Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ottawater #16.0 [the final issue]: Ottawa's annual poetry pdf journal

Ottawa’s annual pdf poetry journal
edited by rob mclennan

It might be ten months late (oh, what a year), but the sixteenth and FINAL ISSUE of ottawater is now online, featuring new writing by a plethora of current and former Ottawa-based poets, including Susan J. Atkinson, John Barton, Dessa Bayrock, Frances Boyle, Ronnie R. Brown, Mike Caesar, Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, Doris Fiszer, Mark Frutkin, Shoshannah Ganz, Bob Hogg, Jenna Jarvis, Kathleen Klassen, a.m. kozak, Mary Elizabeth Long, IAN MARTIN, Karen Massey, Robin McLachlen, rob mclennan, Colin Morton, Pearl Pirie, Sarah Priscus, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Monty Reid, Sonia Saikaley, Ronald Seatter, Rachel Small, Lesley Strutt, Lauren Turner, Tomasz W. Wiszniewski, Jean Van Loon and Yuan Changming.

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.

As well, all previous issues remain archived on the site. Thanks to: designer Tanya Sprowl, for her stunning design work and excellent visual art curation; the ottawa international writers festival, one of the finest organizations our town has; and Randy Woods at non-linear creations (I owe you much for this, sir) for their continuing support on this project. I really couldn't have done any of it without you.

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