Friday, November 16, 2012

rob mclennan's Miss Canada International (Bywords) now available;

Miss Canada International
by rob mclennan

I was fortunate enough to win the 2011 John Newlove Poetry Award (this year's winner is Jenna Jarvis), which means produced a chapbook of mine a year later, and copies are now available. Here are the judge's comments from my original win:
"From the department of curious Canadiana arrives a poem in conversation with the ecopoetic and disjunctive narrative fixations of writers countrywide. The poet nods to Legris nods to MacEwen. Left-aligned stanzas are interwoven with indented asides – or perhaps a poem within a poem. Both. Drenched and stretched, aurality translates what is not quite read. The text itself finishes mid-thought, or does not finish, or does not. Any. Either. All."

2011 John Newlove Poetry Award Judge

Another chapbook from the same "Miss Canada" manuscript, Miss Canada (Corrupt Press, 2012) is still available, and my essay for the entire project is now online.
Check the link here to order copies of the new title, or come this weekend to the ottawa small press book fair!

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