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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Do Not Call Me By My Name Reviewed by Story Circle

Story Circle Book Reviews recently published a thoughtful review of Lisa Shatzky‘s Do Not Call Me By My Name. Here’s a sample of what reviewer Mary Ann Moore had to say: I couldn’t help but be saddened by the poems and angered too by the residential school system and its long-lasting effects. In “Blackberries” the poet writes: “Even... Read more »

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Video of Do Not Call Me By My Name Launch & Reading – #

OnBowen.com has kindly posted a great video of Lisa Shatzky‘s launch and reading for her first poetry book Do Not Call Me By My Name. Here’s what OnBowen had to say about the reading: Accompanied by a wonderfully sensitive musician, Ruta Yawney on harp and flute, Lisa’s poetry was performed by herself, Don MacLean, Simon... Read more »

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Photos from Do Not Call Me By My Name reading in B.C.

Lisa Shatzky read from Do Not Call Me By My Name in Nanaimo, B.C. on the 26th of September. She was joined on stage for some of the reading by Don MacLean. Lisa launches her book on Bowen Island on October 2nd.  

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Do Not Call Me By My Name

“These poems are placed like cold steel beds lined up row upon row. Visceral. Lisa Shatzky writes in gunmetal residue—evidence bagged from Canada’s largest crime scene of the Residential School era. As she opened the vaulted doors into each child’s memory, she was slashed by tormented truth, laughter at lost blood, lost stories. In this... Read more »

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