September 24th, 2007

rob’s clever blog

Rob’s Clever Blog

Another writing/reading/publishing blog I can recommend whole-heartedly is rob mclennan’s blog. He is an Ottawa-based poet and publisher, and in this case putting the geographical location first isn’t a nod to form—he is fiercely pro-Ottawa; he publishes/promotes/pushes Ottawa writers and artists and seems to create a really wonderful community there. However, he is omnivorous and does a fairly exhaustive job of covering all of Canada on his various websites—once, when I ran into him at Future’s, he even mentioned me, which was quite frankly one of the coolest things that ever happened to me.

To say mr. mclennan is prolific is a sizeable understatement—he writes about everything, all the time, and it’s really hard to keep up. That website mentioned above connects to half-a-dozen other ones, including one for his new series, “12 or 20 Questions,” which I am loving since it’s interviews (of certain prescribed lengths, natch) with various Canadian authors. I am *very* nosy about other writers’ process, so I am addicted to those. Anyway, whatever your interests, if you get yourself on the mailing list you can receive an occasional index of what’s going on the blog and elsewhere, which helps keep the reading level manageable. Really, one could make a profession out of *reading* the blog, so I’m not sure how he finds time to *write* it. Fantastic.

Lots of people in your world / but I want to be your boy

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