Friday, May 18, 2012

Now available: The Linden Lea transitions, (Gorse Press, 2012) by rob mclennan

Barry McKinnon’s Gorse Press recently released my chapbook The Linden Lea transitions, (February 2012), and I have a couple of copies available, if anyone is interested. They’re $10 + $2 for postage (in US, add $1; outside, add $5). Limited to an edition of 52 copies, I don’t have that many available for sale, but am willing to part with a few, for those who might be so inclined.

Part of the unpublished manuscript “The underside of the line,” various pieces were composed while in Ottawa’s Lindenlea neighbourhood, February, March and June, 2011, during a couple of house-sits for Stephen Brockwell. Other fragments were composed: while visiting homestead, Glengarry, through separate visits in February, March and April 2011, predominantly at the Dairy Queen (as well as in two earlier businesses at the same location) in Alexandria, Ontario, where I’ve been writing for nearly two decades; in Cobourg, Ontario, during the third annual Poetry’z Own Weekend Poetry Festival, April 15-17, 2011; during a couple of house-sits for Natasha Herman and Adrian Kruit, in May and June, 2011 (thanks to them both); during a weekend spent in and around the Niagara Peninsula as a participant in the Niagara Literary Arts Festival, June 2-5, 2011 (thanks to Jordan Fry, Priscilla Brett, Monty Reid, Sarah Hill, Frances Reid and Gregory Betts).

Fragments of the full manuscript have appeared (so far) in print and/or online as an above/ground press broadside, and in BlazeVOX (Buffalo NY), foam:e (Ireland), The South Townsville micro poetry journal (Australia), The Veg Literary Magazine (McGill University, Montreal QC), Upstart (, July 7, 2011, Dublin Ireland); as Poemaday #12 (; May 13, 2011) and poetry’z own #28 (April 2011, Cobourg ON); on The Toronto Quarterly blog (April 8, 2011), The Mad Hatter’s Review blog (August, 2011), Paul Vermeersch’s They Will Take My Island and in the chapbooks Dear Robert Kroetsch, (Ottawa ON: above/ground press, 2011), The underside of the line, (above/ground press, 2011) and ECONOMIES OF SCALE: rob mclennan interviews derek beaulieu on NO PRESS / derek beaulieu interviews rob mclennan on above/ground press (above/ground press, 2012), as well as on the author’s own blog.

Either send a cheque to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

For further information on Gorse Press, check out here.

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