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natalie hanna is an Ottawa lawyer working with low income populations, and an alumna of carleton and ottawa u. her writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal relational themes. In April of 2016, she joined the Sawdust Reading Series as Administrative Director and joined the board of Arc Poetry Magazine. She can be reached at: battleaxepress@gmail.com

Chapbooks:

“brevity.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, 1996.

“Walking Papers.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, 1997.

“Traveller’s Advisory.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, 1998.

“this evidence against you.” above/ground press: Ottawa, November 1999.

“These Dangerous Curves.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, January 2000.

“dis/missive.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, February 2000.

“thief.” Ransom Works Press: Ottawa, November 2003.

“Cutting Up.” battleaxe press: Ottawa, 2016.

Forthcoming: “origin story.” Hussy Press: Ottawa, 2017.

 

Poetry and prose included in:

Voices In Union – In Support of Harmony House.
Chapbook Anthology to Benefit Second-Stage Battered Women’s Shelter. Ed: MacDonald, Kathy. Box 77 Books: Ottawa, April, 1996. Pages: 9, 21. “Constant” & “Martyr Me Jesus.” Poems and artwork.

As Dark As Night – A Vitriolic Valentine’s Day Selection. Anthology. Ed: Layberry, Warren. Bad Moon Books: Ottawa, February, 1997. Page: 10. “The Toybox Letters…” Prose.

The Canadian Journal of Contemporary Literary Stuff. Eds: Fairchild, Tamara and Grant Wilkins. Volume 1, Issue 1. Toronto: Summer, 1997. Page: 32. “merry roses,” “subtle mona,” “walking papers.” Reprinted poems, by special arrangement and permission.

Everyman – A Men’s Journal. Issue 32. Featured Poet Section. Ed: David Shackleton. Ottawa: July/Aug 1998. Page: 22. “Journey,” “Compass Point.” Poems reprinted in review by special arrangement and permission. Reviewer: Willow Marie Power.

This is Carleton. Volume 1, Issue 4. Ottawa: Feb 18, 1999. Page: 6. “the early rise.” Poem. “Poetry Contest Winners Announced – 6th annual George Johnston Poetry Contest.

in\words magazine and press. Volume 13, Issue 3. Ottawa: Summer 2014. Page: 15. “reordering.”

Mythical Beasts chapbook. in\words magazine and press. Ottawa: November 2014. Page: 16-17. “they make good wives and mothers.”

in\words magazine and press. Volume 14, Issue 1. Ottawa: Fall 2014. Page: 32-34. “i have heard/you used to speak.” “passerine variations.” “modern elegy.”

in\words magazine and press. Volume 14, Issue 2. Ottawa: Winter 2015. Page: 21-22. “there is a little mouse forever.” “gregor samsa wins again.”

Cocoa Cabin. phafours press. Ottawa: 2015. Page: 13-14. “dirty chocolatier.”

Hussy Press. Broadside series 1.  Ottawa: August 2015. “at the close.”

“sweet month.” Ottawa, September 2015. Micro-chapbook run for Sawdust Reading Series anniversary.

in/words magazine. Refuge(e) Issue. Ottawa: October 2016. Page 10. “road.”

The 2017 Inaugural Poem blog project – Stuart Ross. http://2017inauguralpoem.blogspot.ca/2017/01/natalie-hanna-ottawa.html.
niobe’s slaughter.” January 15, 2017.

Bywords. February 2017. http://www.bywords.ca. “assist.”

Chaudiere Books Blog – rob mclennan. National Poetry Month 2017 series. April 21, 2017. “this skin. archival,“.

 

Columns / Articles / Blogs:

“The Sonnet.” Column: poetry primer and guide to sonnet writing.
The Canadian Journal of Contemporary Literary Stuff. Eds: Fairchild, Tamara and Grant Wilkins. Volume 1, Issue 2. Toronto: Summer, 1998. Pages 10-11.

Building a Culture of Consent.” The Ghomeshi Effect (Verbatim Dance Theatre) Blog. January 22, 2017. https://theghomeshieffect.com/2017/01/22/building-a-culture-of-consent/#unique-identifier3

Interviews:

Creating Medicine with Brandon Wint.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). July 2016.

Unsympathetic in the Most Exquisite Way – An interview with Robin Richardson.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). October 2016.

Waking Up to the Need for Creative Changes – An interview with Poet-In-Residence Di Brandt.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). November 2016.

Travelling Around Among Ideas – An interview with Lampman Award Winner Pearl Pirie.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). December 2016.

Texture, Principle and Purpose – An Interview with Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). January 2017.

Facets Within Diaspora Literature: Questioning Sameness, Seeking Frontiers. An Interview with Faizal Deen, Doyali Islam, and Sarah Kabamba.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic). March 2017.

Sculpting Honest Space: Trading comfort for accountability and crafting the problematic. An interview with 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Nominees: Sandra Ridley, Jordan Abel, and Hoa Nguyen.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic) April 2017.

The Power of the Word From Inspiration to Perfection – An Interview with Ottawa’s (English) Poet Laureate Jamaal Jackson Rogers.” Arc Poetry Magazine Newsletter (electronic), July 2017.

Reviewed In:

Graffito – The Poetry Poster. Volume 3, Issue 3. Ed: B. Stephen Harding.
University of Ottawa: Ottawa, May-June 1997. “counter venus,” “wrath of the kitchen goddess.” Poem excerpts quoted in review by critic Allison Comeau.

Word – Toronto’s literary calendar. Volume 4, Issue 2. Insomniac Press: Toronto, May 1998. Page: 5. Poems quoted in “Cut & Paste” review section from the collection: Traveller’s Advisory. Reviewer: Rob McLennan.

Word – Toronto’s literary calendar. Volume 4, Issue 2. Insomniac Press: Toronto, May 1998. Page: 8. Poems quoted in “across canada” events review section from the collection: Traveller’s Advisory. Reviewer: B. Stephen Harding.

Word – Toronto’s Literary calendar. Insomniac Press: Toronto: Oct 2003.Reviewer: Maggie Helwig.

Ottawa Arts Review. BlUe MOndays September Edition Draws a Crowd. September 24, 2015.

The Literary Blog of Amanda Earl. Cutting Up – n. hanna (battleaxe press, 2016). April 29, 2016.

Interviewed In/On/By:

Click Here. CHUO Radio. For “the bird philomela” chapbook launch, with Natalie Hanna, Frances Boyle and Meagan Black. June 29, 2016. CHUO-FM89.

Literary Landscapes. Interviewer: Pearl Pirie.  Faizal Deen and Natalie Hanna. February 2, 2017.

The Small Machine Talks podcast. Interviewers: Amanda Earl and A.M. Kozak. Episode 13: Natalie Hanna. Recorded February 12, 2017.

Aella Blog. Artist’s Corner: An Interview with Natalie Hanna. May 28, 2017.