New mini chapbooks

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Opening to curtains to 3 new mini chapbooks at the Ottawa small press fair at Jack Purcell tomorrow afternoon (or to a surprise 4th as well should the forces of gnomes and homes be with me).
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Alicia Cumming has a chapbook of women, mother/daughter, body image and finding one’s personal footing. Example excerpt: “suppressing, moulding,/unceasing until I become/acceptable, a doll of exquisite beauty,/deep fear the only part of me/that is left”
She’s reading tonight at the pre-small press fair reading. That’s Marilyn Irwin, Dean Steadman, Alicia Cumming and Stuart Ross at the Carleton Tavern, doors 7pm.
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Also coming out tomorrow is Anita Dolman’s latest glass studio, poems of fracturing and repair, poems about being active creators of one’s world. Example excerpt: “she breaks the glass/just like that, a new night”
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And a mini chapbook from Michael Dennis full of plain truths with quirky twists. An example excerpt: “Richard Brautigan/was blowing pot smoke rings/at a bull’s eye on a poster/with a photo of Ezra Pound”

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