Now available from Jeffery Side's Argotist Ebooks (England), the e-poetry book apertures by Ottawa poet rob mclennan.
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In apertures, the second book of poet rob mclennan's “the other side of the mouth” (the first appeared in limited edition through BookThug in 2003), he writes a variation on Vancouver writer George Bowering's Curious (Toronto ON: Coach House Press, 1974), a collection of poems composed for and about other poets. In apertures, mclennan composed pieces about the possessions of a variety of poets he has known, whether personally or only through their writings, over the past decade and a half. In eighty-four poems, mclennan writes the “stuff” of a list of both American and Canadian poets, riffing through each writer's individual language, resulting in a portrait of North American writing through the eyes of one of Canada's most active poet/critics.
Table of contents:
Elizabeth Bachinsky's loveNelson Ball’s brevityTed Berrigan’s beardGregory Betts' plunderJoe Blades’ riverStephanie Bolster’s new houseRichard Brautigan’s appealStephen Brockwell's notesColin Browne’s groundrob budde’s northSuzanne Buffam's intuitionStephen Cain’s geographyAnne Carson’s age of manChris Chambers’ lakeVictor Coleman’s letter dropWayde Compton’s essential bluesDennis Cooley’s permissionMargaret Christakos’ childrenGeorge Elliott Clarke’s songClark Coolidge’s dictionRobert Creeley’s maildropjwcurry’s gestetnerBev Daurio’s soft speechFrank Davey’s dogsJohn Degen’s twinsJason Dewinetz’s growthAdam Dickenson’s envyLise Downe's metalworkSusan Elmslie’s thingsmaria erskine’s graceJon Paul Fiorentino’s prairieJudith Fitzgerald’s fireGerry Gilbert’s bicycleArtie Gold’s allergiesLea Graham's new dressGwendolyn Guth's melodyPhil Hall’s OntarioRobin Hannah's grandfatherWilliam Hawkins’ blueline cabMichael Holmes' movesFanny Howe’s marginsPeter Jaegar’s driveRoy Kiyooka’s handsTom Konyves’ watchRobert Kroetsch’s Alberta notebooksClare Latremouille's kitchenDorothy Trujillo Lusk’s weird enterpriseSteve McCaffery’s sub/versionGil McElroy’s astronomyDon McKay’s birdingBarry McKinnon’s truckJay MillAr’s adventure storiesSheila E. Murphy’s spatial/readingJohn Newlove’s silenceJena Osman’s zeroAaron Peck’s danceDavid Phillips' absenceK. I. Press’ bookMeredith Quartermain’s mapsSina Queyras’ proseMonty Reid’s bonesnikki reimer’s hairSandra Ridley's sedimentStan Rogal’s myth-makingLisa Samuels' moveJordan Scott’s s-stutterJack Spicer’s MartiansAndrew Suknaski’s loping coyote linesCole Swensen’s territorySharon Thesen’s daydreamJohn Thompson’s ghazalsDennis Tourbin’s viewMark Truscott’s museFred Wah’s breathAndy Weaver’s shirtPhyllis Webb's failureSheri-D Wilson’s imageJulia Williams’ floodWilliam Carlos Williams’ padC.D. Wright’s lost roadRachel Zucker’s working noteLouis Zukofsky’s alphabetJan Zwicky’s sense