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A heart-felt endorsement…
Shy: An Anthology
I just received a copy of Shy: An Anthology, published by The University of Alberta Press. It’s a beautiful book — I love the cover — and one of my poems happens to be inside. It’s a very personal confession called “Women Friends” that I was too shy to publish for over 25 years! It’s good to see it finally find a print home.
There’s good stuff in here: poems by Don McKay, Steven Heighton, Lorna Crozier, Wayman Chan, Bruce Meyer, and others. Prose by Aritha Van Herk, Sydney Sharpe, Russel Wangersky, et al.
The Montreal launch will be taking place on Nov. 11 at 7pm, at The Depanneur Cafe, 208 rue Bernard Ouest. I’ll be reading selections of the anthology along with fellow Montreal contributors Jeff Miller and Eve Krakow.
Jocelyne Dubois’ World of Glass a finalist for the Paragraph Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
My wife Jocelyne Dubois’s novel, World of Glass, is one of the finalists for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
She’ll be taking part in a reading of all the QWF awards finalists on November 6, 6 pm at Paragraphe Bookstore in Montreal. The winners will be announced at the QWF Awards Gala on Nov. 19. Details & ticket info are to be found at qwf.org.
Needless to say, we’ve been celebrating all day.