Justin Million, branta, ottawater

Apt. 9 is busy scheming new books (and studying for a qualifying exam in book history) at the moment, but here are some links to help pass the time.

Apt. favourite Justin Million has a new poem up at another Apt. 9 favourite, Peter Gibbon’s Conduit Canada blog. Conduit has been running a new Sunday Canadian Poetry Round-up project for the last month. It’s a great initiative to keep track of, and one that we hope will continue.

rob mclennan put together an end-of-year list for branta focusing on Canadian poetry chapbooks of 2012. It’s a solid list, and one that makes me mourn how few of these presses I actually know anything substantial about. Apt. 9  is thrilled to see our two 2012 titles, Phil Hall’s A Rural Pen and Rachael Simpson’s Eiderdown, among such fine company. Thanks, rob!

The latest issue of ottawater went live earlier this month. It is being launch this coming Thursday. The issue has new work from a ton of great people, including Monty Reid and Ben Ladouceur whom Apt. 9 has had the joy of publishing, and a host of people we are desperate to publish (and in some cases will be publishing shortly). The launch is January 24 at the Carleton Tavern (233 Armstrong) at 7:30pm. These events can be counted on for a wide range of work from a wide range of poets. Be there.

Stay warm. Stay inside if you can. Take a nap. Read some poems!

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