Hot Ottawa Voices

Each year Tree hosts Hot Ottawa Voices, a special reading to recognize upcoming poets without a trade collection.


Poets who have been recognized as Hot Ottawa Voices are:

2017: Robin McLachlan, Nina Drystek and Sarah MacDonell

2016: JM Francheteau and Jeff Blackman

2015: Susan Atkinson, Karen Massey and David Stymeist

2014: Gabriel Wainio-Théberge, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Marilyn Irwin

2013: Mike Caesar and Anita Dolman

2012: David Blaikie, Guy Simser, Shai Ben-Shalom, Carol Stephen

2011: Bardia Sinaee, Kathryn Hunt, Frances Boyle

2010: Cameron Anstee, Christine McNair, Gillian Wallace
2009: Chris Jenning, Gwendolyn Guth, Sean Moreland
2008: Amanda Earl, Pearl Pirie, Roland Prevost
2007: Emily Falvey, Jacqueline Lawrence, Marcus McCann, Sandra Ridley
2006: Jesse Ferguson, Gwendolyn Guth, Robyn Jeffrey, Nicholas Lea

Local Lights

Local Lights features Local Readers who show promise and may have chapbooks already.

2016: a.m. kozak, Jenny Haysom, Lesley Strutt
2015: LM Rochefort + Margaret Zielinski
2014: Margo LaPierre + Matt Jones