rob mclennan recently published a piece called “Notes on Five Canadian Small (micro) Publishers” in the Australian magazine Cordite Poetry Review. Holy cow, what a list, and my own little Apt. 9 was lucky enough to be included. The other four presses are four of the best outfits going in Canada:
There is an awful lot that I aspire to with Apt. 9, and these four embody the great majority of it. It would be impossible to list all of the wonderful small press work being done in Canada right now (rob tries valiantly in the article, listing off a few dozen with ease). The four he points to in addition to Apt. 9 are accomplishing some of the most varied, interesting, and invested work that I know of. Please go buy their books. And buy some of rob’s from his tireless above/ground press while you’re at it. The list of presses over at Meet The Presses is another great place to start to dive into the active world of Canadian small press.