two new publications from above/ground press
1. The Peter F. Yacht Club #4
edited & produced by rob mclennan
with writing by George Bowering, Stephen Brockwell, Suzanne Buffam, Stephen Cain, Margaret Christakos, Anita Dolman, Gwendolyn Guth, William Hawkins, rob mclennan, Max Middle, James Moran, Jennifer Mulligan, Susan Musgrave, Wanda O'Connor , Sandra Ridley & Vivian Vavassis.
Available free at this years Ottawa International Writers Festival, otherwise send $5 to rob mclennan, c/o 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R7.
watch for: the first ever Peter F. Yacht Club reading & regatta in early November.
2. STANZAS #41, September 2005, "Personal Peripherals" by Jan Allen (Kingston ON)
Jan Allen is a writer, visual artist, and curator based in Kingston, Ontario. She is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Queen’s University, Kingston. A notable recent curatorial project is Machine Life 2004), an exhibition of interactive and robotic works produced under the influence of the methods and behavioural aesthetics of electronic art pioneer Norman White. Allen’s independent critical writing has been published in C Magazine, Artext, and Poliester. Her poetry has been published in Quarry Magazine.
$20 for 5 issues (published at random) or sample $4 (or large s.a.s.e.). Otherwise, above/ground press subscriptions at $30 per calendar year include STANZAS issues produced in that time. Available free if you can find it.
Also still available (among others):
STANZAS #40, May 2005, "ottawa poems (blue notes)" [a section of The Ottawa City Project] by rob mclennan (Ottawa ON).
Backlist available online here (though woefully out of date).
STANZAS magazine, for long poems/sequences, published at random since 1993 in a handout run of 1,000 copies (what was he thinking?). Previous issues feature work by Anne Stone, George Bowering, Rob Budde, derek beaulieu, Meredith Quartermain, nathalie stephens, Ian Whistle, J.L. Jacobs, Lisa Samuels.
A number of chapbooks forthcoming (I'm really really behind), including new publications by Shauna McCabe, Karen Clavelle, Barry McKinnon, Nathalie Simpson, derek beaulieu + a recent slew of broadsheets by Jordan Scott, rob mclennan, Wanda O'Connor, George Bowering, Gwendolyn Guth, Fred Wah + Mari-Lou Rowley.