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Jeff Blackman

Poetry Week: The versatile pen of Jeff Blackman

Ottawa-based Apt. 9 Press published this past fall Five, a poetry collection by five different poets. With the start of VERSeFest this week, we thought this would be a great opportunity to profile each of the writers featured in Five.  Today we look at the work of Jeff Blackman.  (See also part 2, part 3, part 4 and part […]

Discovering the poetic secrets behind the doors of Apt. 9

“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 […]