#06 C. by rob mclennan
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Now that fall has fully broken in, we’re pleased to announce the release of textile series #6, rob mclennan’s “C.” In this lyric meditation spanning 27 pages, mclennan sifts through the “changing travelogue” of the experience to deliver a collection of “stolen moments.” Sewn in lovely grey and red textile remnants, this chapbook is perfect companion to your autumn reading list.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan was raised on a dairy farm (his father, sister and her family still live on the dirt road his family has occupied since 1845) near Maxville, in Glengarry County, returning to Ottawa the year he turned nineteen. The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Japan and England, his most recent titles are the poetry collections 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Japan: Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), kate street (Chicago: Moira, 2010) and Glengarry (Vancouver: Talon, 2011) and a second novel, missing persons (Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2009). In 1999, he won the CAA/Air Canada Prize for most promising writer (in any genre) in Canada under the age of thirty, and spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com. In 2008, ECW Press released a collection of his literary essays, Subverting the lyric: essays, the same year Arsenal Pulp Press produced his expansive tourist guide, Ottawa: The Unknown City.
He is the editor/publisher of the chapbook press above/ground press (founded 1993), coordinator/co-founder of the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair (1994), the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (for the City of Ottawa’s 150th anniversary in 2005), the online poetics journal Poetics.ca (with Stephen Brockwell), the trade publishing house Chaudiere Books (2006, with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (2008) and seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, (2008). January 2011 marks nineteen years of his literary events organizing, including readings in Ottawa, Toronto and Edmonton.