I recently had the opportunity to write a piece on William Hawkins for Ottawa’s Guerilla Magazine. The article discusses Bill’s place in Ottawa’s (and Canada’s) literary history, and my own experience of discovering, reading and publishing Bill’s work. As well, two of the poster poems (“King Kong Goes to Rotterdam” and “A Song of Flowers”) are reproduced alongside an original poster from 1962 advertising a reading by Bill at the infamous Le Hibou Cafe.

The online edition is up now. Read the article here, and be sure to read the rest of the issue. Guerilla is a consistently excellent publication that cares about the arts in all their manifestations in this city.

The print edition should be available next week around Ottawa. As well, the new issue launches tomorrow night (Saturday 11 December 2010) at the Mercury Lounge. Full details here.

Thanks to Guerilla editor Tony Martins for the opportunity to contribute to such an exciting project.

Published by Cameron Anstee

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa.

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