If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to use this space for some blatant self-promotion. My last post focused on work I had published through Apt. 9 by other poets appearing in trade collections. I don’t have a trade collection of my own on the horizon, but I do have work coming out in two trade collection in the next month or so.
First up, I feel honoured to have my 2010 chapbook Frank St. being reprinted in Ground Rules: the best of the second decade of above/ground press 2003-2013. Not only do I have a great deal of respect for what rob has accomplished and sustained over twenty year with the press, but the anthology is being published as part of the re-launch of Ottawa’s Chaudiere Books. The city needs a dedicated trade publisher that is plugged into the local scene. I am feeling super-optimistic about what is going to happen with Chaudiere over the next few years, and it is a joy be there in some form at the start (and among such fine company). Ground Rules is launching on December 7 in Ottawa, 5pm at The Manx with readings from Sharon Harris, Stephen Brockwell, and Marilyn Irwin.
Second, I was lucky enough to collaborate on a poem with Stuart Ross in the last year, the cryptically titled “Melrose 3.” Stuart has gathered collaborations that he wrote with 29 poets over the years and is publishing them under his “a stuart ross book” imprint at the wonderful Mansfield Press. He has some details about the book up at his blog, and also posted this first look at the delightful cover. I’ll share any launch details that I hear as they are revealed.