The Ottawa City Project: poems by rob mclennan

July 13, 2007|
The Ottawa City Project: poems by rob mclennan by rob mclennan
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Working in the tradition of such previous poetry collections as Daphne Marlatt's Vancouver Poems (1972), George Bowering's Kerrisdale Elegies (1986), Joe Blades' River Suite (1998) and, closer to home, William Hawkins' own Ottawa Poems (1966), rob mclennan's thirteenth trade poetry collection The Ottawa City Project reads like a love song to a city caught between competing identities of local and national. The poems in this collection work to not only reflect the more conservative, even bureaucratic aspects of the city, but the myths of the city, and work through references and concerns that go completely against those myths, into their own stories, and into the realities of the city itself.
Born in Ottawa in 1970 at the late lamented Grace Hospital on Wellington Street near Parkdale Avenue, rob mclennan currently lives in directly between Ottawa's Chinatown and Little Italy neighbourhoods, and was called Centretown's poet laureate" by David Gladstone in The Centretown Buzz in the mid-1990s. The author of twelve previ...
Title:The Ottawa City Project: poems by rob mclennanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:148 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:148 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inPublished:July 13, 2007Publisher:Invisible PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0978160169

ISBN - 13:9780978160166

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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