Sunday, January 06, 2019

the launch of ottawater #15: Ottawa's annual poetry pdf journal

Ottawa’s annual pdf poetry journal
edited by rob mclennan

Come out to the launch of the fifteenth issue of ottawater, featuring new writing by Sylvia Adams, Barâa Arar, Susan J. Atkinson, John Barton, Meagan Black, Frances Boyle, Ronnie R. Brown, Alessia Di Cesare, George Elliott Clarke, Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, Avonlea Fotheringham, Mark Frutkin, Adele Graf, Sarah Kabamba, Laurie Koensgen, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Karen Massey, Pearl Pirie, Nicholas Power, Ryan Pratt, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Monty Reid, Sonia Saikaley, Tim Mook Sang, Ronald Seatter, D.S. Stymeist, Zoe Todd and Lauren Turner.

The launch, featuring readings by a number of this issue’s contributors, will be held on Saturday, January 26, upstairs at The Carleton Tavern, Parkdale at Armstrong; doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm.

Lovingly hosted by editor/publisher rob mclennan.

Founded to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the City of Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital city, "ottawater," and its chemical formula/logo "O2(H2O)," is a poetry annual produced exclusively on-line, in both readable and printable pdf formats, and found at An anthology focusing on Ottawa poets and poetics, its first issue appeared in January 2005, 150 years after old Bytown became the City of Ottawa.

The issue itself isn't online yet, but all previous issues remain archived on the site. Thanks to designer Tanya Sprowl, the ottawa international writers festival, and Randy Woods at non-linear creations for their continuing support.

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