Cameron Anstee

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February 26, 2019
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Schrödinger's Poet Readings
May 10, 2011
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August 10, 2010
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June 8, 2010
Open Mic
September 22, 2009
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July 14, 2009

Cameron Anstee

Ottawa poet and small press editor, launching his debut collection.

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing, 2018), and editor of The Collected Poems of William Hawkins (Chaudiere Books, 2015).

From Cameron Anstee

from Frank St.

three radiators in my apartment

some in a series, bled


in November for old warmth

heat rattle from lower floors


none above

the ceiling one thing, absolute


no where for heat to rise to

only slight cracks in window panes


cold air working in


floor boards burnt and warped

where fronts contact


some bits of plants fallen

from the windowsill


gathering at the roots

and dirt again




the city smells of grass


vulnerable where it was hard


the canal breaking up


water, in one way

moving across water, in an other


each April

ragged, but lived in and brighter


learning movement again

collisions do occur