Apt. 9 is delighted to announce that Memento Mishka by Jennifer Baker and Dave Currie is now available to order.
I worked with Dave previously on Apt. 9 favourite Bird Facts, while Jennifer Baker is the author of excellent chapbooks from Trainwreck Press and above/ground press. I count them both as old friends, as I did their beloved dog Mishka whom the poems in this chapbook are about.
Romantic Woundsby Artie Gold and George Bowering is now available from Apt. 9 Press.
The chapbook is the latest published installment in Bowering’s ongoing project of “poetic exchange” with Gold’s long-lost manuscript, Romantic Words. Previous installments have appeared in Mouse Eggs, and from above/ground press. It is an honour to publish both Bowering and Gold, two of my favourite poets. I can’t wait for people to be able to read this book, and selfishly I hope that the entire manuscript sees print someday soon.
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.