Home – The Put In

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

What people saying about Vol. 3 – All Together
Feel the pulse of poetry and visual art from over 40 international contributors. Richard Bramwell
…you won’t be disappointed. Samantha Terrell
It’s always such a blessing to see my work in print. Holding it is pretty satisfying. Mary Grace van der Kroef

Paddler Press
Peterborough/Nogojiwanong, ON

Paddler Press is a poetry and art journal based in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong, Ontario. We publish four times a year: July, October, January, and April. Our goal is to share the work of amazing creators with the world. Issues will often be themed and submission windows will offer plenty of time for writers and visual artists to reflect on the ideas and inspirations that appear.

We have been featured on Six Questions For... Please check it out.

Volume 1 – Canoe Lake Memories, dedicated to and inspired by Canadian painter and outdoorsman Tom Thomson, was released on July 8, 2021.
Volume 2 – Roots & Wings, was released on October 8, 2021.
Volume 3 – All Together, was released on January 8, 2022.
Volume 4 – Light was released on April 8, 2022.
Volume 5 – Summer Fare will be released on or about July 8, 2022.

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.