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Peterborough/Nogojiwanong’s Poetry & Art Journal

Bringing you the words of the world.

What people are saying about Vol. 4 – Light.
The latest volume from Paddler Press is a creative photosynthesis of words and images. Richard Bramwell
…a kind and lovely Canadian poetry journal. Karin Hedetniemi
What I love about Paddler is how their appreciation for the beauty of language and the beauty of the natural world intermingle to produce deep and inspiring issues. Peter Lilly

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See you on the water!

Deryck N. Robertson,

At Paddler Press, we are outdoors people and our site pages are named accordingly to canoe trip lingo. The Put In is where the trip begins. The Trip Log is a reminder of where we’ve been, the details of The Journey. The Portage is where we get out of our boats, stretch our legs, and carry our junk to the next put in. The Campfire is where we drink coffee, tell stories (for the umpteenth time), laugh, and many time, just sit and reflect.

All We Remember is the newest chapbook by Paddler Press EIC, Deryck Robertson, published by Alien Buddha Press. This collection of 33 poems is available at Watson & Lou on Water Street in Peterborough, Amazon, or by contacting us at Paddler Press.

Volume 1 – Canoe Lake Memories, dedicated to and inspired by Canadian painter and outdoorsman Tom Thomson, was released in July 2021.
Volume 2 – Roots & Wings, was released in October 2021. Guest Editor: Justin Million
Volume 3 – All Together, was released in January 2022.
Volume 4 – Light was released in April 2022.
Volume 5 – Summer Fare was released in July 2022. Guest Editor: Michael McCourt
Volume 6 – Changes was released in October 2022.
Volume 7 – Silence was released in January 2023.
Volume 8 – History was released in April 2023.
Volume 9 – Grace Notes was released in July 2023. Guest Editor: Shane Shick