for the next ten days you will find me at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. i don't know how much blogging i'll have time or lucidity to do, but blogging on poetry stuff will happen over at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter.
please come and visit the Bywords table at the mini small press fair at the festival, taking place from noon to six pm. Bywords will have a variety of chapbooks and journals available, including Sean Moreland's Lupercalia (Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award Series), Compositions by Jamie Bradley (AngelHousePress, 2008), the first six years of the Bywords Quarterly Journal, beautifully created chapbooks by pooka press run by former & oft return Ottawan Warren Dean Fulton, Marcus McCann's wondrous chapbooks by Rubicon Press, the Onion Union and so much more. other presses involved include above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, In/Words, the Puritan, Dusty Owl ...
at 6pm come and hear about the local literary scene at the Meet the Movers and Shakers Reception, then after that find out who won the Ottawa City book awards and the Lampman-Scott award for poetry. all for free!
and that's just the first day of the festival...phew...can't wait to see you there.