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Jan.16.2013
ONE FOR THE ROAD One for the road. A little detached it was, but bouncy, flouncy, hoochie coochie, woo wah woo, out there under the stars, woo wah woo, one for the road, one for the road it was, and end of the show. Stupid shit, how was I to know? One for the road and end of the show? So good-...
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Jan.15.2013
  ODE TO TORPOR   Glory be to God for the tiresome and tedious, Glory be to God for tedium, for no news about anything,   for newspaper strikes and power outages, lethargy and downtime.   Postpone and delay. And again,           ...
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Jan.15.2013
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Oct.06.2010
Just got a copy of “Tough Times – When The Money Doesn’t Love Us” (Black Moss Press), edited by Canadian editor / author / poet John B. Lee. Contributors to the anthology include Margaret Atwood (“To Be Creative Is, In Fact, Canadian”), Dan Gutteridge (“Labor”), Marilyn Gear Pilling (“Minutes of...
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Aug.14.2010
Working now on a follow-up to God is in the Cracks: A Narrative in Voices, Black Moss Press, 2006. Distributed largely in Canada, book now (with a dozen or so newer poems) awaits a new incarnation, a publisher in the U.S. Again, I'm hearing that voice, the critical father speaker saying, for...
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Sep.14.2009
Lived in Canada for 14 years (1979-1985) and have stayed in touch with my long-time friend poet Bruce Meyer and many others. Black Moss Press has published four of my books... anyway, for those in a position to attend, On October 2 and 3, nine poets, three critics and three student critics will...
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Jul.06.2009
 A first of its kind, PawsWay is a Purina PetCare Legacy Project located at Harbourfront in downtown Toronto, I learn through my friend Bruce Meyer.  With his own fine book of poetry about dogs, Dog Days, just out from Black Moss Press, Bruce is considering a book launch at  PawsWay, which includes...
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Jun.27.2009
As follow up to previous blog entry re: LITERATURE: CRAFT & VOICE, here's a review of "God is in the Cracks":  THE FIDDLEHEAD, issue #231, SPRING 2007 University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, Canada Review by Robert Priest GOD IS IN THE CRACKS - Black Moss Press (Canada)  - ...
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Jun.24.2009
Birthday. FedEx delivers gift: Hot off the press contributor copy. McGraw Hill’s  Literature: Craft and Voice, anthology / text edited by Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse. Volume includes my poem, God is in the Cracks, title poem for the 2006 Black Moss Press book. God is in the Cracks will also...
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Jun.09.2009
What makes a book of poems go into a second printing? A small first printing? A couple good reviews? The question keeps coming up as do requests to reprint one or more poems mentioned in the Globe & Mail (Toronto) review, "The Kite," for example. Robyn Sarah, bless her, reviewed The...