Saturday, November 19, 2022

Robert Hogg (1942 - 2022)

I'm very sorry to hear that Robert Hogg has passed. Like many in the CanLit world, I only learned he had entered palliative care for a returning cancer via rob mclennan. I wrote Bob a short note, knowing that it might not reach him and that he'd likely get many such. We'd known each other less than a year; I didn't want to make demands on his time. I was delighted that he replied on what turned out to be the day before his death.

Robert was a contributor to +doc.3, and someone I knew previously only by his reputation, as a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, and editor of the influential early little magazine TISH at UBC in the 1960s. He sent me a couple of poems back in January, having heard about my magazine via Grant Wilkins. I was delighted to be able to publish one of them, and to get to know him a little through our emails.

Cameron Anstee has a moving remembrance on his site. Pearl Pirie has one as well and I'm sure there will be others in the coming days. I'm glad I met Bob. I wish I'd known him longer.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Pushcart nominations, 2022

One of the things I really enjoy about running a small press is being able to send prize nominations off. null pointer press is print-based (because I like print), so Best of the Net is out, but I get to nominate work for the Pushcart Prize and so I definitely do.

This year I'm pleased to announce I'm nominating:

- Notes on Feral Gods, by Grant Wilkins (+doc.2)

- BLOOMS, PAINS, STRATEGIES, by Amanda Earl (+doc.2)

- "John Charley - Stacking Hay - Successful Indian Farmer", by Robert Hogg (+doc.3)

- Hibernia Mon Amour, by ryan fitzpatrick (+doc.3)

Sunday, July 24, 2022

+doc.3

 

    No it will be inspiring when the sun rises over the tankers at Kitimaat but 

    no it will be sublime when the sun sets over Hibernia but

    no it will not be a problem after you shotgun these tailings but 

    no there will absolutely be a long tail on these historical conditions but

        - Ryan Fitzpatrick, from "Hibernia Mon Amour"

 


With summer fully upon us, +doc.3 is now out in the world. This issue features work by Robert Hogg and ryan fitzpatrick. Robert Hogg taught poetry at Carleton University for thirty-eight years, and in the 1960s was an editor of the influential little magazine TISH. He is the author of five books of poetry and six chapbooks, and his work has appeared in dozens of periodicals, most recently Pamenar Online; Empty Mirror; The CafĂ© Review; Dispatches; Arc; Some;  BlazeVox Online Journal; The Typescript; Caesura; Ottawater 16; Sulfur Surrealist Jungle, Periodicities among others. Recent chapbooks include: from LAMENTAIONS (above/ground), Ranch Days—for Ed Dorn (Battleaxe), Ranch Days—the McIntosh (Hawk/weed) A Quiet Affair – Vanc ’63 (Trainwreck), The Red Menace (Hogwallow) and Apothegms (Apt 9). Forthcoming book length titles include: Lamentations; The Cariboo Poems; Amber Alert; Not to Call it Chaos – The Vancouver Poems; Oh Yeah—More Poems. In progress are The Offending Temple, Furtherings, and Ill Parodies – O, a selection of satires. A new trade book, Postcards, from America, is expected from CHAX Press in 2022. The Spoken Web podcast did a great podcast on Robert and his work - check it out!

ryan fitzpatrick is a Toronto/Tkaronto-based poet and critic. He is the author of four books of poetry, including the recent Coast Mountain Foot (Talonbooks 2021) and the forthcoming Sunny Ways (Invisible 2023). He also runs the online-based micropress Model Press, whose items are available free to download on his site.

To purchase a copy, PayPal me or E-transfer jcd748@mail.usask.ca (Canada: $4, US and International $6, payable in CAD) and include your name and mailing address. Happy reading!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

+doc.2 - "threes"

Revelation

…1…The Book of the Law was dictated to Aleister Crowley by the Holy Guardian Angel Aiwass through the mediumship of Rose Edith Kelly—at least two of whom were drunk at the time.

- Grant Wilkins, from "Notes on Feral Gods"


 

The second issue of +doc is now available, and at 23 pages features poems by Ottawa poets Amanda Earl and Grant Wilkins. Both poems work outward from threes, whether in the title of Earl's "BLOOMS, PAINS, STRATEGIES", or in Wilkins' 3x3 structure-and-substructure in "Notes on Feral Gods".

To purchase a copy, PayPal me or E-transfer jcd748@mail.usask.ca (Canada: $4, US and International $6, payable in CAD) and include your name and mailing address. Thank you, and happy reading!

Robert Hogg (1942 - 2022)

I'm very sorry to hear that Robert Hogg has passed . Like many in the CanLit world, I only learned he had entered palliative care for a ...