Terry Ann Carter

Terry Ann Carter is an Ottawa-based poet and the author of four books of poetry: Waiting for Julia, Transplanted, A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, and Day Moon Rising and she has recently been nominated for the Archibald Lampan Award. She is a member of the Canadian League of Poets, The Canadian Authors association,... Read more »

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Coming Soon: An Unfinished War

Coming Soon: An Unfinished War: War of 1812 Poetry and Prose edited by John B. Lee The War of 1812 as it occurred in the western districts of Upper Canada represents the most violent conflict ever fought on North American soil prior to the American civil war. Published on the 200th anniversary of the invasion... Read more »

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Coming Soon: Organ Music

Coming Soon: organ music by bpNichol One of Canada’s best-known experimental poets, bpNichol, published Selected Organs in 1988. It featured autobiographical pieces “from a different direction,” concentrating on the parts of the body. Nichol’s original intention was to publish a much larger work called Organ Music. Instead, he opted for a selection. This brand new... Read more »

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Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers

Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers by Peter Hrastovec First Lines Series In Lieu of Flowers is a First Lines collection about the poet’s familial experiences. It cleverly and comedically reflects on what it is to be a son, brother, husband and father, and, on a more serious note, how the little things in life... Read more »

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Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs

Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men by John B. Lee In September 1975 at the age of twenty-three Canada’s most prolific poet John B. Lee joined a teachers’ pickup hockey team called The Skatin’ Scolors. By the time he was in his mid-forties Lee was playing hockey seven... Read more »

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Dueling Poet John B. Lee

Black Moss poet John B. Lee recently participated in a Dueling Poets event with Vermont Poet Laureate Syndey Lea. You can read all about it and see photos here. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Pearl Pirie had to say: Both poets are “realists” in terms of storytelling. How do they not tell stories out of school? Lee... Read more »

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Congratulations Lisa Shatzky: Shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award!

Congratulations to Black Moss author Lisa Shatzky whose book Do Not Call Me By My Name was just shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. The award, issued by the League of Canadian Poets, recognizes the best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Lisa is up against five other authors to win the $1,000 prize. Here is the full short-list:... Read more »

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Crow Takes Flight: The Londoner Covers Cornelia Hoogland’s London Book Launch

Check out The Londoner‘s coverage of Cornelia Hoogland‘s London book launch for Crow here. Cornelia launched her book alongside Lise Downe on February 25th to an extremely positive and receptive audience. Congrats Cornelia!

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Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields

Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields The following quotes are taken from Elements of Poetry by Robert Scholes (1968)  “I, too, dislike I it [poetry]: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine”... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Roller Derby is Not Pretty by Kate Hargreaves

An Excerpt from Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels by Kate Hargreaves (forthcoming) Cheeks flush. Forehead lined with effort. Mascara smeared. Eyes squinting straight ahead. God, my jammer face is not pretty. Anyone who says that roller derby is just a bunch of girls skating in circles looking cute should take one... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Where do I Write by John B. Lee

Where Do I Write: the boy who made his own desk One of the questions that students of writing frequently ask me is, “Where do you write?” And I always say, “When I write, I want to be alone in a room, alone in the house, alone on the street, alone in the town, alone... Read more »

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Gumshoe

Wendy Morton’s latest collection of poetry, Gumshoe, follows in the footsteps of her previous works, examining the joy, pain and pitfalls of life as a careful and thorough detective would. “Poets are goofy. They find shadows, take pictures of shoes, wear glitter. Sing” Under the microscope, everyday life in Gumshoe is distilled into lines of... Read more »

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There Was a Mr. Cristi

This exciting “literary find,” a never before published novel by the renowned Canadian writer Raymond Knister, tells the story of a woman who tires of living with her “transplanted” husband on his fruit farm outside of Toronto. This ambitious and independent English- born wife leaves for the city with the idea of starting a new... Read more »

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Wait for Me

Marty Gervais’ Wait For Me is his first book since the selected To Be Now. Robert Hilles, the Governor General’s Award winner says of this work: “These powerful, worldly poems give us piercingly accurate observations on love, life and the spiritual. From playing god with ants, to infidelity, to pigeons in his hotel room, to the price of... Read more »

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A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris

In her third collection, Terry Ann Carter responds to the tragic story of her schizophrenic brother. A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris is a foray into the world of “voices”, mathematics, hospitals, and art. With sketches of McLean’s Mental Hospital, America’s premier mental hospital, which sheltered John Nash, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell... Read more »

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When Angels Weep

Mary Ann Mulhern‘s When Angels Weep deals with one of the most damaging and controversial issues facing the Roman Catholic Church and the largest settlement for sexual abuse in Canada’s history. The book tells the stories of four victims of the late Father Charles Sylvestre, who was found guilty of 47 counts of sexual abuse... Read more »

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All That Desire

By the author of Still, winner of the 2004 Pat Lowther award. All that Desire collects works from nine of Besty Struthers’ previously published books of poetry, from 1984 until the present, alongside a selection of brand new poems. Old poems rest against new, cycling through birth, life, and death, families coming together and falling... Read more »

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The Book of Places

“Serious, playful, and governed by the eye’s apprehension of the familiar as well as the shockingly new, Yvonne Blomer’s Book of Places takes us cycling through Asian landscapes, Britain’s stone cathedrals, and the intimate landmarks of home, where these poems accumulate earthly wonders: rivers and rain, animals, leaves, bamboo’s hollow knock against stone. She drops... Read more »

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time lapse

Robert Hilles’ latest book of poetry, time lapse, refuses to stay in one place, or indeed, in one time. From the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand, to recollections of building a romance, Hilles pitches us backwards into childhood anecdotes of an uncle with a glass eye and family lost in the fog. The poems in... Read more »

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