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"New & Selected Poems" makes ReLit shortlist

"New & Selected Poems" makes ReLit shortlist
Nov.27.2013

The judges for the 2013 ReLit Awards have included my New & Selected Poems (1984-2011) on their shortlist.

Good luck to my fellow authors.

Cliff's Latest Blogs

Apr.07.2014 - 7:32 pm
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They congregate outside room 423, uncertain how to proceed. Camilla, the one with the most seniority and assumed to be in charge, raps again, smartly. "Mister? Missus?" ...
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Apr.04.2014 - 8:07 am
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I maintain a number of blogs, including this one and my main blog over at Wordpress, "Beautiful Desolation". Both these blogs have drawn more than 100,000 visits (or "hits") each...
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Mar.19.2014 - 9:08 am
A big "Tbbbbspppppp!" to PayPal/eBay. The Privacy Commission of Canada has just ruled in my favor, after I registered a formal complaint against those PayPal twits for putting my...
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Feb.11.2014 - 4:42 pm
A recent article on the BBC web site highlighted the phenomenon of "urban explorers". I came across this term about seven or eight years ago and incorporated some of what I...
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Comments from Cliff

Jan.14.2013 - 7:25 pm
In response to: No longer aiming for perfection
I agree that many aspiring writers aren't ruthless enough with their offerings but after 25 (+) years of putting pen to...
Oct.01.2012 - 7:02 am
In response to: Authors and the Naked Sell
Ivan: This is a very wise, honest post and I absolutely concur with each one of your points. I've been an indie writer...
Sep.29.2012 - 3:10 pm
In response to: Editors...the bane of writers
God, Mary, you're in tough--film places even MORE power in the hands of producers and reduces the writer's role to that...
Sep.28.2012 - 12:41 pm
In response to: Editors...the bane of writers
I sense you're a bright lass. Anyone who would use that Yeats quote on their site is okay in my books. Keep at it,...
Sep.28.2012 - 12:31 pm
In response to: Editors...the bane of writers
Love radio drama. LOVE it. Old time radio is on regular rotation in my home office. BBC drama whenever I can find it. I...

Published Reviews

"The Reality Machine" by Cliff Burns
Mar.30.1997
Published by Strange Adventures (U.K.)
"At last Canada has found a literary equivalent to David Cronenberg."