Chaudiere Books Launch at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Chaudiere Books Launch at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Hosted by rob mclennan
Ottawa International Writers Festival

Monday October 27, 8pm
Free event
Fox and Feather, 2nd Floor • 283 Elgin St.

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Ottawa’s Chaudiere Books was recently relaunched by rob mclennan and new co-publisherChristine McNair, and the Writers Festival is proud to be launching their 2014 poetry titles.

A riotous assemblage of long poems focusing on the crazy years of 1920s Montparnasse—a melting pot of artists and poets. Amanda Earl’s Kiki plays with language and form, taking the familiar first-person format of journaling to streams of language to snippets of visual imagery to present the wildness of those years, focusing on the persona of Kiki de Montparnasse, a maverick who—much like the poems presented here—cut across intellectual and artistic boundaries. Sexy and smart. Read more...  

An incisive and playful first book exploring language and space, Singular Plurals presents us with fictive—often surreal—images encapsulated in text that is layered in meaning, playful with language and polyphonous in tone. The poems explore the irregular spaces and tangential lines that separate and connect us, sometimes by gazing from a great distance, then zooming in for the close-up shot. Roland Prevost is a winner of Bywords’ John Newlove Poetry Award and a self-described “explorer of here/now’s edge.” Singular Plurals is his first full-length book of poetry.  

Garden is a cycling and recycling meditation on the garden, its edges and ecologies, throughout an entire calendar year. Award-winning poet and under-performing gardener Monty Reidexplores and reinvigorates the possibilities of poetic meditation over twelve full months of his home garden in Ottawa’s east end.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Doors Open 7:30 pm


brief summary of Asymptope reading at U of Ottawa on April 7, 2015

Marc Charron then introduced the next speaker, Amanda Earl, praised Ottawa poet and writer, editor and publisher extremely active on the local literary scene.  Amanda spoke briefly about Duende, about translation and play in poetry, managing in the short intro to reference an impressive diversity of poets as/also translators and artists whose work has informed her own writing.  She then read a few excerpts from Kiki, her latest collection of long poems inspired by Montparnasse between the Wars featuring Alice Ernestine Prin also known as Kiki, the Queen, poems displaying a rich array of techniques including pure invention on her part, erasure, cut ups, paraphrases, and ekphrastic poetry. [Asymptote Journal]