Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lea Graham, Jennifer Mulligan & rob mclennan reading

A reading by American poet Lea Graham, with opening readings by Ottawa writers Jennifer Mulligan & rob mclennan;

Friday, January 9, 2009

doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale)

lovingly hosted by above/ground press

Lea Graham’s poems [photo of Lea + rob at Pubwells, April 2006, the day they wrote their collaborations], reviews, and articles, have been published in or are forthcoming in journals such as Sentence, Notre Dame Review, and American Letters & Commentary. Her collaborations with the poet, rob mclennan, were published in The Capilano Review in the spring of 2008. Her work was included in two recent anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry in the 21st Century, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor. Calendar Girls, her chapbook, was published in 2006 by above/ground press. Recently, she and the visual artist, Kristina Dziedzic Wright, created a site-specific installation, Behind Your Velvet Elvis, which has shown in West Chicago and Poughkeepsie, NY (http://www.velvetelvis.biz/). She has a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Jennifer Mulligan lives in Gatineau (Hull). She makes stuff up and works in IT. Her poetry has been published in above/ground press broadsheets, Bywords.ca (http://www.bywords.ca/), ottawater (http://www.ottawater.com/), and in YAWP. Her first chapbook “like nailing jello to a tree” was published by above/ground press in January 2007.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of over a dozen trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections a compact of words (Salmon Publishing, 2009) and Gifts (Talonbooks, 2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), Poetics.ca (with Stephen Brockwell, poetics.ca) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

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