As of yesterday, my first trade collection, Book of Annotations is officially in the world. It is available for purchase directly from Invisible Publishing, from All Lit Up, from your local independent bookstore, from me, from anywhere else books are sold, and from upcoming readings.
I’m launching beside Eric Schmaltz (author of Surfaces) with special guest Dani Spinosa (of the exciting new Gap Riot Press) in Toronto on Thursday May 10. Details here: Facebook
My Ottawa launch is two days later in the Plan 99 Reading Series at the Manx, Saturday May 12, 5pm. Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible, author of Goodbye, Ukelele, and wearer of many other hats (literary and otherwise) will be reading too! A third reader will be announced shortly. Detials here: Instagram / Facebook
rob mclennan recently wrote the first review of the book (thanks, rob!), available to read at his blog here: “There is such deliberate care to these poems, crafted and sculpted and incredibly small, some as deliberate as a single word.”
I was interview at the Invisiblog, here, and also wrote a short reading guide for the book, here.
Other reading details to follow (Peterborough and Hamilton are booked, others in the works). Drop me a line if you’re interested in a review copy. I would also love to come read in your town!
Well now look what came in the mail late last week…
Available for purchase directly from Invisible Publishing, from All Lit Up, from your local independent bookstore, from me, at a pile of upcoming readings (including the Toronto launch on May 10 and Ottawa launch on May 12, details to come), and anywhere else books are sold.
I am excited to be speaking at Kanada Koncrete in May. My paper, “.edarap!: Barbara Caruso’s presspresspress (1988-1998),” is coming along. Everyone in or near Ottawa should be finding a way to get to this conference. The full schedule hasn’t been shared yet publicly, but it is going to be fantastic.
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.”