Category Archives: Ottawa

Juxtaposition is finished: Ian Martin’s Climbing Out of Other Peoples Hands

Climbing Out of Other Peoples Hands Ian Martin (website), In/Words, 2016 $7 (Buy here) Archive of Google Searches from August 2013 instructions on opening yourself up instructions on cutting yourself open top five safest methods of self-surgery ways to clean … Continue reading

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New poem in (parenthetical) zine; Ottawa Zine Off! on horizon

Go read. Go make. JM’s JaM: Deep Purple – Lazy

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New chapbook kids, upcoming reading, notes

My new poetry chapbook kids with Toronto’s Hurtin’ Crüe Press is complete and available for purchase from their etsy store for a modest $2, or for $15 as part of a subscription pack including a number of back items and … Continue reading

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Vinyl Atrocity: Stuart McLean on Literary Landscape

Dave Currie’s run on CKCU’s Literary Landscape is known among the scarce, hardy folk who know Literary Landscape intimately for its occasional outlandish concept episodes. This past May, Dave and I sat down to write an episode featuring the Vinyl … Continue reading

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Passion: Poetry Mystery

Sometime between the hours of 5 and 7am, I finally fell asleep after a long, uncharacteristic night of intense writing. At 8pm, I had felt an incredible torpor that pinned me where I lay, but afterward it relaxed and it … Continue reading

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Broken Pencil review, Small Talk and other bits

Popping in to mention the folks at Broken Pencil were good enough to review a past issue of my zine, Nightshift. Cool! Of course, publicly posting the email address I use to manage the mountains of queries I get from … Continue reading

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An Alternative Ottawa Tour Guide (Or Some Things That Don’t Suck Here, from YOW! Zine)

Local zine linchpin Lily Pepper recently put together a compilation zine of writing by Ottawa writers about this selectively remarkable town; it’s called YOW! There’s a bitter/sober bit calling Ottawa a third-place city and comparing it to winning a set … Continue reading

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Nightshift #4 taster

I’m forever spending way too much time creating backgrounds for my zines which I then cover over completely with blocks of taped-on text. Here are a few of the weird collages I made for the new issue to give you … Continue reading

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My Fun Day at the Church of Scientology (from Nightshift #2)

The Ottawa Zinesters Read! event is coming up July 22 at Pressed, and I wanted to provide a little sample of my zine writing for those who haven’t picked up an issue of Nightshift (or Night Shift, I go back … Continue reading

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Thanks for Nothing, Sunshine (A Dave Currie Film)

Here’s the director’s cut version of another short film I helped my friend Dave Currie make. Also stars Chris Johnson. Hope you enjoy:

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