Thursday, February 23, 2012

rob mclennan + Stephen Brockwell read in Lafayette, Louisiana, at UL Lafayette, February 24, 2012;

Friday, February 24, 2012.7:30pm until 10:30pm.. HL Griffin Hall 3rd floor, room 315, UL Lafayette, on the corner Rex and Lewis Sts.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011) and 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics ( and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater ( 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

Stephen Brockwell is the author of The Wire in Fences (Balmuir, 1988), Cometology (ECW Press, 2001), which Harold Bloom described as having “rare and authentic promise,” Fruitfly Geographic (ECW, 2004), winner of the 2004 Archibald Lampman Award, and The Real Made Up (ECW, 2007). He edited Rogue Stimulus: the Stephen Harper Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield, 2010) with Stuart Ross. He is currently completing the Impossible Books project which has been excerpted in The Puritan (, Experiment-o ( and chap-books from the Olive Reading Series and above/ground press. Stephen is also the owner of the small IT consulting firm above/ground press recently released a chapbook of Brockwell's for the event, his Excerpts from Impossible Books, the Crawdad Cantos.

This event is a project of the Deep South Reading Series and the Creative Writing Program in English at UL Lafayette. Funding for these events is provided by the English Department and the Liberal Arts College of UL Lafayette.

Contact Marthe Reed for more information: or 337-482-5503.

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