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.
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 […]
“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 […]