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Monday, March 02, 2009

above/ground press “poem” broadsides

Every few months, someone gets a look at a handful of the “poem” broadsides I’ve been producing through above/ground press and suggests that I should put them all into a book. Well, I think there are too many of the damn things out there in the world to produce as a book, at this point, but I thought it might be interesting to post the list of what I’ve made so far. Some were event-specific, whether individual events or tours, and others were simply made because I needed something new to hand out at book fairs, art openings, or simply wherever I was wandering around at the time. On one cross-Canada tour in the spring of 1998, I gave out 1,200 poems, with only about a quarter of them being my own.

I originally started publishing the “poem” handouts because they were far cheaper to give out at events than, say, chapbooks, especially if the interest wasn’t as much as I would have hoped; why give out chapbooks knowing that many might be quickly tossed aside? Originally created with “disposable” in mind, I’ve always figured that if one out of a hundred people who get one might keep it, and perhaps want to read a poem by someone (anyone) else, than the series has accomplished its goals.

When I participated in Victor Coleman and Michael Barnholden’s first (and only) National Conference of Canadian Small and Micro Presses in Sechelt, British Columbia from August 2-4, 1996, I think it was Barry McKinnon who suggested that all the publishers involved should start keeping their own bibliographies. Along with other participants Wendy Agnew, Rob Manery and Lorraine Gamble, Tom Snyders, Barry McKinnon, Tim Landers, Joe Blades, Blaine Kyllo, Dean Steadman, John Pass, Cybelle Creery and others, this was also the conference when we decided that there should be a national network of individual organizations, centred around Tom Snyders’ own SPAN (small press action network) in Vancouver. Apart from Joe Blades’ starting SPANNER (small press action network – eastern region), my own SPAN-O (small press action network – ottawa), current organizer of the ottawa small press book fair and various readings around the city, is the only one that came out of the conference. I don’t think Snyders has done a Vancouver event in ten years.

I started on my own above/ground press bibliography then, but I’m always amazed at how quickly such a document can be littered with holes, with publications mis-numbered (if numbered at all), and how easily all you might be accomplishing is showing off just how organized the whole system isn’t. Either way, here’s a list of the above/ground press “poem” broadsheets I’ve produced so far.

Can you believe that above/ground press will be sixteen years old this August?

I'm already working on the anniversary reading and launch party, to be held in August at the Ottawa Art Gallery, launching new chapbooks (of course). I'll keep you posted.

mclennan, rob. "hiroshima(one),” 100 copies, blue, January 1995. above/ground press broadside #1. 8 1/2" x 11".
Fairchild, Tamara. "Questions for Leonard Cohen as I reflect on his Poems,” 100 copies. above/ground press broadside #2.
mclennan, rob. "hiroshima(one),” 100 copies, second printing brown. above/ground press broadside #1.
mclennan, rob. "ratings," 100 copies, March 23, 1995. produced for a high school reading/talk at Canterbury High School & an evening appearance on the Cable 22 Tom Green Show. above/ground press broadside #3.
Latremouille, Clare. "d. June 17, 1989," 100 copies. above/ground press broadside #4.
Fairchild, Tamara. "Questions for Leonard Cohen as I reflect on his Poems," number of copies unspecified. 50 copies reprinted for a reading in Hamilton, Ontario, late May 1995.
mclennan, rob. "human elements (the)" for Tamara Fairchild, 100 copies. above/ground press broadside #5, number unspecified.
mclennan, rob. "we live at the end of the 20th century," 100 copies, second week of June, 1995. published for the bookstore window project, June 1995. above/ground press broadside #6, number unspecified.
Latremouille, Clare. "I will write a poem for you. Now:," 100 copies, no date. above/ground press broadside #7.
Blades, Joe. "Not the Ides of January," 100 copies, no date. above/ground press broadside #8.
mclennan, rob. "Hong Kong Airport Railway," 100 copies, no date. above/ground press broadside #9.
mclennan, rob. "postcard," 100 copies, November 1995. above/ground press broadside #10.
Bolster, Stephanie. "its true i did love him," 100 copies, November 1, 1995. produced for a reading by Stephanie Bolster & Dayv James-French at Octopus Books, Ottawa. above/ground press broadside #11.
Niditch, B.Z.. "1968," 100 copies, November 1995. above/ground press broadside #12.
mclennan, rob. "canadian painter series," 100 copies, November 15, 1995. produced as a hand-out at the Governor General's Award Gala Reading at the National Library of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa. above/ground press broadside #13.
mclennan, rob. untitled, 150 copies, February 11, 1996. above/ground press broadside #14. McElroy, Gil. "Cheetah Distances," 150 copies, February 1996. above/ground press broadside #15.
mclennan, rob. “anubis abandons his throne & finds his bearings in london” from Book of the Hours, 150 copies, August 1, 1996. produced for the first National Conference of Canadian Small and Micro Presses in Sechelt, B.C., August 2-4, 1996. above/ground press broadside. (#16 not numbered.)
Manery, Rob. “Elegie VII,” 150 copies, August 24, 1996. produced for a reading by Rob Manery for the last of the N400 series at the Manx Pub, Elgin Street, Ottawa. above/ground press broadside #17.
Fairchild, Tamara. “Inventing topography 5),” 150 copies, September 28, 1996. produced “for 2 Toronto readings, Idler Pub, Sept 29 & Tower/Basement Series, Sept 30, 96" by rob mclennan & Tamara Fairchild. above/ground press broadside #18.
mclennan, rob. “an old game is played out & isis reasserts herself” from Book of the Hours, 150 copies, September 28, 1996. produced “for a week spent playing in Toronto Sept 28 - Oct 7, 1996". above/ground press broadside #19.
mclennan, rob. “train,” 150 copies. produced “for a reading at TOWER records, Toronto Sept. 30, 1996" by rob mclennan, Tamara Fairchild & others. originally appeared in Qwerty #1. above/ground press broadside #20.
mclennan, rob. “love. paper. poem.,” 150 copies, October, 1996. above/ground press broadside #21.
kyllo, blaine. “actual times may vary,” 150 copies, November 1996. produced “as a shameless promotional item for the Governor General's Award Winners reading, November 13, 1996, Ottawa.” 200 copies actually produced. 8 1/2" x 14". above/ground press broadside #22.
Latremouille, Clare. “schedule,” 150 copies. november 20, 1996. above/ground press broadside #23.
Hannah, Robin. “my cats are the crux of the matter,” 150 copies, December 31st, 1996. above/ground press broadside #24.
mclennan, rob. “the unavoidable sexiness of smoking,” 150 copies, blue, January 1997. above/ground press broadside #25.
mclennan, rob. “the unavoidable sexiness of smoking,” 150 copies, pink, January 1997. second printing. above/ground press broadside #25.
mclennan, rob. “winter poem, matisse blue,” 150 copies, February 1997. originally appeared in New Muse of Contempt. above/ground press broads)de #26.
Waits, Death. “mail,” 150 copies, March 6, 1997. above/ground press broadside #27.
Whistle, Ian. “light,” 150 copies, March 14, 1997. above/ground press broadside #28.
mclennan, rob. “I only shoot to kill,” 150 copies, April 1997. above/ground press broadside #29.
mclennan, rob. “sleep the vestibule of living, anger an oasis,”
150 copies “for Canada Book Day, April 23/97". above/ground press broadside #30.
Fairchild, Tamara. “Powerout,” 150 copies, April 26, 1997. above/ground press broadside #31.
erskine, maria. “R-- 1, POLE 0," 150 copies, May 1, 1997. “as a transient bootleg handout”. above/ground press broadside #32.
curry, jw. “Precarious Presumptions (for Stuart,” 150 copies, May 30, 1997. “poem by jwcurry, photo by Jennifer Books”. above/ground press broadside #33.
mclennan, rob. “house on fire,” 150 copies, May 30, 1997. above/ground press broadside #34. originally appeared in Fascist Panties #5.
Bolster, Stephanie. “Come to the edge of the barn...,” 150 copies, June 13, 1997. “to promote the 2nd annual WHIPlash poetry festival”. above/ground press broadside #35.
Ross, Stuart. “But, Mister, They No Have Bowling Balls Before Christ,” 150 copies, June 16, 1997. “to promote the 2nd annual WHIPlash poetry festival”. above/ground press broadside #36.
mclennan, rob. “non-sequitur canada poem,” 200 copies, June 1997. “for Canada Day, 1997 & beyond.” above/ground press broadside #37.
mclennan, rob. “Winnipeg,” 50 copies. July 11, 1997. published in Edmonton, Alberta “for a westward trip”. published on the University of Alberta campus, photocopy shop. above/ground press broadside #38.
Londry, Michael. “Your Traveller's Patience,” 50 copies, July 11, 1997. published in Edmonton, Alberta. published on the University of Alberta campus, photocopy shop. above/ground press broadside #39.
mclennan, rob. “Winnipeg,” 100 copies. July 14, 1997. published in Edmonton, Alberta “for a westward trip”. published on the University of Alberta campus, photocopy shop. above/ground press broadside #38.
Londry, Michael. “Your Traveller's Patience,” 100 copies, July 14, 1997. published in Edmonton, Alberta. published on the University of Alberta campus, photocopy shop. above/ground press broadside #39.
mclennan, rob. “from 100 short stories about Edmonton,” 150 copies, July 24, 1997. published in Kamloops, British Columbia. above/ground press broadside #40.
Latremouille, Clare. “outlaw,” 150 copies. July 24, 1997. published in Kamloops, British Columbia. above/ground press broadside #41.
mclennan, rob. “raspberry beret,” 150 copies, July 24, 1997. published in Kamloops, British Columbia “for a reading at the KSW, Vancouver, July 30/97 with Clare Latremouille & Kathryn Payne”. above/ground press broadside #42.
Holmes, Michael. “Hotel Dieu,” 150 copies. “originally appeared in Missing Jacket #3". above/ground press broadside #43.
Vaughan, R.M. (Richard Murray). “the seven good reasons why The Boys In The Band could be a musical or, I am the dollar in the dolorosa,” 150 copies. above/ground press broadside #44.
mclennan, rob. “dukes of hazard monologue,” 150 copies. “for WOTS, Toronto, Sept. 1997". above/ground press broadside #45.
Cain, Stephen. “BILLY BRAGG: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME (1991),” 150 copies. “for WOTS, Toronto, Sept. 1997". above/ground press broadside #46.
mclennan, rob. “In the distance there is the distance,” 150 copies. “for WOTS, Toronto, Sept. 1997". above/ground press broadside #47.
Blades, Joe. “beside the river,” 150 copies. “for WOTS, Toronto, Sept. 1997". above/ground press broadside #48.
Reid, D.C. (Dennis Colin). “These Are The Fine Days Of My Ordinary Life,” 150 copies. “for WOTS, Toronto, Sept. 1997". above/ground press broadside #49.
mclennan, rob. “from 100 short stories about Edmonton,” less than 100 copies, reprinted. above/ground press broadside #40.
Caple, Natalee. “Be leniant with me,” 150 copies. above/ground press broadside #50.
Clarke, George Elliot. “Palm Breeze, White Lace,” 150 copies, Nov 6, 1997. “from Provencal Songs”. above/ground press broadside #51.
mclennan, rob. “fire, newspapers, cigarettes, etc.,” 200 copies, Nov 6, 1997. above/ground press broadside #52.
Latremouille, Clare. “riding hood,” 150 copies, Nov 19, 1997. “as a Governor General's Award Gala handout”. above/ground press broadside #53.
mclennan, rob. “method,” 150 copies. above/ground press broadside #54.
curry, jw. “SHIFTER,” 150 copies, Jan 4, 1998. photo by Lance LaRoque. above/ground press broadside #55.
Holmes, Michael. “Hotel American,” 150 copies, Jan 4, 1997. above/ground press broadside #56.
mclennan, rob. “featherlite,” “from some breaths,” 498 copies, Jan 11, 1998. above/ground press broadside #57.
harding, b (bruce) stephen. “curry and peas,” 200 copies. above/ground press broadside #58.
Elmslie, Susan. “hammer,” 200 copies, February 17, 1998. above/ground press broadside #58 [mis-numbered].
Barlow, John. “untitled,” 200 copies, February 17, 1998. above/ground press broadside #59 [also mis-numbered. there was no #60].
Smith, Sam. “Dialogue 5 – Projection,” 200 copies, March 1, 1998. above/ground press broadside #61.
mclennan, rob. “prelude (for rebecca,” 300 copies, March 1, 1998. above/ground press broadside #62.
Desberets Fels, Michelle. “Eve had ladybugs all over her the day...,” 300 copies, produced “for a Gallery 101 mailout, March 1998". name misspelled as Desberats. above/ground press broadside #63.
mclennan, rob. “dominion (tavern) blues,” 300 copies, April 23/98. published for Canada Book Day. above/ground press broadside #64.
Bolster, Stephanie. “On The Steps of the Met,” 250 copies, April 23/98. published for Canada Book Day. above/ground press broadside #65.
Gavin, Jen. “Rachel,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #66.
mclennan, rob. “the appearance of breath,” 250 copies. “from 'some breaths'”. above/ground press broadside #67.
Blades, Joe. “Please Tell Us,” 250 copies. “Produced in Regina, May 18/98 for Open 24 Hour readings in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, May 19-21, 1998". published as part of a reading tour between Blades, mclennan, Anne Burke, D.C. Reid & Brenda Niskala. published in the offices of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group. above/ground press broadside #68.
mclennan, rob. “hey, angels,” 250 copies. “Produced in Regina, May 18/98 for Open 24 Hour readings in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, May 19-21, 1998". published as part of a reading tour between Blades, mclennan, Anne Burke, D.C. Reid & Brenda Niskala. published in the offices of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group. above/ground press broadside #69.
beaulieu, derek. “IV.08/13/97 (“her fear of the silence after she spoke”),” 250 copies. “produced in _______ may _______, 1998". above/ground press broadside #70.
mclennan, rob. “from Manitoba highway map,” 250 copies, “produced in Victoria, British Columbia, May 27th, 1998 for the League of Canadian Poets AGM”. published as part of the Open 24 Hour reading tour between Joe Blades, rob mclennan, Anne Burke, D.C. Reid & Brenda Niskala. above/ground press broadside #71.
Reid, D. C. (Dennis). “Leaning Off The Transom Scraping A Twisted Skeg,” 250 copies. “produced in Victoria, British Columbia, May 28th, 1998 for the League of Canadian Poets AGM”. published as part of the Open 24 Hour reading tour between Joe Blades, rob mclennan, Anne Burke, D.C. Reid & Brenda Niskala. above/ground press broadside #72.
Bowering, George. “UNKNOWN LIQUID,” 250 copies. “produced in Ottawa, June 9/98". above/ground press broadside #73.
mclennan, rob. “dreaming elizabeth,” 500 copies. “from Notes on drowning (Broken Jaw Press)”. produced to publicize first full book launch as part of the BARD reading series, at the University of Ottawa, June 16, 1998. above/ground press broadside #74.
Field, Ellen. “G,” 250 copies. “from A, You're Adorable”. above/ground press broadside #75.
mclennan, rob. “sky, like a thesis (for kath macLean,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #76.
McGimpsey, David. “Hamburger Valley, California (excerpt),” 250 copies. “produced for the Ottawa International Writer's Festival, Sept 10-19, 1998". above/ground press broadside #77.
mclennan, rob. “91. your shame, white veil, or the peace of God.,” 250 copies. “from bagne, a work-in-progress”. above/ground press broadside #78.
Field, Ellen. “H,” 350 copies. “from A, You're Adorable (originally published as a 1 cent) produced as a Wild(er) THing, in defiance of tHe On the H Orizon: bpNichol After Ten event, September 25-26, 1998, Vancouver in an edition of many Hundreds”. above/ground press broadside #79.
mclennan, rob. “paraphrasing don mckay,” 250 copies. “published for Word on the Street, Ottawa, September 27/98". an ad for Lazer Zone photocopy place instead of subscription info, in exchange for free photocopies. above/ground press broadside #80.
Whistle, Ian. “fore(gone),” 250 copies. “published for Word on the Street, Ottawa, September 27/98". an ad for Lazer Zone photocopy place instead of subscription info, in exchange for free photocopies. above/ground press broadside #81.
Latremouille, Clare. “for life,” 250 copies. “published for Word on the Street, Ottawa, September 27/98". an ad for Lazer Zone photocopy place instead of subscription info, in exchange for free photocopies. above/ground press broadside #82.
Blades, Joe. “Dig site,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #83.
Clarke, George Elliott. “Reading Trudeau's Cheminements de la politique in May 1979," 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #84.
mclennan, rob. “homage a walter gretsky,” 250 copies. written in Brantford, Ontario, October 2, 1998, after a reading October 1 at a local gallery with John B. Lee, Ronnie R. Brown, James Deahl & others. above/ground press broadside #85.
mclennan, rob. “my brother, ludwig (for jan zwicky,” 500 copies. “published for the via rail great canadian literary tour, nov 98 - www.writersfest.com”. above/ground press broadside #86.
mclennan, rob. “paraphrasing don mckay,” 250 copies (reprint). “published for the via rail great canadian literary tour, nov 98 - www.writersfest.com”. above/ground press broadside #80.
mclennan, rob. “in what passes for the possible (for david phillips,” 500 copies. two colours, tan & grey. “published for the via rail great canadian literary tour, nov 98 - www.writersfest.com”. above/ground press broadside #87.
Woodrow, Marnie. “THE FINE ART OF WALKING ON TRAINS,” 250 copies. “published in WINNIPEG as part of the VIA RAIL GREAT CANADIAN LITERARY TOUR NOV 20/98". Marnie Woodrow's first published poem. published at the offices of the Manitoba Writers Guild. above/ground press broadside #88.
macLean, kath. “already an old woman,” 100 copies. “published in Edmonton, Nov 98". two colours, purple variations. published on the University of Alberta campus English Department. above/ground press broadside #89.
Musgrave, Susan. “THE SEX OF MONEY,” 250 copies. bio reads, “Susan Musgrave's partner, Stephen Reid, is a retired train robber. Recently he told their 9-year old daughter, 'Money is not worth stealing.'” above/ground press broadside #90.
mclennan, rob. “valentines day,” 500 copies. published feb 12/99. later appeared in the full collection, The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh (September 1999, Talonbooks). above/ground press broadside #91.
McElroy, Gil. “Julian Day 2450518,” 250 copies. from the chapbook Some Julian Days. above/ground press broadside #92.
Carter, Richard. “Canada,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #93.
Newlove, John. “A Cartoon,” 500 copies. originally appeared in The Malahat Review. above/ground press broadside #94.
Evason, Greg. “just thinking again,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #95.
mclennan, rob. “train,” 250 copies. originally appeared in Queen Street Quarterly, and later as part of OC Transpo's Transpoetry project. above/ground press broadside #96.
mclennan, rob. “all the fish left the coast when napoleon fell,” 500 copies. “from the book of salt (a work-in-progress) published for Canada Book Day & beyond”, April 23. above/ground press broadside #97.
mclennan, rob. “these are the days that life is all about,” 250 copies. “from bury me deep in the green wood (ECW Press) published for Canada Book Day & beyond”. above/ground press broadside #98.
macLean, kath. “madame sings the blues,” 250 copies. published “for the pan-Canadian tour, published in Toronto, May 5.99" in the offices of ECW Press. above/ground press broadside #99.
Stone, Anne. “All her lovely meat,” 250 copies. “published for the pan-Canadian tour in Winnipeg, 11 May '99" in the offices of the Manitoba Writers Guild. above/ground press broadside #100.
beaulieu, derek. “portrait 4," 250 copies. “publisht in Vancouver at SPAN, May 18th 12:01 am”. includes SPAN stamp. above/ground press broadside #101.
mclennan, rob. “i kiss you & am kisst by you (fragment,” 250 copies. “published in Vancouver at SPAN, May 18th 12:34 am”. includes SPAN stamp.above/ground press broadside #102.
Batchelor, Rhonda. “Parameters of Grace,” 250 copies. published at the Small Press Action Network. includes SPAN stamp. above/ground press broadside #103.
Murray, George. “Gallery,” 250 copies. published at Gallery 101 on July 16th. above/ground press broadside #104.
mclennan, rob. “portrait of k. standing on a street in ottawa 1998," 250 copies. published at Gallery 101 on July 16th. above/ground press broadside #105.
mclennan, rob. “new life breathed into the old house,” 250 copies. “publisht for the ottawa int writers fest september 1999". above/ground press broadside #106.
lynch, meghan. “blue apartment,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #107.
Le Heup, Jason. “broadcast 17," 300 copies. included in a mailout for Gallery 101, Ottawa, December 1999. above/ground press broadside #108.
mclennan, rob. “i will love you at 8pm next tuesday,” 250 copies. “publisht for no particular reason on a cool morning, nov 10.99". above/ground press broadsheet #109.
mclennan, rob. “Calgary,” 250 copies. “published for a date in Alberta, Dec 99". above/ground press broadside #110.
Weaver, Andy. “Canvas (from The Old Secrets,” 202 copies. above/ground press broadside #111.
mclennan, rob. “the 401 towards montreal,” 250 copies. “publisht on new years day, 2000". bio promotes show of paintings at Gamma Ray, '27 people i never want to see again'. above/ground press broadside #112.
Bolster, Stephanie. “Lamp,” 250 copies. “publisht on new years day, 2000". above/ground press broadside #113.
Emerson, Lori. “Memorandum,” 250 copies. “publisht on new years day, 2000". above/ground press broadside #114.
curry, jw. “Paul a-tick,” 465 copies, co-published by 1cent (Room 302 Books / jwcurry). “almost 500 copies printed 26jan2000 around the corner in Room 302 as above/ground press broadside #115 & 1cent #337". poem dedicated to John Barlow. printed on white stock on a mimeo machine given to jwcurry by Diane Woodward, summer 1997. above/ground press broadside #115.
mclennan, rob. “stones & ice: a translation,” between 300-400 copies, in four separate colours - salmon, blue, grey & cream. publisht “on v-day, feb 2000" for 4 days in Montreal doing things. bio promotes show of paintings at Gamma Ray. above/ground press broadside #116.
Brockwell, Stephen. “St Louis Airport Observatory,” 250 copies. published April 12. above/ground press broadside #117.
mclennan, rob. “sex in the prairies,” 250 copies. originally published in The Literary Review of Canada. published April 12. above/ground press broadside #118.
Rogal, Stan. “ELEPHANT MAN,” 250 copies. “publisht for national poetry month, april 2000". above/ground press broadside #119.
mclennan, rob. “only shooting stars make love slow,” 150 copies. originally published by House Press. above/ground press broadside #120.
Fuhr, Laurie. “It Must be the End of the World, Because...,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #121.
Vermeersch, Paul. “The Skaggs Boys,” 250 copies. “publisht for the league of canadian poets agm, june 2-4.00, halifax”. above/ground press broadside #122.
mclennan, rob. “sorry, dave,” 250 copies. “originally appeard in Rampike”, actually previously unpublished. “publisht for the league of canadian poets agm, june 2-4.00, halifax”. above/ground press broadside #123.
mclennan, rob. “heartbreak & the minds ugly furniture,” 480 copies. dedication, for donato mancini, written & published during the space of an email interview, conducted by mancini. above/ground press broadside #124.
mclennan, rob. “lenins brain (after david o'meara,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #125.
mclennan, rob. “milk,” 451 copies. published in toronto, oct 2/00. above/ground press broadside #126.
Starnino, Carmine. “ORTHINOLOGY,” 250 copies. “publisht in the prairies” (actually, Winnipeg, Oct 6.00). above/ground press broadside #127.
Cooley, Dennis. “albino moon,” 250 copies. from “love in a dry land”, a work-in-progress. “publisht in Winnipeg Oct 6.00". above/ground press broadside #128.
mclennan, rob. “midnight,” 280 copies, December 5, 2000. from “ruins (a book of absences”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #129.
Cooley, Dennis. an untitled poem, 250 copies, February. first publication made on new above/ground press photocopier. above/ground press broadside #130.
mclennan, rob. “the calgary zoo,” 280 copies, February. from “ruins (a book of absences”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #131.
Press, K.I. “I was not in love, so I was free.,” 250 copies, March 28. from the chapbook “FLAME”. above/ground press broadside #132.
Weaver, Andy. “ghazal blues,” 217 copies, March 28. above/ground press broadside #133.
mclennan, rob. “attachment: moon,” 225 copies, March 28. from “ruins (a book of absences”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #134.
Elmslie, Sue. “Verglas,” 250 copies, April 2. above/ground press broadside #135.
mclennan, rob. “what matters,” 250 copies, April 12.01. above/ground press broadside #136.
mclennan, rob. “an airplane turns over the underbrush,” 500 copies, May 14.01. “for a Gallery 101 mailout”. from “aubade - a song of mo(u)rning”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #137.
Newlove, John. “THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN,” 191 copies, June 01. “for a reading at the TREE Reading Series, June 12.01, Ottawa”. above/ground press broadside #138.
mclennan, rob. “(quit breathing, please),” 250 copies. from “irregular heartbeats”, part of “aubade - a book of mo(u)rning”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #139.
mclennan, rob. “(a thousand green-grass skirts),” 297 copies. from “irregular heartbeats”, part of “aubade - a book of mo(u)rning”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #140.
mclennan, rob. “juliet is the name of a wound,” 80 copies. publisht sept 19.01 for the ottawa international writers festival. from “name , an errant,” a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #140.5
fiorentino, jon paul. “hello serotonin,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #141.
Norris, Ken. “Rightness,” 250 copies. “Originally publisht in Queen Street Quarterly / & in Hotel Montreal: New and Selected Poem[s]/ Publisht for a reading tour, Oct 2001". publisht in the offices of Talonbooks/Arsenal Pulp, Vancouver. above/ground press broadside #143.
McFadden, David W. “A Very Calm Demeanour / (2 sonnets for John Lennon's 61st birthday),” 250 copies. “publisht for his 2nd ever reading / in Ottawa, for the TREE Reading Series, / November 13.01". above/ground press broadside #144.
broadside #143.
mclennan, rob. “juliet is the name of a wound,” 250 copies. “publisht for an irish trip, jan '02". [mis-numbered]. above/ground press broadside #144.
Brockwell, Stephen. “St. Louis Airport Observatory,” 250 copies. second printing, “reprinted for an Irish trip, Jan '02". above/ground press broadside #117.
mancini, donato. “A B C A C,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #147.
mclennan, rob. “the swerve of small town eyes,” 250 copies. from “stone, book one”, a work-in-progress. above/ground press broadside #148.
mclennan, rob. “for doug jones,” 250 copies. originally appeared in The Cafe Review (ME). above/ground press broadside #149
Cain, Stephen. “WAITING,” 250 copies. from Double Helix, a [collaborative] work-in-progress [with Jay MillAr]. above/ground press broadside #150
Whistle, Ian. “Biblical Concepts: Religious Symbols,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #151.
Bowering, George. “from Cars,” 250 copies. produced for a reading at the TREE Reading Series, Royal Oak II, Ottawa, June 9.02. above/ground press broadside #152.
mclennan, rob. “poem (toronto,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #153.
Barbour, Doug. “Jane Bunnett plays the Yardbird Suite,” 250 copies. September, 2002. above/ground press broadside #154.
Nichol, bp. “a back word for past cultures,” 500 copies. “From the unpublished ms. WORKS [vol. 1] 1965-1972 / previously pub’d in BLEWOINTMENTPRESS FASCIST / COURT, 1970 (?) / much thanks to Ellie Nichol & the Simon / Fraser University Rare Books Department for permissions, & / jwcurry for the original.” above/ground press broadside #155.
Levin, A.J. “Catallus - Poem 10,” 250 copies. “winner of the Nelson Reese Poetry Prize. Curated by Nathaniel G. Moore & judged by Erina Harris (Waterloo) & rob mclennan (Ottawa)” above/ground press broadside #156.
Gold, Artie. “doublet,” 250 copies. “originally appeared in an edition of approximately 30 copies and printed by Artie Gold through Barry McKinnon's Caledonia Writing Series, Prince George, BC in the spring of 1978.” above/ground press broadside #157.
mclennan, rob. “chairs in the time machine,” 250 copies. “publisht for reading around Ontario etc in October 2002.” above/ground press broadside #157 [mis-numbered].
mclennan, rob. “certain works of carl stewart, artist,” 250 copies. “publisht for the 10th annual Enriched Bread Artists open studio, October 17, 2002.” originally appeared in Rob Budde's stonestone on-line journal. above/ground press broadside #159.
mclennan, rob. “all you have to do is get / above the clouds & / the sky is blue all the time,” 550 copies. “publisht for a reading tour across Canada w/ an American dip, November 2002" above/ground press broadside #160.
Fiorentino, Jon Paul. “P r a i r i e l i t,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #161.
Ball, Nelson. “STILL,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #162.
mclennan, rob. “lazy poem written using / borrowed lines from filling station / issue #21,” 250 copies. January 2003. above/ground press broadside #163.
Budde, Rob. “flicker #17," 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #164.
mclennan, rob. “underwater,” 250 copies. “originally appeared in Ploughshares / publisht for a Montreal reading/visit, Feb 03.” above/ground press broadside #165.
mclennan, rob. “sex at thirty-three,” 500 copies. “publisht for his 33rd birthday, March 15/03.” above/ground press broadsheet #166.
Cochrane, Mark. “Rotator Cuff at 33 1/3,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadsheet #167.
Quartermain, Meredith. “December 4," 250 copies. “publisht because it is almost spring / late April 2003, in Ottawa.” above/ground press broadside #168.
Tinguely, Vince. untitled [“Crest craft”], 250 copies. “publisht because it is almost spring / late April 2003, in Ottawa.” above/ground press broadside #169.
Zelazo, Suzanne. “SUIT,” approx. 294 copies. above/ground press broadside #170.
mclennan, rob. “Fred Wah's breath,” 250 copies. produced for the Fred Wah conference at the University of Calgary, May 15-18, 2003 & distributed lovingly by derek beaulieu. above/ground press broadside #171.
mclennan, rob. “quick ghazal on the manx pub,” 250 copies. “produced for the League of Canadian Poets AGM in Ottawa, May 24-26, 2003.” above/ground press broadside #172
mclennan, rob. “a shopping list of events,” 250 copies. “from stone, book two.” above/ground press broadside #173
Blades, Joe. “afternoon writing,” 300 copies. published for the ottawa small press book fair, June 14, 2003. above/ground press broadside #174.
Dolman, Anita. “Shoes,” 300 copies. originally appeared in Grain. published for a brief trip heading west, summer 2003. above/ground press broadside #175.
mclennan, rob. “credo,” 500 copies. “publisht for an August wandering / through/around Glengarry County.” above/ground press broadside #176.
Holmes, Matthew. “Ghazal of July Storm,” 250 copies. “originally appeared in Echolocation / publisht for no particular reason, September 2003.” above/ground press broadside #177
Budde, Rob. “Did You Say, for Fred embarking,” 250 copies. written for Fred Wah, who had recently moved from retired University of Calgary back to the city of Vancouver. above/ground press broadside #178.
Bennett, John M. "Chug ash,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #179
mclennan, rob. "miss ruby red,” 800 copies. publisht for a toronto reading & trip, & word on the street wandering, late September 2003. above/ground press broadside #180
Turnbull, Chris. “woodruff: swish cascades,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #181.
jackson, meghan. “the main characters,” 250 copies. “publisht for the ottawa international writers festival // October 2003.” October 8, 2003. above/ground press broadside #182
Browne, Colin. “Who Lester Called Clem,” 250 copies. “publisht for the ottawa international writers festival // October 2003.” October 8, 2003. above/ground press broadside #183
Bowering, George. “Straight Pant Legs,” 250 copies. “publisht for the ottawa international writers festival // October 2003.” October 8, 2003. above/ground press broadside #184
mclennan, rob. “whistling past the graveyard,” 300 copies. “publisht for some more toronto travel, book fairs & the like, + hamilton, montreal, October 2003" above/ground press broadsheet #185.
Samuels, Lisa. “The dog of the infinite,” 250 copies. Publisht October 22, 2003. above/ground press broadsheet #186.
mclennan, rob. “(can),” 300 copies. “from Lemons, a collaboration with Danny Hussey. Publisht for the annual Enriched Bread Artists open studio, October 2003.” above/ground press broadsheet #187.
Middle, Max. “The New Wolves,” 250 copies. Pseudonym for writer Mark Robertson. Publisht for the ottawa small press book fair, November 8, 2003. above/ground press broadside #188.
Gold, Artie. “doublet,” 250 copies. “originally appeared in an edition of approximately 30 copies and printed by Artie Gold through Barry McKinnon’s Caledonia Writing Series, Prince George, BC in the spring of 1978.” second printing (blue). above/ground press broadside #157.
Heighton, Steven. “MIXED TAPES,” 498 copies. “publisht before the snow gets here, Nov 03" above/ground press broadside #189.
mclennan, rob. “old poems,” 498 copies. “publisht before the snow gets here, Nov 03"above/ground press broadside #190.
Fuhr, Laurie. “prairie cryptic,” 250 copies. above/ground press broadside #191.
Barton, John. “ANXIETY,” 250 copies. “publisht for a get together at the Manx / Pub, Ottawa, Saturday, December 13, / 2003, before John leaves town.” Barton was about to leave Arc & Ottawa for The Malahat Review in Victoria, BC. above/ground press broadside #192.
mclennan, rob. “nocturne,” 250 copies. “publisht for some New York adventures, / January 8 & 9, 2004, with Stephen Brockwell / & Clare Latremouille” above/ground press broadside #193.
Cabri, Louis. “Calgary, AB or How Poetry Comes to Me,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #194.
Fiorentino, Jon Paul. “Some Thoughts On Strict Cons” 300 copies. dedicated “for Jay MillAr,” who was Fiorentino’s editor for Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004), where this poem comes from. above/ground press broadside #195
Brown, Pam. “Montreal,” 300 copies. January 2004. above/ground press broadside #196.
Lapp, Claudia. “THIS IS NOT A POEM ABOUT THE WAR,” 300 copies. January 2004. above/ground press broadside #197.
Sprague, Jane. “Telegraph / Telescopic Lens,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #198.
lynch, meghan. “nesting shelf,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #199
mclennan, rob. “from generations,” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #200
Dolman, Anita. “From the Triptychs series (ongoing),” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #201
mclennan, rob. “frames,” 498 copies. above/ground press broadside #202.
Showler, Suzannah. “springes to catch woodcocks,” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #203.
Priddle, Ross. “double dose,” 250 copies. a co-publication with Ross Priddle. above/ground press broadside #204 (numbered by Priddle as #2__).
Conley, Tim. “Peerless Paste,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #205.
Hawkins, William. “Sheila Frances Louise,” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #206.
Middle, Max. “dear jc,” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #207.
mclennan, rob. “April 9, 2004,” 647 copies. above/ground press broadside #208.
Clavelle, Karen. “four and nineteen,” 300 copies. “published late late May 2004.” above/ground press broadside #209.
Peck, Aaron. “Vertiginous,” 500 copies. “published late late May 2004.” above/ground press broadside #210.
mclennan, rob. “submerge (alexandria,” 500 copies. “published late late May 2004.” above/ground press broadside #211.
Rhodes, Shane. “The Blues,” 500 copies. “published for the ottawa small press book fair / June 12th, 2004, jack purcell community centre.” above/ground press broadside #212.
mclennan, rob. “July 20,” 500 copies. Publisht late July, 2004, for summer reading. above/ground press broadside #213.
Emerson, Lori. “is there a lid on it?,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #214.
Dewinetz, Jason. “ON GROCERY STORES AND RESTRAINT,” 300 copies. “Publisht for no good reason, late August 2004.” above/ground press broadside #215.
stephens, nathalie. “Held (abrégé),” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #216.
mclennan, rob. “a brief history of the moon,” 641 copies. originally appeared in Queen Street Quarterly. “published for the 8th annual ottawa international writers festival, sept/oct 2004.”above/ground press broadside #217.
Norman, Peter. “BOLSHEVIK TENNIS!,” 499 copies. “published for the 8th annual ottawa international writers festival, sept/oct 2004.”above/ground press broadside #218.
Ruffolo, Sarah. “your past,” 292 copies. “published for the 8th annual ottawa international writers festival, sept/oct 2004.” above/ground press broadside #219.
Middle, Max. “vacuum,” 500 copies. “publisht for the 8th annual ottawa international writers festival, sept/oct 2004. Originally posted/published as part of ‘Poetry on a Post’ at the Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, sept 11-12/04” above/ground press broadside #220.
Latremouille, Clare. “I stand on this car with you for the last time,” 340 copies. “publisht for the ottawa small press book fair, October 16th, 2004 / jack purcell community centre.” above/ground press broadside #221.
Betts, Gregory. “Love she said to me,” 292 copies. “publisht for a reading in Buffalo, New York, October 29, 2004 with derek beaulieu & rob mclennan.” above/ground press broadside #221.
mclennan, rob. “September 24,” 300 copies. “publisht for various readings in windsor, buffalo & toronto, late oct 2004.” above/ground press broadside #222.
Seelig, Adam. “GET OUT OF SOLIPSISM, FREE,” 300 copies. Publisht as “the first above/ground press publication of 2005.” above/ground press broadside #223.
mclennan, rob. “December 20” from a day book, 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #224.
Quartermain, Meredith. “Geography,” 400 copies. above/ground press broadside #225.
Drake, Kristina. “Sex at 31,” 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #226.
O’Connor, Wanda. “Sex at 32, or something like it,” 496 copies. above/ground press broadside #227.
Turnbull, Chris. “from Continua,” 400 copies. above/ground press broadsheet #228.
mclennan, rob. “number two bus,” 699 copies. “from The Ottawa City Project.” above/ground press broadsheet #229.
mclennan, rob. “caged,” from solids, or, strike-out (a suite), a work-in-progress, 500 copies. Published for the spring edition of the ottawa international writers festival, April 2005. above/ground press broadside #230.
Middle, Max. “an MMSP C poem,” 500 copies. Published for the spring edition of the ottawa international writers festival, April 2005. above/ground press broadside #231.
Guth, Gwendolyn. “The dimensions of the enterprise are such,” 495 copies. “produced as the first publication of May, 2005; is it spring yet?” above/ground press broadside #232.
Zolf, Rachel. “from Human Resources,” 400 copies. above/ground press broadside #233.
mclennan, rob. “from variations on the fifth muse,” 457 copies. “produced for rob’s participation at Westfest, June 10 & 11, 2005, Ottawa; Westboro Village’s Festival of Music, Art & Life. www.westfest.ca” above/ground press broadside #233 [mis-numbered. should be #234].
Rowley, Mari-Lou. “2 CosmoSonnets,” 499 copies. “published for the West Coast Poetry Festival, July 2005, Vancouver” above/ground press broadside #235.
Wah, Fred. “mister in between,” 500 copies. “published for the West Coast Poetry Festival, July 2005, Vancouver” above/ground press broadside #236.
mclennan, rob. “preface,” 500 copies. “published for the West Coast Poetry Festival, July 2005, Vancouver” above/ground press broadside #237.
McCabe, Shauna. "physical geography," 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #238.
mclennan, rob. "George Bowering’s “Do Sink,” variation two," 460 copies. "from variations: plunder verse, a work-in-progress / originally appeared in Jacket magazine, AUS." above/ground press broadside #239.
O'Connor, Wanda. "the races," 499 copies. above/ground press broadside #240.
Bowering, George. untitled, 496 copies. above/ground press broadside #241.
Scott, Jordan. "From blert," 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #242.
mclennan, rob. "weightless," 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #243.
Barwin, Gary. "PSALM," 380 copies. above/ground press broadside #243 [mis-numbered].
mclennan, rob. "elegy: winter poem," 600 copies. above/ground press broadside #245.
Mulligan, Jennifer. "tendril(s)" (mis-labeled as "linger"), 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #246.
Mulligan, Jennifer. "linger," 500 copies. "produced as the first above/ground press publication of 2006. above/ground press broadside #247.
McElroy, Gil. "Sure Points & Lubricants," 465 copies. was also his annual Christmas email poem. above/ground press broadside #248.
Middle, Max. "call & response," 350 copies. produced for the launch of the second issue of ottawater (www.ottawater.com), January 26, 2006. above/ground press broadside #248 (mis-numbered).
mclennan, rob. "consternation theory," 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #250.
mclennan, rob. "into last spring," 500 copies. above/ground press broadside #251.
Moore, Nathaniel G. "CLODIA," 300 copies. "publisht one fine day in May 2006." above/ground press broadside #252.
mclennan, rob. "every edit is a lie," 300 copies. "publisht for a weekend in Toronto at the TSPF & Art Bar." above/ground press broadside #253.
mclennan, rob. "bicycle music," 300 copies. "publisht for a weekend including the league of canadian poets agm, ottawa, june 9-12." above/ground press broadside #254.
Newlove, John. “THE DEATH O THE HIRED MAN,” 500 copies, 2nd printing. “for the premiere of Robert McTavish's documentary on John / Newlove at the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, July 2006.” above/ground press broadside #138.
mclennan, rob. "I removed a jar from Tennessee," 200 copies. "originally appeared in The New Chief Tongue / published in July 2006 of[f] Main Street, Ottawa." above/ground press broadside #255.
mclennan, rob. "after sunset," 200 copies. "Produced for rob mclennan & Stephen Brockwell running around the UK, September 2006." above/ground press broadside #256.
mclennan, rob. " quick ghazal while waiting for the boys / at bethell field house, frank street, / february 27, 2006," 250 copies. "Produced for the fall 2006 ottawa international / writers festival, www.writersfest.com." above/ground press broadside #257.
mclennan, rob. "kate street," 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #258.
Noyes, Alfred. “TRANSLATION EXERCISE,” 250 copies. broadsheet. #259.
Earl, Amanda. "ivre," 300 copies. "published in April 2007 for the ottawa / international writers festival, spring edition." above/ground press broadside #260.
Reid, Monty. "From Host," 250 copies. "published in April 2007 for the ottawa / international writers festival, spring edition." above/ground press broadside #261.
mclennan, rob. "a valentine for ______­_," 300 copies. "published in April 2007 for the ottawa / international writers festival, spring edition." above/ground press broadside #262.
Harrison, Richard. "For Riley," 250 copies. "published for Ottawa poet Riley Tench (-2006)" above/ground press broadside #263.
mclennan, rob. "poem for some / of the closer planets," 300 copies. June 2007. above/ground press broadside #264.
mclennan, rob. "poem for cheryl referencing diane arbus & werner / herzog," 300 copies. August 2007. above/ground press #265.
Ridley, Sandra. "Somewhere On A Saskatchewan-North Dakota Highway (Three)," 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #266.
Harrison, Richard. "For Riley," 250 copies. "published for Ottawa poet Riley Tench (___-2006)," above/ground press broadside #263. second edition.
mclennan, rob. “after having spent so much time indoors,” 244 copies. “publisht in Alberta / from my hidey-spot.” above/ground press broadside #267.
mclennan, rob. “an opening of the plains,” 248 copies. “publisht in Alberta / from my hidey-spot.” above/ground press broadside #268.
Milo, Carla. “Cone,” 248 copies. “publisht in Alberta.” above/ground press broadside #269.
Benoit, Jocko. “When It Came Down, It Really Came Down,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #270.
mclennan, rob. “Sandra Ridley’s sediment,” 300 copies, October 2007. above/ground press broadside #271.
mclennan, rob. “canto: map of edmonton (pelican),” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #272.
mcpherson-eckhoff, kevin. “every six seconds…,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #273.
Hall, Phil. “Newlove,” 195 copies. above/ground press broadside #274.
Majzels, Robert. “from 85,” 300 copies. above/ground press broadside #275.
mclennan, rob. “rereading paige ackerson-kiely / on the airplane back to edmonton,” 220 copies. above/ground press broadside #276.
mclennan, rob. “sex at thirty-eight,” 300 copies. produced for a weekend in Ottawa for rob’s thirty-eighth birthday, March 15, 2008. above/ground press broadside #277.
mclennan, rob. “from The Banff Sessions,” 300 copies. produced for some travelling around, April/May 2008. above/ground press broadside #278.
mclennan, rob. “alexander graham bell,” 300 copies. produced for a reading in Ottawa and a conference at the University of Ottawa, May 8-11, 2008. above/ground press broadside #279.
Uppal, Priscila. “The Old Debate of Don Quixote vs Sancho Panza,” 300 copies. produced for a reading in Edmonton at the Factory (West) Reading Series, Tuesday May 20 with Laura Farina, Christopher Doda & Alice Major. above/ground press broadside #280.
mclennan, rob. “poem written in sainte-adele,” 300 copies. “Published in Ottawa, September 2008.” above/ground press broadside #281.
McNair, Christine. “United States Space Academy Level II Rules,” 300 copies. “Published in Ottawa, September 2008.” above/ground press broadside #282.
mclennan, rob. “what paper eats away” (two poems), 300 copies. “Published in Ottawa for the fall edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 2008.” above/ground press broadside #283.
mclennan, rob. “Notes for a Sad Phoenician,” 320 copies. above/ground press broadside #284.
beaulieu, derek. “wild rose country,” 320 copies. above/ground press broadside #285.
Ridley, Sandie. “Plunge,” 350 copies. above/ground press broadside #286.
Pirie, Pearl. “Helena relates,” 350 copies. above/ground press broadside #287.

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