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New poetry from rob mclennan available NOW


A perimeter coverNew Star Books is pleased as punch to announce the  offi­cial pub­li­ca­tion today of A perime­ter, the new book from Ottawa poet and one-man cul­tur­al indus­try rob mclen­nan.

Three long poems com­posed between 2013 and 2016—“A Rose Con­cor­dance”; “Alta Vista Poem”; and “A perimeter”—form the spine of this book, slim though sub­stan­tial in its craft and obser­va­tions. Reflect­ing a wide read­ing prac­tice and chops honed over the course of more than two dozen books, A perime­ter is rob mclennan’s strongest and most com­pelling work yet.

mclennan’s way too busy to cel­e­brate right away—so stay ‘tooned for the Ottawa launch announce­ment. This Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 19, rob and his above/ground press will be rep­re­sent­ing at Toronto’s annu­al Meet the Press­es INDIE LITERARY MARKET, 11:30 am to 4:30pm at Trin­i­ty-St. Paul’s Cen­tre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toron­to. Then, pre­cise­ly one Sat­ur­day lat­er, on Novem­ber 26, it’ll be rob and above/ground at the semi-annu­al Ottawa Small Press Fair, noon to 5 pm, in room 203 of the Jack Pur­cell Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, Elgin Street at 320 Jack Pur­cell Lane, Ottawa. For details, try here.

Both events are free to the pub­lic!,” says Our Author. “But you should total­ly bring a hand­ful of cash …” Along with the usu­al above/ground goods & ser­vices, rob will be pack­ing copies of A perime­ter.