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Fonds F0173 - Rob McLennan fonds.

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Rob McLennan fonds.


  • 1989 (Creation)

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8.965 m of textual records.

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Canadian poet, essayist, editor and publisher rob mclennan was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 15, 1970. He is the author of fifteen poetry collections, three collections of essays, white, a novel, and Ottawa: the unknown city, as well as numerous poetry chapbooks, contributions to anthologies, reviews and a regular blog. He has edited collections of essays on Andrew Suknaski, John Newlove and George Bowering published by Guernica Editions, as well as the ottawa poetry newsletter, ottawater and He is the founder of above/ground press and ottawater and the co-founder of Chaudiere Books. In 2007-2008, he was Writer-In-Residence at the University of Alberta. He currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Additional biographical information available in Who's Who in The League of Canadian Poets, 1999/2000, p. 100.

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Donated by r. mclennan in 2008 and 2012.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; notebooks, manuscripts of poems, poetry collections, novels, essay collections, articles, book reviews, essays, conference papers, interviews and prose from rob mclennan's blog; editing and publishing files; material relating to Factory (West) Reading Series; articles, interviews, reviews and other material about r. mclennan; works by others; and miscellaneous materials of interest collected by r. mclennan.

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Text in English.

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File level inventory for Accession 855/08.16 available at repository.

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