Saturday, December 11, 2010

Afterlight (2009 - 2010)


The majority of Afterlight was written slowly from Spring till Christmas 2009, although it also collects some peripheral poems from a separate collection (Little Moons) that likewise fell victim to depression and doubt. Funny thing, hindsight; I hardly mind these poems now.


Dedications: Emily, Jennifer Thomas, Vishal Kassie, Patrick Chapman, Heather Pascoe, Nic Schulz, my family, the Pascoe clan and Wolf.


~ R.P., Ottawa, ON.
November 18th, 2010.

About / Publication Credits


About

Ryan Pratt lives and works in Hamilton, Canada. Rabbit months (Shreeking Violet Press, 2016) is his debut chapbook. Poetry also appears in Canadian and American literary journals like Contemporary Verse 2, Quiddity, Bywords Quarterly Journal, (parenthetical) zine and Great Lakes ReviewHe was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. Before contributing literary essays and reviews to The Puritan, Ottawa Poetry NewsletterTown Crier, Lemon Hound and UnFolding, Ryan wrote music criticism for various online publications. 

Chapbook

Rabbit months, Shreeking Violet Press, June 2016 [purchase here]

Individual Publication Credits


* "Imaginary Moats", Bywords.ca, August 2011
* "Imaginary Moats", 
  "A Memory On the Bluff",
  "Arson On Princess Ave", Bywords Quarterly Journal, Fall 2011 
* "&", Zouch Magazine, December 2011 [online]
* "Masterpiece Anon", Zouch Magazine, October 2012 [online]
* "New Drifters V", In/Words Magazine, Vol 12, Issue 1. [online]
* "Islanding", 
  "An August Sepia", 
  "Leaving Garrison Creek", 
  "Wind Chimes In March" 
  "Reset", Ottawater 9, January 2013 [online]
* "Cagedly", Nickel95, Vol 1, Issue 1.
* "Lull", CV2, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Spring 2013
* "No More Nostalgic Poems", The Steel Chisel, May 2013. [online]
* "Asylum Seeking, New Hampshire", Bywords.ca, July 2013.
* "Degrees", The Quilliad, October 2013. [purchase]
* "Attic Bushcraft", our hircine, murine doppelgangers, mars, November 2013. [purchase]
* "Last of the Gypsies", East Jasmine Review, February 2014. [purchase]
* "On Receiving 'The Suicide of Dorothy Hale' On a Postcard", SORRY Zine, April 2014.
* "The Western Wild", The Steel Chisel, June 2014. [online]
* "Monday night at Georgetown Pub", YOW! A Zine About Ottawa, October 2014. [purchase]
* "A homecoming,", Time and Place, Issue 4, October 2014.
* "Near misses",
  "Heathen Canadian", In/Words Magazine, Vol 14, Issue 1, November 2014. [purchase]
* "Vulture Bay",
  "The Smyth Ave Nightly Migration", Quiddity, Vol 7.2, November 2014. [purchase]
* "A paradox wreath,", The Paper Street Journal, January 2015. [online]
* "Parting Shots", Tower Poetry, Vol 63, No 2, January 2015.
* "Montreal express, 6:40", ottawater #11, January 2015. [online]
* "Reviving the Royal Connaught Hotel", (parenthetical) zine, March 2015. [purchase]
"Cannot transform myth #8", The Steel Chisel, September 2015. [online]
* "Bluesfest, 2010", 
  "Cannot transform myth #12", text Magazine, October 2015. [online]
* "Residuals", 
  "The Middle Lane",
  "Resurface: a bellwether", Great Lakes Review, December 2016. [purchase]
* "Turkey Pond", Hart House Review Winter Supplement, January 2017 [online]
* "Bound",
  "Cannot transform myth #19", ottawater #13, January 2017 [online
* "Evergreen", The Paper Street Journal Issue #4, May 2017 [online]



Photo courtesy of Janet Turpin Myers
Readings

* grit LIT Drafts and Drafts; Hamilton, ON. April 9th, 2017.
* Factory Reading Series; Ottawa, ON. September 25th, 2015.
* Lit Live Reading Series; Hamilton, ON. November 2nd, 2014.
* Time and Place Issue #4 Launch; Hamilton, ON. October 29th, 2014.
* The Quilliad Issue #2 Launch; Toronto, ON. October 16th, 2013.
* Bywords Quarterly Journal Fall Launch; Ottawa, ON. November 6th, 2011.
* Special Blend at CKCU Radio; Ottawa, ON. November 4th, 2011.