Notes: Hanson-Finger, Radmore, Reid, Hawkins.

rob mclennan  published a brief review of Jeremy Hanson-Finger’s The Delicious Fields this morning over at his blog. He says “what engages is watching him work the difference between what might be hidden, shown or completely lost, and what might entirely be suggested.” Thanks, rob!

In other rob-related news, Claudia Coutu Radmore recently answered 12 or 20 of his questions at Open Book: Ontario. rob’s tireless work continues to be a central part of the ongoing conversation in and around Ottawa’s small press community. If you’re interested in these things (local writers, local publishing, local happenings), why not add your voice in one form or another? The small press book fair is just around the corner, plenty of time to get a mag or chapbook press off the ground…

Claudia will also be the feature reader at the In/Words Monthly Reading Series on the last Wednesday of May. Apt. 9 will be there with Accidentals in hand. We’ll announce further details when we have them.

Monty Reid has seen another unit of his Garden series in to print through obvious epiphanies press in Japan. Others available through above/ground, Peter F. Yacht Club, Red Ceilings, and LaurelReed (am I missing others?). A serial-serial poem, these small chapbooks are great to follow. Hopefully we’ll see a complete manuscript in the near future.

Finally, I recently wrote a short piece on the book Northern Comfort over at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter. Northern Comfort is another fascinating book-object in William Hawkins already fascinating bibliography.

Now, go read a book in the sun, get off the computer!

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