rob mclennan: subdivision


Blend, contract. We string small hours. Reject nostalgia. Shwa.



The word, reduced. Is lucid. Posture, you. Three handmade copies. Flower.



An elegy of scraps. A scrapture. Signature of tone.



Twenty-one days to form a habit. Meanwhile: freezing, white.



And from this day I made my. Fragment, anecdote. Who stretch.



Indulgence. What annihilates. By happenstance.



A fabric, unity. A very private footage. Sidewalks, lack.



Separate from the echo. Echo. Instability.



Classical, modified. An elegy. Distorted, scored. Through utterance.



Present, present, present. Nothing in particular.



Dismantle, silence. Application. Articulate the stone.






Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of nearly 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 longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014), The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey, 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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