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Gail Scott on how Writing is a lot like Living

Gail Scott, author of The Obituary and Spare Parts, talks to blogger Rob McLennan about her creative processes and about the theoretical concerns that underwrite her craft.

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Nov 12 | Barwin and Fiorentino in Ottawa

Nov 12

Gary Barwin (The Porcupinity of the Stars) and Jon Paul Fiorentino (Indexical Elegies) visit Ottawa to launch their new books and read with Chris Turnbull. The event, lovingly hosted by rob mclennan, takes place upstairs at the Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong Street).

Three Poets at the Carleton Tavern
presented by span-o, hosted by rob mclennan

Location: 
Carleton Tavern
223 Armstrong Street upstairs
Ottawa, ON
Canada
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12 or 20 questions with Lisa Robertson

rob mclennan interviews Lisa Robertson (Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip) on his blog. The interview covers everything from Robertson's future projects ('an orchard') to past careers (as a cook and a bookseller) and thoughts on occupying simultaneous points in time.

From the interview:

What kinds of questions are you trying to answer with your work?

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12 or 20 questions with Matthew Tierney

Read rob mclennan's Q & A (19 questions, to be exact) with Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit), posted on mclennan's blog.

From the interview:

David W. McFadden once said that books come from books, but are there any other forms that influence your work, whether nature, music, science or visual art?

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Jen Currin at Ottawa poetry reading

May 8

Jen Currin (Hagiography) reads with Kim Minkus and Christine Leclerc in an event hosted by rob mclennan on Friday, May 8, at the Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong Street) in Ottawa. Doors open at 7 p.m. and readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa poetry reading
with Jen Currin, Christine Leclerc and Kim Minkus
hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, May 8, 2009
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street
Ottawa, ON
7:30 p.m. (Doors at 7)
Free

Location: 
Carleton Tavern
upstairs 223 Armstrong Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada
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rob mclennan on the nuance of What Stirs

By rob mclennan
The Danforth Review
February 1 2009

Brain Mixing Board (active)

I have no idea I mean you focused
I mean no idea I have you focused
to my gosh

In Toronto writer Margaret Christakos' sixth poetry collection and seventh book, What Stirs, she works again in her recombinative ways, working her own twists and re-imaginings to make newer from what she has already made new.

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Jill Hartman answers 12 or 20 Questions

Jill Hartman (A Painted Elephant) is the latest Coach House author to be interrogated by rob mclennan.

'As the author of A Painted Elephant, I called myself a disjunctive narrative poet.

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Sarah Lang answers 12 or 20 Questions from rob mclennan

Sarah Lang, author of the brand-new poetry collection The Work of Days, recently answered some questions from University of Alberta writer-in-residence rob mclennan. Visit the website to read the interview:

http://albertawriting.blogspot.com/2007/10/12-or-20-questions-with-sarah-lang.html

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Jessica Westhead answers 18 Questions

Jessica Westhead, author of the highly anticipated Pulpy and Midge, was recently interviewed by rob mclennan and answered 12 or 20 Questions he had.

Jessica talks about writing her first novel, the importance of Kool and the Gang and zombie cats.

You can read the entire intervew at http://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2007/09/12-or-20-questions-for-j

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Vallum reviews Human Resources

By rob mclennan
Vallum: Contemporary Poetry
August 2007

I kill my sentence and Celan is totally blown out of the

water caught up by the Swan's brute squirt.

Not warm hard phallus but Bataille, bleached WASP and

feeling like you've lost your ship.

Can we link this a bit to Leda and his own decomposing,

develop her rhetor-tribadistic touch?

It's a mishmash, witness the orphan organs and Carson

end-dated out of this sixfold slippage.

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