ISBN 978-1-926889-20-7

5.75×8.75, 64pp, /250, $20.00

Purchase book here.

Five marks the occasion of five approximately Ottawa-based poets setting off on a small reading tour. jesslyn delia smith, Jeff Blackman, Cameron Anstee, Rachael Simpson, and Justin Million are reading in four cities in five days, taking their show to Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Peterborough from October 11-15, 2014. All tour details are available here.

Five was printed at Coach House Printing in Toronto. Text was printed on 70lb Zephyr Antique Laid Paper. Covers were printed on Via Felt Natural White, with Strathmore Black Endpapers.

Five collects new work from each poet.






12 October 2015 | Ryan Pratt: “As with any multi-authored work, Five teases and pulls the reader’s attention around sections that become intimately dog-eared.”

23-27 March 2015 | Apt. 613’s “Poetry Week”: Jeff Blackman, jesslyn delia smith, Justin Million, Rachael Simpson, Cameron Anstee.

20 March 2015 | An Accord of Poets reading in the Interim Reading Series, recorded and broadcast on “Finding a Voice” (CFRC Kingston). Part 1, Part 2.

3 November 2014 | “Poetry review: An Accord of Poets – (Almost) all things in segments of five” by Emma Cullen, Arthur.

23 October 2014: Pearl Pirie on Five, “All distinct and accomplished voices from political to lyrical to minimalist.”

10 October 2014: “Special Interview with An Accord of Poets.” Open Book: Ontario.

10 October 2014: Friday Morning Special Blend, CKCU FM. [Minute 34]

8 October 2014: Click Here, CHUO FM. [Minute 20]

2 October 2014: Literary Landscape, CKCU FM. [Entire show]

30 September 2014: The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, CKUT FM. [Hour 1, Minute 23]

12 September 2014: “Ottawa Lit: Fall 2014 Preview.” Open Book: Ontario.

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