My forthcoming first trade collection, “Book of Annotations,” is available now for pre-order. Check it out at Invisible Publishing’s website here. It is officially out on April 13, 2018, and launch details in different cities are currently being sorted out.
It can also be found in Quill & Quire’s spring preview, and in the 49th Shelf’s spring poetry preview.
The book is almost a book! More details to follow.
At long last, here is the finished dissertation. 283 pages, 131 footnotes, 3 appendices, 82, 954 words. Defended successfully on April 5, 2017, and now available in the University of Ottawa Research database:
Make Contact: Contributive Bookselling and the Small Press in Canada Following the Second World War
Danny Snelson‘s students at Northwestern have been writing some of Aram Saroyan’s minimalist poems on streets and sidewalks and other bits of infrastructure with chalk. What a lovely project! Chalk Saroyan
It was very kind of Ben Ladouceur to ask me some questions about Apt. 9 and small press things, and to let me ramble on in my answers. Thanks Ben, and thanks Open Book for publishing it!
The Same Aspirations Persist: An Interview with Cameron Anstee, editor of Apt. 9 Press
“In 2016, three of the five chapbooks nominated for the bpNichol Chapbook Award came from the same press, Ottawa’s Apt. 9 Press. One of those Apt. 9 Press nominees, Nelson Ball’s Small Waterways, ultimately took the 2016 prize. This is Game of Thrones-level nomination-domination, a formidable accomplishment for a single publisher. But are things like awards very important to Apt. 9 Press editor Cameron Anstee? In the interview below, Cameron lays out why he does what he does.”
I was putting this link aside to go back to later, and realized that I should really just share it publicly. It looks like a wonderful project from The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild’s Ottawa Valley Chapter:
CBBAG Ottawa: Books Arts
Farewell etaoin shrdlu, a short documentary from 1978 about the final day of hot metal typesetting at the New York Times (July 2, 1978).
A short film from the 1970s, produced by the Bedfordshire Record Office, about paper marbling by Cockerell in England.