rob mclennan


last night: thirteen lines
(for tina

1. winsome ways her three-pronged, your

2. exhibition sound raise echoes; sirens, lights

3. nervous tension shakes foundations lay

4. ______________________

5. would give ontology; ontological

6. a capacity of rooms & windows, wishing

7. the sleep of a small frame; curtain

8. ______________________

9. a party patsy cline vodka song & dance

10. I am off no map for counting; cats

11. shepherd in her dance hall view

12. ______________________

13. says, its the species that troubles

rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital city. The author of a dozen trade collections of poetry, he has a number of projects forthcoming, including The Ottawa City Project (2007, Chaudiere Books: Canada) and a compact of words (2007, Salmon: Ireland) as well as a collection of literary essays with ECW Press in Toronto. He often posts rants, reviews, essays and other blather at his increasingly clever blog:

Fantastic! rob mclennan's one of our country's greatest poets. Glad to see he's catching on abroad ;)
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