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The idea of the Garneau Review journal is simple enough, a variant of what I’d been doing the previous half-decade through my annual ottawater. Appearing roughly twice a year, each issue of The Garneau Review will be guest-edited. With the focus on Edmonton poets and poetry, contributors will be exclusively selected from current and former residents of the City of Edmonton, Alberta showcasing and expanding what it means to be a writer in the city known as “Gateway to the North.” What do I know about Edmonton? Enough to know that I don’t know enough, that there is too much going on here for eastern Ontario me to mine alone. Enough to know that they know what they’re doing, and have done already for years, whether or not you’ve been paying attention.

rob mclennan
Ottawa, Ontario
June 2009
Garneau Theatre