Apt. 9 is delighted to be able to announce that Pearl Pirie has won the 2022 Nelson Ball Prize for her Apt. 9 chapbook, rain’s small gestures. It was a privilege to work with Pearl on this chapbook in 2021, and I couldn’t be happier to see it recognized with this prize (and for it to be the first chapbook to win the award). Congratulations, Pearl!
Marilyn Irwin’s ghost ships is now available from Apt. 9 Press.
Apt. 9 had the great privilege of working with Marilyn Irwin back in 2015 on her chapbook the blue, blue there, which went on to be shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. It was a pleasure to work with her again, and I am excited for people to be able to read these new poems from her. Full book details here.
Review copies are available, please contact us here.
Apt. 9 Press is proud to announce the publication of Nelson Ball’s A Letter to Amanda Bernstein and a Checklist of Weed/Flower Press, Ball’s third chapbook with Apt. 9. This non-fiction account of Ball’s work as publisher of the legendary Weed/Flower Press is a vital contribution to the ongoing documentation of Ball’s small press work. It will be available for sale at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on June 22, 2019 (details here), and online thereafter.
Finally available for purchase is the dos-a-dos broadside Apt. 9 published in the Fall, featuring a poem each by jesslyn delia smith and Jeff Blackman. Read more about it here, and purchase it at Etsy here
Apt. 9 is very excited to announce the publication of Elisha May Rubacha’s too much nothing. Rubacha is the editor and publisher of Peterborough’s bird, buried press and her contributions to the arts scene in her city recently put her on the shortlist for Peterborough’s Outstanding Emerging Artist Award. Apt. 9 loves to publish people who spend their time making books by others, and we’re very happy to have the privilege of publishing Rubacha’s excellent book.
You can read about the book here, and buy it here.