Friday, October 27, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
photo John W. MacDonald
Jason Sonier, Anne Davison & Max Middle performing at Ottawa's Lumiere Festival
12 August 2006
The Max Middle Sound Project
Dusty Owl Reading Series
Sunday November 5th at 5pm
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246-b Queen Street
below the Green Papaya Restaurant
(down the stairs under the green awning)
with Anne Davison, Baird McNeil, Max Middle, & Jason Sonier
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
It's been a month since
the wolves descended from airplanes
on bubbles and blew out the moon;
casting tracks filled by glass soldiers,
lit up, on blocks:
sentinels, silent at dusk.
The children are on the lake
to rouse kites to stillness
and the sound is slowly familiar
from a collapsed anteroom.
When they ride saddle less
with the full moon at dawn,
the spiders will awaken
as puppets strung in new suits
attending a ventriloquist's voice.
I've recently started publishing the Puddle leaflets series under the Griddle Grin imprint.
Puddle leaflets published to date are:
#1 Two One Line Poems by Max Middle
#2 Moon Potatoes by Max Middle
#3 flatland #21 by derek beaulieu
#4 practice preach by Sheila Murphy
#5 Continua 12-12 by Chris Turnbull
#6 Neee by John M. Bennett
#7 Poem with Vowel Music (Strung Too Tight) Sprung (Lord Alfred Tennyson, "To a Lady Sleeping") and Poem with Eroded Edges (Sir Walter Raleigh, "Epitaph") by Irving Weiss
Puddle leaflet series
Call for Submissions
Ideally seeking combinations of verse & visual poetry (yes... in whatever form such combinations may occur). Submissions of work resembling simply either ‘linear’ or visual poetry are also welcome!
Printing format: one sheet of 8.5 x 11" paper, one or both sides, black & white.
Please email poetry in the body of message or as .jpg, .doc, .wpd to
For sample copies of Puddle leaflets published to date, in Canada send an SASE, 8.5 x 11" sized envelope with $1.05 postage & abroad send $3 in Canadian funds payable to Max Middle, Griddle Grin, 377, 532 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1K 4R4Donations welcome.
Subscription to be announced soon.