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rob mclennan

Born in Ottawa, rob mclennan is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in five countries. His second novel, missing persons, was published in 2009, and his poetry collections include gifts (Talonbooks, 2009), a compact of words (Salmon, 2009), wild horses (University of Alberta Press, 2010), kate street (Moira, 2010), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011) and the forthcoming A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011) and grief notes: (BlazeVOX, 2011). A selected poems is also in the works through Ireland's Salmon Publishing. He is also author of the travel book, Ottawa: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008) and subverting the lyric: essays (ECW Press, 2008).

His poetry, fiction and critical writings have appeared in some two hundred journals in fourteen countries, including filling Station, RAMPIKE, the Globe and Mail, The Antigonish Review, and Rain Taxi. An editor and publisher, rob runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews, and other notices at He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta.

He is currently working on a collection of short stories, a poetry manuscript or two, a third novel, a fourth novel, and a creative non-fiction project involving grief, loss and family archives, titled "The Last Good Year."


previously published by Grey Borders Books:

Linden Lea (2010)