It was very kind of Ben Ladouceur to ask me some questions about Apt. 9 and small press things, and to let me ramble on in my answers. Thanks Ben, and thanks Open Book for publishing it! The Same Aspirations Persist: An Interview with Cameron Anstee, editor of Apt. 9 Press “In 2016, three ofContinue reading “Interview, Open Book”
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
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!”
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”
Now available from Apt. 9 Press, This End of the World: Notes to Robert Kroetsch by Lea Graham. Read about it here, and purchase it through our Etsy site (along with our fantastic backlist titles!).
Currently in production: This End of the World: Notes to Robert Kroetsch by Lea Graham (available April 2016).
I have been quietly updating individual book pages with reviews and notes as they appear, but haven’t been promoting those reviews here on the main page. Below you’ll find notes on our 2015 books. Thanks to everyone that took the time to read and think about our publications this year. If you said something somewhereContinue reading “2015 Reviews”
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”
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”
Forthcoming from Apt. 9 Press, available November 2015: Small Waterways by Nelson Ball solar-powered light bulb and the lake’s achy tooth by Michael e. Casteels Production is underway.