This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s poetry scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from rob mclennan on small press publishing.
Canthius is an Ottawa-based feminist literary arts magazine and non-profit that celebrates poetry and prose by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers.
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” – Henrik Ibsen. Henrik Ibsen, the renowned 19th century Norwegian playwright, would likely be proud of the National Capital Region. While some cities are known for their literary jealousies, in which published authors resent the success of their fellow scribes, our region […]
Local writer Christine McNair is like an ambitious literary chef, whose impressive skills and large imagination transform word “ingredients” into a delicious poetic menu. In her first collection of poetry Conflict, published by BookThug, she draws from a wide range of writing devices to create a truly eclectic work. “There are a lot of styles in […]