Editorís Notes

Hi Readers,

This month's poems are by Reid Cooper and Rebecca Geyelyn. Reid now lives in Tehran and Rebecca in New Brunswick. Great to see former Ottawans staying in touch with the city.

Have you checked out the upcoming Ottawa International Writers Festival yet? The Bywords John Newlove Award will be on October 25 and it will be a free event. You'll find out the names of this years winner and honourable mentions and last year's winner Marcus McCann will launch his Newlove award series chapbook, the Glass Jaw. We'll have music by the wonderful Companionship Registry.

The 25th is poetry night at the festival. Following our event at Southminister United Church at 6:30, head on over to the Mayfair Theatre, just down the street for the poetry cabaret with local Sandra Ridley, former resident Peter Norman, occasional visitor George Murray and M.T. Kelly.

Go visit www.writersfestival.org and buy your tickets.

Thanks to this month's selection committee

Jamie Bradley
Christine McNair
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko
Lindsey Woodward

If you have questions, comments or sticky buns, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

Amanda Earl