rob mclennan
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Appears at Tree

June 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Recent Tree Appearances

January 27, 2015
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Earlier Tree Appearances

2009

In Print

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Missing Persons
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Gifts
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Videos of rob mclennan

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January 27, 2015
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September 11, 2012
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June 14, 2011
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March 22, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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September 28, 2010
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June 8, 2010
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April 13, 2010
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October 8, 2009
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September 22, 2009
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September 8, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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July 28, 2009

rob mclennan

rob mclennan has boosted the signal of more writers than we can count while also developing and tightening his own craft, including this newest collection
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include the poetry collections Life Sentence (Flat Singles Press, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds),Touch the Donkey (touchthedonkey.blogspot.com) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

From rob mclennan

Poem for Glenora

in the stifling heat

, an Edmonton window

 

Karen Carpenter, we’ve only

just begun

 

writing against absence, a

first degree

 

at the hands of children,

a stumbling tongue

 

recreation of trees

 

what would you tell,

the crucial difference

 

of mornings, newly-made

 

May charts a change,

too cold for sunrise

 

good luck in rains

, fortune reboots

 

a lawn, in  paper corners

 

kilometre long to puzzle,

domestic habits

 

quiet in their marriage