bpNichol Chapbook Award on CBC “All in a Day”

Thanks to Alan Neal for having me on the show to speak about Nelson Ball and Small Waterways. Listen back to the whole show here. Nelson Ball's award-winner, held by Cameron Antsee, is sold out. He says get Chewing Water instead. @mansfieldpress pic.twitter.com/K5H2egG9rT — Alan Neal (@alannealottawa) November 22, 2016  

Nelson Ball wins the 2016 bpNichol Chapbook Award!

Apt. 9 Press is thrilled to be able to say that Nelson Ball has won the 2016 bpNichol Chapbook Award for his chapbook Small Waterways, published by Apt. 9 Press in 2015. Read the full press release here. Congratulations, Nelson! Beyond our excitement at Nelson winning, the award feels especially resonant given Nelson’s long relationshipContinue reading “Nelson Ball wins the 2016 bpNichol Chapbook Award!”

Small Press Book Fair, Reviews

Apt. 9 Press will be present at the upcoming Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday, June 18th. Sadly, I will not be personally present (though for exciting reasons; I’ll be speaking at this conference in Montreal). Jeff Blackman (poet, friend, father, neighbour, gardener, and publisher of Horsebroke Press), will be running a half-Apt. 9,Continue reading “Small Press Book Fair, Reviews”

Ottawa Small Press Book Fair & Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Come see Apt. 9 Press at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair tomorrow. Same book fair place, same book fair time as usual: 12:00-5:00pm at the Jack Purcell Community Centre. We’ll have brand new titles from Nelson Ball and Michael e. Casteels, still-fairly-new titles from Marilyn Irwin and Lillian Nećakov, and somewhat-less-new-but-still-exciting titles from Christine McNair , Ben Ladouceur, and the Accord ofContinue reading “Ottawa Small Press Book Fair & Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market”

An Accord of Poets – One-Year Anniversary and Sale

One year ago today, I was excited and lucky to be starting a five-day poetry reading tour with Jesslyn Gagno, Jeff Blackman, Justin Million, and Rachael Simpson. We read in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Peterborough (and later Kingston). Apt. 9 published its first book with a spine to coincide with the tour, and today, to mark the one year-anniversary, that book is on sale forContinue reading “An Accord of Poets – One-Year Anniversary and Sale”