Born in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010 and was longlisted for the cbc poetry prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014), the poetry collection Songs for little sleep, (Obvious Epiphanies, 2012), and a second novel, missing persons (Mercury Press, 2009). His fiction has appeared in a variety of venues over the past few years, including The Puritan, Numero Cinq, The Windsor Review, Grain magazine, matchbooklit, Matrix magazine, Atlas Review, and Reader's Digest Canada, and he is currently working to complete a novel. He spent the 20072008 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.