Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton believes that poetry is the shortest distance between hearts. She has five books of poetry, and a memoir, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, in which her adventures as a corporate sponsored poet are revealed. Her latest book of poetry, What Were Their Dreams, is a book of photo-poems of Canada’s history.She is the... Read more »

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Robert Hilles

Robert Hilles lives on Salt Spring Island with his partner Pearl Luke. In 1994, he won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel, Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. He has published fourteen books... Read more »

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Bernice Lever

Bernice Lever, living on Bowen Island, BC, gets ‘high on words’. Generation (Black Moss Press, 2009) is her 9th book of poetry, and she’s written an English textbook, The Colour of Words, and other prose works. For 2011, she has completed her 10th poetry book, Imagining Lives. Currently, she is busy writing, freelance editing, giving... Read more »

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Cyril Dabydeen

Cyril Dabydeen has written nine books of poetry, five of stories, and four novels, the latest being Drums of My Flesh (co-winner of the Guyana Prize for Fiction, and nominated for the prestigious international IMPAC/Dublin Literary Prize). He also edited A Shapely Fire: Changing the Literary Landscape (Mosaic Press) and Another Way to Dance: Contemporary... Read more »

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Dressed in Dead Uncles

Dressed in Dead Uncles (Black Moss Press, 2010) is an eclectic collection of poems ranging over themes and exploring what is meant by “birth, death and everything in between.”  Poet Roger Bell, for his part wrote of the book, “I have finished re-reading your wonderful book. It is an achingly sad book, though not a... Read more »

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Carlinda D’Alimonte

Carlinda D’Alimonte grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario in an Italian immigrant home, an experience that is reflected strongly in her poetry. She teaches English and Creative Writing at an arts-based high school in Windsor where she is Department Head of English. She regularly organizes readings and clinics given by visiting writers and has been involved... Read more »

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Letting Go: An Anthology of Loss and Survival

Edited by Hugh MacDonald This anthology is based on the experience of fifty-nine writers who are survivors of loss. This remarkable collection of stories and poems by some of Canada’s most exciting contemporary writers young and old offers a wide variety of answers to the oft asked question: How will I ever be able to get... Read more »

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Larger Than Life

Celebrity! It’s “when we clamber upwards in men’s eyes/up on the lacquered rungs of praise” according to Roger Nash. This anthology, edited by Roger Bell, explores celebrity through the eyes of writers and poets.

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Sharon Drummond

Author of Where it Began.

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The Bones of the World Begin to Show

Every writer has some kind of material that holds mana for him or her. For me, it’s people.  Family and friends. My parents grew up on farms in the 1930’s on the same concession in Huron county. They took their three children back there every summer.  I was related to everybody in that area. They... Read more »

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Marilyn Gear Pilling

=“She has a poet’s gift for unlocking the strangeness beneath the familiar.” – Toronto StarMarilyn Gear Pilling lives in Hamilton and grew up in Waterloo, Ontario, but her roots are in Huron County.  Pilling’s short fiction and poetry have won and been shortlisted for national awards and her poetry has been broadcast on CBC radio.... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer is author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, scholarship, and pedagogy including the national bestseller, The Golden Thread (2000), and Heroes (2007). His most recent books of poetry are Mesopotamia (2007) and Dog Days: A Comedy of Terriers (2007). His memoir, Alphabet Tableappeared in 2010 from Black Moss Press. He... Read more »

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Mary Ann Mulhern

Mary Ann Mulhern is a Windsor teacher and poet. Her first collection The Red Dress received national attention in a CBC interview on Tapestry. Touch the Dead was short-listed for the Acorn-Plantos award in 2007. When Angels Weep, published in 2008, was launched at the University of Windsor and short-listed for the Acorn-Plantos award in... Read more »

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Betsy Struthers

Betsy Struthers’ most recent book of poetry, All That Desire: New and Selected Poems, includes work from her eight previous collections, including Still (Black Moss Press), winner of the 2004 Pat Lowther Memorial Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman, and three novels as well as co-editing an anthology of essays... Read more »

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Leila Pepper

Author of The Hidden World.

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Robert Sward

Author of Heavenly Sex

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Hugh MacDonald

Hugh MacDonald is an award-winning poet and children’s author whose book Chung Lee Loves Lobsters won the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award. He was also awarded the Bennett Car Award for We’re All In This Together. He teaches high school English and history near Charlottetown, PEI.  

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Eva Tihanyi

Author of Wresting the Grace of the World.

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Mona Fertig

Mona Fertig was born in Vancouver, attended Vancouver School of Art, founded Canada’s first literary nerve centre called The Literary Storefront. She also founded the B.C. Writers Union. She has also owned and operated her own press since 1990.

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