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Notes and dispatches
By (author): rob mclennan
9781554831265 Paperback, Trade English General Trade LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian Jul 31, 2014
$19.95 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0 in | 0 lb 292 pages Insomniac Press
Rob McLennan is one of the most original and engaging literary commentators in Canada. Notes and Dispatches is the first collection of his essays, reviews and interviews. The collection ranges widely from an interview with Ken Sparling to a review of Richard Brautigan’s selected works to ruminations about the Chelsea Hotel. McLennan brings his unique perspective to each topic as his keen eye reveals sudden depth and understanding to every subject.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of some two dozen trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the CAA/Air Canada Prize in 1999, the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2013. His most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (2014), the poetry collection Songs for little sleep, (2012), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). His poetry, fiction and critical work has appeared in over two hundred publications worldwide, including Open Letter, The Globe & Mail, Jacket2, Rain Taxi, RAMPIKE, Prairie Fire, New American Writing, The Antigonish Review, filling Station, Arc Poetry Magazine, Numero Cinq, The Capilano Review, Literary Review of Canada, The Colorado Review, American Letters + Commentaries and The Poetic Front, and he has been a regular columnist for Open Book: Ontario since 2009. An editor and publisher for over twenty years, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics ( and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater ( 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

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