C.D. Wright, ShallCross by rob mclennan01 Nov 2017, Posted by Poetry in
C.D. WRIGHT, SHALLCROSS
Who will be the author? Speak for and to and with. What did I miss? Reeling, with remedy.
A subject of big hands. Self-portrait, ibid. Taxonomy. This body an ocean. Relentless.
Intimate, charged. How deep, when the water. Conversely. If we were less civilized. Silence,
an impetus. So much anger, grief. Depletes, at long last. Time. Until no such thing. With
evening. For the purposes of this writing. Foothills, greenery. We translate, into pulses. She
has been driving since.
About the author:
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include the poetry collections Life Sentence (Flat Singles Press, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds), Touch the Donkey (touchthedonkey.blogspot.com) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. 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 robmclennan.blogspot.com.
Art: André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_arts