Art, Poetry, and Covid: Black Dog & One-Eyed Press book release, launch, and poetry readings

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Black Dog & One-Eyed Press is excited to announce the upcoming release of the book 2020 An Anthology of Poetry with Drawings by Bill Liebeskind, compiled and edited by judith S. bauer. 

2020 was a challenging year. It is now late 2021 and we are thinking about vaccine passports, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, booster shots, delta, gamma and so much else we had not imagined a year ago. This is not a book about that.

This is a book about 2020. It features over 250 drawings by New York artist Bill Liebeskind and includes over 100 poems from writers around the world. 

The book will be available for purchase through the publisher, at the Main & Station Nonesuch bookshop in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and at the in person book launch and poetry reading on 20 November.

Email parrsboroart@gmail.com to pre-order your copy!

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THIS BOOK.

LISTEN TO SOME POETRY ABOUT OUR SHARED EXPERIENCE IN 2020.

MEET THE ARTIST BILL LIEBESKIND.


EVENT DATES & TIMES

*Saturday 20 November, 2pm  IRL (in real life). Participating poets include Jules BB, Shelley Miller, erika white, Philip Moscovitch, Zev Bagel, harvey lev, Peggy Walt, Richard Dittami, et cetera 

Weather permitting the book launch will be held at Soley Cove in Lower Economy, NS. Otherwise it will be at Main & Station in Parrsboro, NS. Email us to reserve your place parrsboroart@gmail.com

All pandemic protocols will be followed.


AND ON ZOOM

*Friday 26 November at 9pm AST (1am UTC) Co-hosted by Philip Moscovitch, a writer and audio producer based in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Participating poets will include: Mark Andrews, Chris Benjamin, M.J. Iuppa, Jan Jorgensen, Cynthia Lozier, Michele Mekel, Susan McMaster, Kevin Miller, Miriam Sagan, and Albert Sinclair.
*Saturday 27 November at 5am AST (9am UTC)  Co-hosted by Miriam Hechtman, an Australian writer, producer and poet based in Sydney. Participating poets will include: Ann Bar-Dov, Jules BB, Marilyn Lerch, harvey lev, Susan McMaster, Geordie Miller, Philip Moscovitch, and Albert Sinclair.
*Sunday 28 November at 3pm AST (7pm UTC)  Co-hosted by Riley Huff, an award-winning queer freelance writer and journalist based in San Francisco. Participating poets will include: Mark Fleisher, Ellen Jaffe, Jan Jorgensen, John C. Mannone, Shelley Miller, Chad Norman, Honey Novick, Claudia Coutu Radmore, and Loretta Diane Walker.
*Saturday 4 December at 10am AST (2pm UTC) Co-hosted by Jules BB, an American poet based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Participating poets will include: Zev Bagel, George Elliott Clarke, Ololade Akinlabi Ige, John Francis Istel, harvey lev, Marjorie Maddox, Susan McMaster, Kevin Miller, Shelly Reed Thieman, and Peggy Walt.
*Saturday 11 December at 10pm AST (2am UTC)  Co-hosted by Jan Jorgensen, founder and co-host of a monthly literary series, the Lawn Chair Soirée and editor of sitting duck press. Participating poets will include: Chris Benjamin, Riley Huff, Marilyn Lerch, Cynthia Lozier, Michele Mekel, Geordie Miller, Anita S. Pulier, Mahta Riazi, Miriam Sagan, and Peggy Walt.

To register for one or more of the virtual events https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2020-anthology-book-launch-poetry-reading-tickets-191236612857

For more information and to purchase the book parrsboroart@gmail.com


Bill Liebeskind has been making art for four decades. Part of NYC’s Lower East Side art scene in the early 80s, he was later represented by Gallery Ewa in Provincetown, Massachusetts and exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Massachusetts. Liebeskind’s work explores pathos and resilience in the human condition through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and collage. A voracious reader of literature and news, Liebeskind often references newspaper imagery in his work. He teaches art at The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a public high school for the arts.

When the pandemic broke and the world went into lockdown, Liebeskind began making a drawing of a masked person every day. Those drawings and the shared experience of the Covid-19 pandemic were the inspiration for this book.

The contributing poets are Robert Paul Allen, Mark Andrews, Janette Ayachi, Zev Bagel, Ann Bar-Dov, Marilyn Baszczynski, Jules BB, Chris Benjamin, bill bissett, Mark Blickley, Ronnie Brown, Heidi Church, George Elliott Clarke, Bill Cushing, Czandra, Steve Denehan, Richard Dittami, Millicent Eidson, Joseph A. Farina, Robert Findysz, Mark Fleisher, Jon Frankel, Cathy Fynn, Suzanne Gauthier, Norbert Góra, Miriam Hechtman, Jade Hinder, Robert Hogg, Riley Huff, Ololade Akinlabi Ige, John Francis Istel, M.J. Iuppa, Ellen Jaffe, Jan Jorgensen, Ravitte Kentwortz, Maureen Korp, Marilyn Lerch, harvey lev, Bill Liebeskind, Leo Liebeskind, Laurinda Lind, Karina S. Linetsky, DB Link, Cynthia Lozier, Marjorie Maddox, John C. Mannone, Susan McMaster, Michele Mekel, Geordie Miller, Kevin Miller, Shelley Miller, Mike Montreuil, Phil Moscovitch, Kurt Newton, Frank Niccoletti, Chad Norman, Honey Novick, Drew Pisarra, Trent Pomeroy, Anita S. Pulier, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Paul Redfern, P.J. Reed, Shelly Reed Thieman, Mahta Riazi, Lois Roma-Deeley, Daniel Rowe, Miriam Sagan, Albert Sinclair, Alan Spinney, P.C. Vandall, Peggy Verzett, Loretta Diane Walker, Peggy Walt, Laura Grace Weldon,  erika white,  Lynn White,  Allison Whittenberg,  and Margaret Witzsche.

To register for one or more of the virtual events https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2020-anthology-book-launch-poetry-reading-tickets-191236612857

For more information and to purchase the book parrsboroart@gmail.com

More from Black Dog & One-Eyed Press https://hmsnonesuch.com/black-dog-one-eyed-press/

POETS WANTED

BLACK DOG & ONE-EYED PRESS is currently seeking submissions of up to five poems. We anticipate the 2021 print publication of a book of paintings along with poems which speak to or in some way reflect upon the state of the world in 2020 and the ways in which we, as individuals and as societies, have responded, and/or how we might imagine going forward.

The paintings will be selected from a series which artist and educator Bill Liebeskind began a few weeks into the Covid lockdown in NYC. Each painting shows someone in a mask. To view the paintings, please visit Liebeskind’s Instagram feed: Bill Liebeskind, or his Covid blog here https://billliebeskind.medium.com/91-divoc-1cb1020197de   

All styles of poetry are welcome.

Please read the guidelines below.  

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & INFORMATION

  • Deadline: Submissions must be received by 31 December, 2020.
  • Where: Send to parrsboroart@gmail.com and include the words “masked submission” in the subject of your email.
  • Bio: Include a very brief bio. 75 words or less.
  • Format: Send your submission as a single PAGES or WORD file. If formatting is important, please also include a PDF.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Please note if your submission is a simultaneous submission and let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Confirmation: We aim to acknowledge receipt of all submissions within 1 – 3 weeks. If you have not heard from us after three weeks, please email parrsboroart@gmail.com.
  • Publication: Poets whose work is selected will be notified by 15 March 2021. 
  • Copyright: Black Dog & One-Eyed Press holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We ask that Black Dog & One-Eyed Press be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work. It is ok to submit previously published poems so long as the author holds the copyright. If the work has been previously published, please list where and when it was published.
  • Payment: a copy of the anthology.

Outdoor Launch and Reading

Saturday, 25 July at 1pm join us in front of Main & Station for the launch of Shredding Plywood. Seating and refreshments will be available. 
In case of rain, the launch will instead be held at the Nonesuch Centre, 171 Queen (The former United Church)

Books will be for sale at the launch or can be purchased at Main & Station (open by appointment only). If you cannot attend the launch or visit the bookshop and would like to order a copy of Shredding Plywood, send an email and an e-transfer for $20 + hst + $6 postage (within Canada) = $29 to fun@hmsnonesuch.com. If you wish to order multiple copies or from outside Canada, send us an email with your address and we will send you an invoice.