What is your latest release and what genre is it? The most recent release is The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), but I also have two other books out this year: a second collection of literary essays, Notes and Dispatches: Essays (Insomniac Press, June 2014) and my twenty-fourth trade poetry collection, If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, September 2014).
Quick description: The Uncertainty Principle: stories, is a collection of extremely short stories about nearly everything.
Author of nearly thirty trade titles of poetry, fiction and non-fiction in a half-dozen countries, and published in over two hundred journals worldwide. Ottawa-born and situated. Has run above/ground press, The Factory Reading Series and the ottawa small press book fair for twenty years or more. Also edits/publishes ottawater, Touch the Donkey and the trade publisher Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair). Has toured extensively with Ottawa poet Stephen Brockwell.
Links to buy rob’s book:
rob mclennan’s blog
What are you working on now?
Given our newborn Rose, remarkably little. Although I’ve been poking at poems again over the past few weeks, and am hoping to complete a manuscript of short stories by the end of this year. I keep hoping to return to that novel.
rob’s reading recommendation:
can’t and won’t, Lydia Davis (FSG, 2014); For Tamara, Sarah Lang (Anansi, 2014); Mercenary English, Mercedes Eng (CUE, 2013); Gone South, Barry McKinnon (Gorse, 2013).