DSCN3232Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of rob mclennan’s The Key of A. A total of 50 copies were produced, 25 of which are for sale.

The Key of A is excerpted from a series of occasional poems entitled “Glossary of Musical Terms”, which respond to the eventual birth of the poet’s daughter, Rose. Each self-contained poem explores the language of music, and the music of anticipation, celebrating the mathematical cadence of words and notes. “The Key of A” asks us to consider our impulse to respond to the unpredictable challenge of parenthood with the same “precision” that we expect will produce results when applied to the linear and automated aspects of our lives. Neither every key, nor every note, is obvious.

rob mclennan is the author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, rob runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey, and the Ottawa poetry .pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

The Key of A is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at Paypal is preferred. Money orders in Canadian dollars are also accepted.


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