press that I am lucky enough to have copies of, in alphabetical order. Some history of the renowned press can be found here, including a video tour of the space with Stan Bevington. There is littleContinue reading “Some [1960s & 1970s] Coach House”

Recent Acquisitions | October 2013

Ball, Nelson and Barbara Caruso. Points of Attention. Toronto: Weed/Flower Press, 1971. I’ve coveted this book for years now, and finally have a copy on my shelf. Points of Attention was published in 1971 as a collaboration between Barbara Caruso and Nelson Ball in a tiny edition of 50 copies. Typesetting was done at CoachContinue reading “Recent Acquisitions | October 2013”

November/December Reading Miscellany (Part One)

Some notes on books acquired at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, and other places, during the Fall that I have finally been able to sit down with and give a bit of time. Expect more of these posts over the next couple weeks. — Nelson Ball. Orphans. Paris ON: Rubblestone Press, 2012. —. TheContinue reading “November/December Reading Miscellany (Part One)”

July/August Reading Miscellany

In between course work reading and comp reading, I’ve managed to find a bit of time for pleasure reading in the last couple months. Here are some incomplete notes on what I’ve been enjoying. — Mark Truscott. Said Like Reeds or Things. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2004. I found Mark Truscott’s Said Like ReedsContinue reading “July/August Reading Miscellany”

Some Notes on the Print History of William Hawkins’ Ottawa Poems

[Originally published at Ottawa Poetry Newsletter, 14 May 2009] “Give this meaning as you may, or must,” William Hawkins, #27 (from Ottawa Poems) I’m a newcomer to Ottawa poetry, but by no means a newcomer to Ottawa. I was born here, and raised, and am presently on the verge of completing my “higher” education inContinue reading “Some Notes on the Print History of William Hawkins’ Ottawa Poems”