Monday, May 15, 2006

a whole pile of (finally) new + recent poetry chapbooks from above/ground press

To celebrate the fact that above/ground press (killing tree for literature since 1993) recently achieved its 500th published item, here is a whole list of new + recent-ish titles; further backlist available here.

(NEW!) purdyesque. Ed. rob mclennan. Poems by George Bowering, Stephen Brockwell, Gwendolyn Guth, Steven Heighton & rob mclennan. "publisht in Ottawa by above/ground press in an edition of 250 copies / for a poetry reading on May 6th, 2006 as part of the conference 'Al / Purdy: The Ivory Thought' at the University of Ottawa, May 5-7, 2006; / many thanks to Gerald Lynch." free at the conference / otherwise $5.
(NEW!) Dennis Cooley (Winnipeg MB). "two poems" STANZAS #45. free if you can find it / $4 otherwise (next issue: June 2006; Margaret Christakos, Toronto ON).
(NEW!) The Peter F. Yacht Club #5. Middle, Max (ed.). Poems by Gary Barwin, Anita Dolman, Jesse Ferguson, Laurie Fuhr, John Lavery, Nicholas Lea, rob mclennan, Max Middle, James Moran, Jennifer Mulligan, a.rawlings, Sandra Ridley, Vivian Vavassis & Rachel Zavitz.$5.
(NEW!) rob mclennan (Ottawa ON). the address book (erasure). $4.
(NEW!) Stan Rogal (Toronto ON). "Celebrity Rag, Opa!" STANZAS #44. free if you can find it / $4 otherwise
(NEW!) Stephanie Bolster (Montreal QC). BIODOME. $4.
(NEW!) Nicholas Lea (Ottawa ON). light years. $4.
(NEW!) Max Middle (Ottawa ON). flow march n powder blossom s. $4.
(NEW!) Lea Graham (Worcester MA). Calendar Girls. $4.
(NEW!) rob mclennan (Ottawa ON). six strains: variations. (from variations: plunder verse, a work-in-progress) $4.
(NEW!) rob mclennan (Ottawa ON). nine small(er) essays. $6
(NEW!) Jessica Smith (Mid-Atlantic). Shifting Landscapes. $4.
winter 2. mclennan, rob (ed.). poems by Jesse Ferguson, Lea Graham, Gwendolyn Guth, Meghan Jackson, rob mclennan, Jennifer Mulligan and Sandra Ridley. Produced “for the appearance of winterlude.” 4.
Sharon Harris (Toronto ON). "more fun with 'pataphysics," STANZAS #43. free if you can find it / $4 otherwise
bpNichol (1944-1988; Toronto ON). THE TRUE EVENTUAL STORY OF BILLY THE KID. reissued after the original 1970 Weed/Flower edition; published with an afterward by carl peters, as a classroom handout (etcetera) for peters at Simon Fraser University. $3.
ryan fitzpatrick (Calgary AB). Adolesce. $4.
Gil McElroy (Colbourne ON). (The Work of Art) In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. $4.
Christophe Casamassima (Baltimore ). Septology. $2.
Jan Allen (Kingston ON). " personal peripherals 1-30," STANZAS #42. free if you can find it / $4 otherwise.
Shauna McCabe (Charlottetown PEI). land over time. $4.
rob mclennan. nine variations on the fifth muse. $3.
The Peter F. Yacht Club #4. mclennan, rob (ed.). 500 copies. Poems 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. Produced as a handout for the ottawa international writers festival, September/October 2005. Otherwise, $5.
Monty Reid (Ottawa ON). cuba A book. $4.

as well as recent "poem" broadsides by Shauna McCabe, Wanda O'Connor, George Bowering, Meghan Jackson, Jordan Scott, Max Middle, Jennifer Mulligan, Gil McElroy, Gary Barwin and rob mclennan (available while quantities last). forthcoming books by Cath Morris (Vancouver), Barry McKinnon (Prince George BC) and Karen Clavelle (Winnipeg).

Add $1 per order w/in Canada; Outside Canada, please send in US funds.
above/ground press 2006 subscriptions still available: $30 per calendar year for STANZAS, chapbooks, asides, broadsheets + The Peter F. Yacht Club (in Canada, $30 Can/ outside, $30 US; because mailing costs are hammering at me, its all going up to $40 for 2007…). Send all of your money, payable to rob mclennan, c/o 858 Somerset Street West, Ottawa Ontario Canada, K1R 6R7.

Watch for above/ground press items this spring at both the Toronto Small Press Book Fair (June 3) as well as the ottawa small press book fair (June 17); or me, even, reading in Toronto at the Art Bar Reading Series on June 6…

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