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Poetry Plume in Ottawa

No Tree tonight. It’s rolled into Versefest with Tree-sponsored readers on Thursday. The Ottawa Citizen has run an article on Versefest.

Tonight the festival kicks off at 7 pm with Sir Realist (aka Nathanaël Larochette), Emilie Zoey Baker & Mark Tredinnick from Australia

9 pm Anita Lahey, Rob Winger & Brent Raycroft with the Arc night.

It continues at the Knox until some events go offsite on the weekend. Check it out at

Need more poetry of a poetry fix to hold you over? Or can’t make it to Ottawa?

Issue 6 of 17 seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics went live today with

Cameron Anstee – for VERSeFest: ‘this is the kind of poetry we want’
Nathan Dueck – from Th Passn o th Jpwn o Rc
Kathryn MacLeod:
– post landmarks
– Wandering Star (Journey to China)
rob mclennan – Shaped, and re-shaped: a short interview with Sarah Mangold
Pearl Pirie – Safety, Risk and the Brain in Poetry and Publishing
Elizabeth Robinson – On Lithography and other poems

And Cameron Anstee at his blog points out that”>Layton Symposium now has its schedule and registration up, and Michael Dennis has started a blog.

On the Bywords wire news that, 14 years in, the Plan 99 reading series has launched a site.

Related posts:

  1. Ottawa’s Poetry Festival Organized to satisfy the ever-increasing audience for poetry in Ottawa and across the country, VERSeFest is being staged by a collective of 14 Ottawa poetry groups (VERSe Ottawa), representing the...
  2. Fall Poetry Workshops in Ottawa rob mclennan will run more poetry workshops in Ottawa starting in just over a month. I’ve taken a few rounds of it and gained some orientation into what’s happening in...
  3. Ottawa Poetry Newsletter I’d also recommend reading my write-up on the Lampman-Scott Reading over at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter....

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