Cameron Anstee

Appears at Tree

February 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
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Past Tree Appearances

2010

Videos of Cameron Anstee

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Schrödinger's Poet Readings
May 10, 2011
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Featured Reader
August 10, 2010
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Open Mic
June 8, 2010
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Open Mic
September 22, 2009
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Open Mic
July 14, 2009

Cameron Anstee

Ottawa poet and small press editor, launching his debut collection.

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing, 2018), and editor of The Collected Poems of William Hawkins (Chaudiere Books, 2015).

From Cameron Anstee

from Frank St.

three radiators in my apartment

some in a series, bled

 

in November for old warmth

heat rattle from lower floors

 

none above

the ceiling one thing, absolute

 

no where for heat to rise to

only slight cracks in window panes

 

cold air working in

 

floor boards burnt and warped

where fronts contact

 

some bits of plants fallen

from the windowsill

 

gathering at the roots

and dirt again

 

again

unexpectedly

the city smells of grass

 

vulnerable where it was hard

 

the canal breaking up

 

water, in one way

moving across water, in an other

 

each April

ragged, but lived in and brighter

 

learning movement again

collisions do occur