Little Free Libraries

Swap boxes and Little Free Libraries are one of life’s urban delights. Here’s a guide to LFL in Ottawa. It’s extensive and got a map of all the beauties. btw, since you’re here, click over to my Instagram, or my Patreon.

Mini-Interview: Bernice Angeline Sorge

It constantly astonishes me how many are bursting with talent and have decades of accomplishment. I don’t seem to get used to it. Ditch Walker (Yarrow, 2021) is an 87-page book of gentle haiku by Bernice Angeline Sorge of Dunham, Quebec. She has been an internationally known printmaker, (and occasional counterfeiter) for decades, and now […]

Checking In: With Laurie Koensgen

Laurie Koensgen has published fifty-odd poems nationally and internationally since that first phafours credit with Where There’s Fire (2013) Laurie Koensgen (KŌNS-gən) is an Ottawa writer and educator. She was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry 2018, received honourable mentions in Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize 2018 and The New Quarterly’s Occasional […]

Checking In: Rhonda Melanson

Rhonda Melanson appeared in the 2011 Air Out/In Air, a chapbook anthology for the Guatamala Stove Project . Since then she and the organization have done a lot on their own trajectories. A graduate of Queen’s University Artist In The Community Education Program, Rhonda Melanson has been published in several print and online magazines, including […]

Mini-interview: Shelley A. Leedahl

Shelley A. Leedahl  has written thirteen books, the most recent of which is the poetry collection, Go (Radiant Press, 2022) which caught my attention with its lively down-to-earth and grounded yet lifting past mundane poems. (See the Go book launch.)  Mine is a very marked up copy of ooh, like that. Such as “What I Left […]