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Manitoba highway map
by rob mclennan

1999 / 6” x 9” / 84 pages
poetry (BISAC: POE011000)
Broken Jaw Press
ISBN 0-921411-89-8 (tp)

“One of the most promising voices of his generation”
Toronto Star

“mclennan is a poet who is going places . . .”
Prairie Fire

“this extended piece originated from a cross-Canada reading tour done in May to promote a five-poet collection I have a section in, Open 24 Hours . . . sheer continuous driving in Brenda’s car, where much of the first draft was written . . . from Regina to Winnipeg, then Saskatoon, back to Regina, & then to Calgary, all in a span of four days, with readings in each city . . . It’s amazing what the body is capable of to pass the time, stuck in the back of the car or in the front passenger seat writing poems . . .”
—rob mclennan

rob mclennan was winner of the Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award in 1999 for most promising writer under the age of 30. An Ottawa poet, reviewer, and the editor of Written in the Skin (Insomniac Press), he is the author of over two dozen poetry chapbooks and numerous books. He is editor of our cauldron books series, publisher of above/ground press literary microbrewery, and coordinator of small press action network-ottawa (span-o).
His books with Broken Jaw include being one of five poets in Open 24 Hours (1997), Notes on drowning (1998), Manitoba highway map (1999), bagne, or Criteria for Heaven (2000), editor of & contributor to Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets (2000), Paper Hotel (2002) and Groundswell, editor (2003).

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