The seventh installment of the always-excellent rob mclennan edited online .pdf journal ottawater has just gone live today. ottawater is “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.” Very possibly because Apt. 9 performs its work from within the Ottawa city limits, quite a few poets Apt. 9 has been lucky enough to work with are represented. You’ll find new work from Monty Reid, William Hawkins, Ben Ladcouceur, a conversation between Michael Blouin and Sandra Ridley, and a conversation between Ben Ladouceur and myself. Beyond these excellent folks, there is a real depth of quality and variety across the contributors. Read it, closely, and then go back and read the earlier issues.
It launches officially this friday, be there!
In other Ben Ladouceur news, he is reading tonight at the Clocktower Pub in the unparalleled In/Words Monthly Reading Series (with the best poetry open-set in town). 9:00pm start on the atomic clock.