Category Archives: poetry

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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When I Was Metal (from Nightshift #5)

This piece originally appeared in Nightshift #5, a zine I co-produce with my girlfriend Abby Kashul. The physical zine has some sweet collage design elements and a bit more writing, so if you want to grip a copy leave your … Continue reading

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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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Another Year; Some More Readings that Were Good that Maybe You Want to Hear About; A List

Last year I did a brief round-up of the best readings I caught in Ottawa, so as 2014 rounds to a close I’ve decided to do the same. In 2013 I was very new to the local scene, so I … 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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No Fire in Hell: JC Bouchard’s Portraits

JC Bouchard – Portraits 2014, In/Words Magazine and Press 28 pages, $7 (Buy) Whenever you look in the mirror there is a post-it note that says You are also a mirror. – from “Portraits” The JC Bouchard in JC Bouchard’s … Continue reading

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blog tour hem haw

My friend and fellow poet Marilyn Irwin asked me to answer a few quick questions about my own writing, so I did. Find her entry here. What am I working on? I’m not really a project-oriented writer, which is to … Continue reading

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New review over at In/Words Blog

I’ve got a fairly curmudgeonly-sounding review of NYC online journal Squawk Back over on the In/Words blog. It was commissioned a few months back, but is now seeing daylight. Go sunbathe in it. JM’s JaM: Dr. Octagon – Halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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OZO! Zines #13: Avonlea Fotheringham Acknowledgements and Poems

Acknowledgements and Poems Avonlea Fotheringham, 24 pages (+5 track CD) “You said: surrender without weakness, and I didn’t say (should’ve said): teach me. You saw reinvention: not submissiveness; not Ermine bound up in Wire.” – From Acknowledgements Ottawa poetry is … Continue reading

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OZO! Zines #11: Amanda Earl Amanda Randomage

Amanda Randomage: 14 Sticker Poems Amanda Earl (le Temps des cerises), 14 pages There’s something about paint layered thickly on paper under your fingertips, like running your hands over lizard skin. Local poet and publisher Amanda Earl has made a … Continue reading

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