The Hugely Popular Poetry Reading Series presents rob mclennan, Stephen Brockwell, and Pattie McCarthy at Brickbat Books, 709 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday October 4, 7:00 PM, lovingly hosted by Jack Krick.
The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Ottawa writer rob mclennan's most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey 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 robmclennan.blogspot.com
Stephen Brockwell is a Canadian poet and small business owner living in the national capital and dreaming of other places. His book Fruitfly Geographic won the Archibald Lampman award in 2005. His fifth collection of poems, Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books was published in 2013. His poem "Sandbagging the River Before The Flood" is currently long-listed for the ongoing CBC Canada Writes prize.
Pattie McCarthy is the author of six books of poetry : Quiet Book (forthcoming 2015 from Apogee Press), nulls (2014, horse less press), Marybones, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Verso, & bk of (h)rs. Recent chapbooks include x y z && (Ahsahta Press), scenes from the lives of my parents (Bloof Books), & fifteen genre scenes (eth press). She teaches at Temple University.