rob mclennan

photo credit: Christine Mcnair

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011) and 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). He co-ordinates events including The Factory Reading Series (entering its 20th year in 2013) and the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair (founded in 1994) through the small press action network - ottawa (span-o), and hosts the (canadian) small press book fair blog, attempting to corral all the activity in the country in a single space (www.smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press (since 1993), Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan, since 2006)), The Garneau Review (www.ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (www.ottawater.com/seventeenseconds) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (www.ottawater.com, since 2005). 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 www.robmclennan.blogspot.com.

Awards
The Canadian Authors Association/Air Canada Award for Most Promising New Writer Under 30 Years of Age, 1999.
Archibald Lampman Award, for the best book of poetry in Ottawa-Carleton, shortlist, 1999
Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, runner-up,1999
Archibald Lampman Award, for the best book of poetry in Ottawa-Carleton, shortlist, 2000
The John Newlove Poetry Award, Bywords.ca, 2011

Trade Publications
Notes on drowning. (Broken Jaw Press, 1998).
bury me deep in the green wood. (ECW Press, 1999).
Manitoba highway map. (Broken Jaw Press, 1999).
The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh(Talonbooks: Vancouver, 1999)
bagne, or Criteria for Heaven (Broken Jaw Press: Fredricton, 2000)
harvest: a book of signifiers (Talonbooks, 2001)
paper hotel (Broken Jaw Press, fall 2002)
red earth (Black Moss Press, 2003)
what's left (Talonbooks, 2004)
stone, book one (Palimpsest Press, 2004)
name , an errant (Stride, 2006)
aubade (Broken Jaw Press, 2006)
The Ottawa City Project (Chaudiere Books, 2007)
white (The Mercury Press, 2007)
subverting the lyric: essays (ECW Press, 2008)
Ottawa: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008)
Alberta dispatch: interviews & writing from Edmonton (above/ground press, 2008)
gifts (Talonbooks, 2009)
a compact of words (Salmon Publishing, 2009)
missing persons (The Mercury Press, 2009)
wild horses (University of Alberta Press, 2010)
52 flowers (or, a perth edge) - an essay on Phil Hall - (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010)
kate street (Moira, 2011)
Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011)
A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011
grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011)
Songs for little sleep, (Obvious Epiphanies, 2012)

Selected Anthologies
side/lines: a new Canadian poetics (Insomniac Press, 2002)
evergreen: six new poets (Black Moss Press, 2002)
Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press / cauldron, 2003)
Decalogue: Ten Ottawa Poets (Chaudiere Books, 2006)
Decalogue 2: Ten Ottawa Fiction Writers (Chaudiere Books, 2007)

Books in Print
mclennan, rob
Poems from the Blue Horizon (Broken Jaw Press, 1994) ISBN: 0-921411-34-0.
Notes on drowning (Broken Jaw Press, 1998) ISBN: 0-921411-75-8.
bury me deep in the green wood (ECW Press, 1999) ISBN: 1-55022-379-8.
Manitoba highway map (Broken Jaw Press, 1999) ISBN: 0-921411-89-8.
The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh (Talonbooks: Vancouver, 1999) ISBN: 1896647324
bagne, or Criteria for Heaven (Broken Jaw Press: Fredricton, 2000)
Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets, editor (cauldron books, Broken Jaw Press, 2000) ISBN 0-921411-71-5
harvest: a book of signifiers (Talonbooks, 2001) ISBN 0-88922-455-2
side/lines: a new Canadian poetics (Insomniac Press, 2002) ISBN: 1894663349
evergreen: six new poets (Black Moss Press, 2002) ISBN 0887533698
paper hotel (Broken Jaw Press, fall 2002)
Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press / cauldron, 2003) ISBN 1553910125
red earth (Black Moss Press, 2003) ISBN 0-88753-381-7
what's left (Talonbooks, 2004) ISBN 0-88922-498-6
stone, book one (Palimpsest Press, 2004) ISBN 0-9733952-1-4
aubade (Broken Jaw Press, 2006) ISBN
The Ottawa City Project (Chaudiere Books, 2007) ISBN 978-0-9781601-6-6
subverting the lyric: essays (ECW Press, 2008) ISBN 13: 978-1-55022-801-4
Ottawa: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008) ISBN 9781551522326
gifts (Talonbooks, 2009) ISBN 13: 9780889226050 | ISBN 10: 889226059
wild horses (University of Alberta Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0-88864-535-7
52 flowers (or, a perth edge) - an essay on phil hall (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010) ISBN 9780557946419
kate street (Moira, 2011) ISBN 13 978-0-9816733-4-9 ISBN 0-9816733-4-1
Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011) ISBN 13: 9780889226623 | ISBN 10: 889226628
a (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011) ISBN 978-1-894543-69-9
grief notes: (BlazeVOX Books, 2011) ISBN 978-1-60964-066-8

rob mclennan
3-402 McLeod Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1A6
Canada
613 239 0337
rob_mclennan@hotmail.com

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