ottawater, the online journal carefully assembled each year by rob mclennan, is set to unveil its ninth issue in January. I’m fortunate enough to have five poems included: "Leaving Garrison Creek", "Wind Chimes In March", "Islanding", "An August Sepia" and "Reset".
The launch for ottawater 9 will be held at Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong Street) on January 24th. Doors open at 7pm; readings at 7:30.
Despite living pretty far from Ottawa these days, I plan on attending. I’d consider making a trip for five-minutes of reading-time almost anywhere since, well – I need the experience. But I’m all the more compelled to read these poems where they were inspired, in Ottawa, while also getting a chance to hear the latest works from some of my favourite poets.