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Written Reviews and Musings

above/ground press

Ottawa-based poetry chapbook + broadside publisher; publisher of STANZAS magazine, for long poems/sequences; edited/published by rob mclennan

Apt. 9 Press

Apt. 9 Press is based in Ottawa, ON. We publish handmade chapbooks of poetry and short fiction in limited editions by new and established writers. Our first titles were launched in August 2009.


Wedged between the two cultural behemoths of Canada, our humble capital city often looks a little staid and stuffy in comparison. Yet behind this polite facade is a growing number of the backyard avant-garde: people and businesses who organize drag-queen bingo, underground art galleries, and concerts in their living rooms. Ottawa has all the ingredients for a delicious culture stew; however, a little somethin-somethin is missing. Our mission at apartment613 is to dig up Ottawas cultural truffles, dip them in chocolate and serve them to you with a side of style. Warning: our product contains only local ingredients, high doses of irreverence and traces of nuts.

Ben Ladouceur

local poet's professional website (poetry etc.)

Cameron Anstee

Literary. Ottawa. Ephemera

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild-Ottawa Valley Chapter

Originally formed as the Bytown Book Artists, the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG [pronounced cabbage]) is a volunteer-run organization whose mandate is to create a spirit of community among bookbinders and book artists and between these individuals and the wider book community; to promote greater public awareness of bookbinding and the book arts; and to foster excellence in bookbinding and the book arts by organizing education opportunities and exhibitions. Membership in the CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter is open to any individual interested in the art of the book including, but not limited to, bookbinders and book decorators; book collectors, dealers, archivists, and conservators; librarians; calligraphers; paper-makers and marblers; letterpress and other printers; and wood engravers. The CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter meets the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) from 7 to 9 pm.

Capital Slam Blog

The Capital Poetry Collective (CPC) is a group of dedicated volunteers who are supporters and/or practitioners of spoken word poetry. The aim and practice of the Collective is to produce series, showcases and artistic initiatives that advance the awareness of and interest in performance poetry in the National Capital Region.

Carol A. Stephen

Carol is a poet & Bywords selector. The blog also includes notices about upcoming Ottawa-area literary events and an exhaustive list of writing contests.

Catina Noble

the blog of one of our selectors for

Chris Tanasescu

University of Ottawa Visiting Scholar, poet and translator

Christian McPherson

Ottawa poet and novelist

Chrysalis Zine

local Ottawa indie print magazine

Conduit Canada

Conduit Canada is a small magazine dedicated to the small mag & press in Canada. It will also act as a resource for Late Modernist poetry in Canada. We will be posting updates on our print activity and media that cant be incorporated into print media. Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gibbon

Day Moon Rising by Terry Ann Carter

DAY MOON RISING, poetry from Cambodia. To be released Spring 2012

Dusty Owl Blog

This is another place where you can hear about what we're up to, and how you can get involved. Watch this blog for not only notices about upcoming Dusty Owl events, but also for links to friends' websites and blogs!

Finding a voice with Bruce Kaufman on cfrc 101.9fm

recordings from interviews & readings in Kingston, Ontario

Greg Frankson (a.k.a. Ritallin)

Greg Frankson (a.k.a. Ritallin) is a spoken word artist, arts educator, creative services consultant, writer, musician and social activist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Pearl says "Humanyms is my verbal sketchpad for playing in and ruminating over what it is to be human. Common, but not exclusive themes are: laughter, peace and social justice. Snippets of life and poetry in progress makes guest appearances."

Hurtin' Crue

a D.I.Y. published based in Ottawa and Saskatchewan

Ikenna Onyegbula

Ottawa spoken word poet

Jessica Ruano

the most exquisite moments Jessica Ruano ~ getting turned on by the arts

JM Francheteau

Ottawa poet

John W. MacDonald

Comments from a reader on events and other more or less interesting happenings in Ottawa.

Jon Paul Fiorentino (Lurch Fever)

Jon Paul Fiorentino rocks your world in fairly insignificant ways.

Kado Ottawa

local Haiku group

Kathryn Hunt's blog

local writer Kathryn Hunt

Kim Kilpatrick's blog

Kim discusses the great things about being blind and posts info on storytelling events.

Marie Bilodeau

Ottawa area author and storyteller

Marilyn Irwin

Marilyn’s work has been published by above/ground press Arc Poetry Magazine (where she is a Contributing Editor), BywordsIn/Words, and New American Writing, among others.

Max Middle

Max Middle

Michael Dennis

Michael Dennis was born in London, Ontario in 1956. His first book, quarter on it's edge, was published in 1979. Since then, he has published fourteen books, his work has been widely published in journals and magazines.

Micro Bubl

Bardia Sinae's reviews of chapbooks/micro-presses/poems

Mystery Maven Canada

News, reviews and schmooze by and about Canadian mystery writers.

Natalie Hanna

natalie hanna is an Ottawa lawyer working with low income populations, and an alumna of carleton and ottawa u. her writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal relational themes.

Notes from a Cartwheel

Bywords selector Christine McNair's excuse to avoid difficult elements in favour of whimsy and eclecticism.

Ottawa Poetry Newsletter

A site for reviews, interviews & calls for submissions involving Ottawa writers & writing.

Out Of The Woodwork

poetry and poetics discussion out of Montreal

Page, Stage and Rage

A place for personal reflection, creative outlets and commentary from Greg "Ritallin" Frankson, a poet/writer based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Post traumatic modernism brought to you by Stephen Rowntree

Pressed Zine Rack

zines at Pressed, 750 Gladstone

Project Reclamation

Project Reclamation is about sharing our inheritance of female courage and creativity with the rest of the art scene. We exist to combine our humanity to bring honour to womens creative herstories and futures.

Radial Symmetry

blog of writer Megan Butcher

Rob Winger

Rob Winger's first book, Muybridges Horse, was named a Globe and Mail Best Book for 2007, and was shortlisted for the Governor Generals Award, Ottawa Book Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry. An active editor and teacher, Rob recently completed a PhD in literature and cultural studies in Ottawa. He and his family live in the folk-rock hills northeast of Toronto. His second collection of poetry is The Chimney Stone (2010).

Ron Silliman

A weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics.

Rusty Priskie

Rusty Priskie shares his poetry, commentary and recaps of Capital Slam Events

Ruthanne Edward ~ Storyteller

a Canadian storyteller, based in Ottawa, talks about the Canadian storytelling scene

Sterliing Lynch

local author who also writes the Ottawa Arts Newsletter

Stuart Ross


the Breathings of My Heart

local writer Allison Armstrong talks about writing.

the East Block Irregulars

Ottawa's voice for science fiction literature

the Entroper

The Entroper is an online literary journal seeking works of fiction, poetry, art and photography that is fresh, surreal and reflects the ever-changing dialogue between new writers and readers. We look for works that play in the in-betweens: of summer and winter, of order and chaos, of traditional and experimental.

the Jeff Blackman

local Ottawa writer

The Notes Taken

Book reviews on politics, philosophy, art and fiction.

the Ottawa Blog Library

anada's national capital region has thousands of bloggers. The aim of this site is to build a database of as many blogs as possible (see links on the right hand side), while providing regular updates on what Ottawa's bloggers are saying. If you have suggestions or tips in regard to bloggers in Ottawa and surrounding areas, please feel free to email me at: abustos2 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

the Writer's Pantheon

Steve Artelle's exploration of the muses, deities, and endless examples of other supernatural characters associated with the craft of writing in cultures around the world.

the Writers' Room

Ottawa Screenwriters

touch the donkey

a new magazine by above/ground press

Vanessa Davies Live

blog of Bywords selector Vanessa Davies

VERSeOttawa Blog

VERSe Ottawa is a collective of Ottawa organizations who curate and produce reading and performance series.

Voices of Venus

Voices of Venus is a monthly showcase of womens spoken word and live literature, held in Ottawa, Ontario.

Words to Live By

Words to Live By is the latest monthly series to hit Ottawas poetry scene! The shows kick off with an open mic for anyone to step up to the mic and speak their voice. We also feature up-and-coming local poets, as well as seasoned veterans around the country.