Sandra Ridley is a brilliant Ottawa poet (originally from Saskatchewan, but why hold a grudge?). She’ll be reading on Wednesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. at Woody’s on Elgin Street as part of the launch for Apt. 9 Press, an area chapbook press that handmakes all its titles. Sandra’s new book is called Rest Cure. Joining her will be two other Ottawa poets with new books: Justin Million (Guzzles) and Monty Reid (A Poem That Ends With Murder). I don’t know where Justin and Monty are from or what their poetry is like. But Sandra’s is pretty sweet.
Photo: Bruce Deachman