angela rawlings‘ rout/e contribution, “The Great Canadian”, planted in 2011, is still standing, and readable. It can be found on the Rideau Trail off of Wood Road, near Merrickville, Ontario. Michael Flatt, poet and editor of Low Frequency Press, combined rawlings’ poem and pieces of her forthcoming echolology with photographs I’d taken of “The Great Canadian” between 2011 and 2015. In fall 2015, he published it as a chapbook: The Great Canadian.
It is, simply, a stunning chapbook – ultimately tactile, unpaginated, loose, enfolded [enveloped], and transparent. Its physical form is a lovely embodiment of the physical forms that the rout/e pieces themselves become.
Printed in a run of 70, there are still a few copies available for $12, plus shipping, on the Low Frequency purchase page. It will ship within a week of payment.