Bruce Meyer 2017 Title Reveal

Big news everyone! We’ve got the exclusive story on how the team working on Bruce Meyer’s newest book chose a title. Keep an eye out for this latest work in Spring 2017. The title that has been chosen for Bruce Meyer’s newest book of poetry is 1967: Centennial Year. Choosing this title was not an... Read more »

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DA Lockhart on Big Medicine

This that Must Be Sung In 2013, we packed up our home on Indianapolis’ eastside and moved back to my hometown of Windsor, ON. This moment in our lives marked a critical change in both who we were and the arc that our lives are to take. I mention this because almost two centuries previous,... Read more »

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Don Lajoie Talks Haiti

And so, after, what? four years combing through old newspaper clippings, hour after painstaking hour of research, miles of pacing spent trying to dredge up murky memories dating back three decades and then countless more hours writing, rewriting, editing and proofing the resulting stories; I have been informed by the publisher that my first book,... Read more »

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Roger Nash Talks Zigzags

Sometimes, fellow writers ask me, “How can we write poetry, with such terrible things going on in the world around us? After listening to the morning news, I can’t start a poem.” Adorno spoke of the impossibility of writing poetry after Auschwitz. A demonic variety of evils have continued, in an unbroken stream, to the... Read more »

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John B. Lee on The Widow’s Land

No One Ever Comments on the Flies … When world-renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh passed away, the curator of the national gallery collection commented on Karsh’s famous photograph of virtuoso cellist Pablo Casals, “When people talk about that iconic portrait, no one ever comments on the flies.” I immediately went to seek out, find, and have... Read more »

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How Poet Lorna Crozier and Her Cat Inspired My Poetry

Please enjoy a guest post from Anna Yin: You wonder. Well, the world of poetry is really crazy, full of magic. Back in 2006, when a growing band of Chinese poets in Canada founded a poetry magazine in Chinese and English: the North American Maple, I was an amateur poet although I had won the... Read more »

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John Wing Title Reveal

I’ll Have a Title Soon By The Winglings How do you pinpoint the essence of a book in just a few words? How do you find a quick and catchy way to draw the reader in and keep them interested? The contents of a book are important, but it’s the title that makes the first... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Guest Blog Post

I’ve always written poetry. The first thing I wrote at the age of five was a poem. I began hanging around the Toronto literary scene when I was about sixteen. I’d sneak out of the house at night and go down to readings at the Bohemian Embassy, Grossman’s Tavern (where I was under age though... Read more »

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The Ten Plus Ten Tour, Oct. 2015

Truro-Windsor Ten years married. Ten years since I last read in Ontario. What more is necessary in order to decide to not only arrange, but to bring the wife along on a six-city (Windsor, Sarnia, Hamilton, Toronto, London, & Brampton) book promotional tour. She does the driving in the family, and we both can get... Read more »

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John B. Lee Guest Blog Post

Safety is a superstition; cleanliness a sin … Blood in the yolk. Flies pooled in butter. Straw in raw milk. Worms in the apples. Worms in the peaches and pears. Fur on the cheese from the fridge in the shed. Mold cut from salvaged slices of white bread set aside in blue circles like winey... Read more »

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Anna Yin Guest Post

My New Book and Position as Inaugural Poet Laureate When I interviewed Richard Greene about the question: “What do you think poetry is to our modern life?” he replied: “Poetry to our life is like water to fish.” His answer might seem bold and dramatic for some people, but not for me. I can picture... Read more »

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