Three Ottawa writers at Toronto's Art Bar Reading Series; featured readers + open set; free admission, Tuesday, August 10, 2010; 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto. 8pm.
rob mclennan is the author of over twenty titles of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, most recently the poetry collections wild horses (University of Alberta Press) and kate street (Moira), and the novel missing persons (The Mercury Press). An active editor, publisher, writer and reviewer, he posts regularly at robmclennan.blogspot.com
Marcus McCann is the author of eight chapbooks and one full length collection, Soft Where (Chaudiere Books, 2009). Canadian Bookseller calls Soft Where "poetry for a new age"; Ottawa Magazine calls it "a collection of throbbing, muscular poems"; RM Vaughan says, "this is not poetry for cowards"; John Barton calls his work "nimble, energetic, orgiastically astute." Guerilla Magazine says, "lock up your sons." Find more of the same at www.marcusmccann.com.
In 2009, Sandra Ridley was co-winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award and was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Fallout, her first book of poetry, was published this spring by Saskatchewan’s Hagios Press. An earlier version of this manuscript won the 2008 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Ridley’s poems can also be found in journals including Fiddlehead, Grain, New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, RAMPIKE, and This Magazine, and as a chapbook titled Rest Cure published by Ottawa’s Apt. 9 Press.