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rob mclennan

rob mclennan

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012 and 2017. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent poetry titles include A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life sentence, (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), with a further poetry title, the book of smaller, forthcoming from University of Calgary Press in April 2022. An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics and Touch the Donkey. He is editor of my (small press) writing day, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. In spring 2020, he won ‘best pandemic beard’ from Coach House Books via Twitter, of which he is extremely proud (and mentions constantly). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at



the book of smaller. University of Calgary Press, 2022
life sentence,. Spuyten Duyvil, 2019
A halt, which is empty. Mansfield Press, 2019
How the alphabet was made,. Spuyten Duyvil, 2018
A perimeter. New Star Books, 2016
The Uncertainty Principle: stories,. Chaudiere Books, 2014
notes and dispatches: essays. Insomniac Press, 2014
If suppose we are a fragment,. BuschekBooks, 2014
Songs for little sleep,. obvious epiphanies press, 2012
grief notes:. Blaze[VOX] Books, 2012
A (short) history of l.. BuschekBooks, 2011
Glengarry. Talonbooks, 2011
kate street. Moira, 2011
52 flowers (or, a perth edge). obvious epiphanies press, 2011
wild horses. University of Alberta Press, 2010
missing persons. The Mercury Press, 2009
a compact of words. Salmon Poetry, 2009
gifts. Talonbooks, 2009
Ottawa: The Unknown City. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008
subverting the lyric: essays. ECW Press, 2008
The Ottawa City Project. Chaudiere Books, 2007
white. The Mercury Press, 2007
aubade. Broken Jaw Press, 2006
name , an errant. Stride, 2006
stone, book one. Palimpsest Press, 2004
what's left. Talonbooks, 2004
red earth. Black Moss Press, 2003
paper hotel. Broken Jaw Press, 2002
harvest: a book of signifiers. Talonbooks, 2001
bagne, or Criteria for Heaven. Broken Jaw Press, 2000
The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Talonbooks, 1999
Manitoba highway map. Broken Jaw Press, 1999
bury me deep in the green wood. ECW Press, 1999
Notes on drowning. Broken Jaw Press, 1998


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