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

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bill bissett poetry reading

Direct from Mattawa! Join us for an online performance by the brilliant and wonderful poet and artist bill bissett!  

On Zoom: 15 august 2021 /  8pm atlantic /    7pm eastern time

bissett is a poet, editor, painter and musician. He has been a leading figure not only on the West Coast cultural scene, but in Canadian culture nationally. He is an experimental, concrete and performance poet, reciting and chanting his own work. “Make no mistake about it”, wrote one Vancouver journalist, “bill bissett’s poetry is political. How much more subversive can you get?” He has been called a “precious and non-renewable cultural resource” and “a one-man civilization”. 

This reading is dedicated to our dear friend Tom Young who went to spirit on 1 February 2021 and remains with us always.

To register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceCuqjsoGtAD9zI0GMmxKi0IHKZ117i_

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

More about bill: bill bissett:    born on lunaria was on th first childrns shuttul out uv that trubuld planet as all th oxygen had suddnlee dsapeerd  gone  i was brout in2 erth born from an erthling mothr  17 moovd 2 vancouvr from halifax  85 moovd part time 2 london writr in residens western universitee    joind luddites altrnativ rock band from 86-91 moovd 2 toronto part time with vancouver n lac la hache n 2007 moovd full time toronto  record vocals with pete dako composr n mewsishan latest cds  s t a r s  n th ride  both n othrs on bandcamp  latest book  b r e t h / th treez uv lunaria from talonbooks selektid rare n nu pomes 1957-2019  from talonbooks  next book from talonbooks  its th sailors life / still in treetment  fall 2022 relees n fall 2021 from universitee uv calgary press  i want to tell you love  with milton acorn  also a paintr n drawer latest drawings in th book  lip  by franco cortese from penteract press n bin a director n sec tresurer uv th secret handshake sins 2006

This event is made possible with financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Artist in residence: Andrew Godsalve

Andrew Godsalve is an artist and wildlife technician based in Hinton, Alberta. Hinton is a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, along the Athabasca River. There Andrew was raised in a family studying wildlife biology. His mother Beth MacCallum runs Bighorn Wildlife Technologies, a small private consulting company that works primarily with the coal mining industry in the Hinton area. They do wildlife surveys on and around open-pit coal mines, making recommendations for how the industry can mitigate their impacts on the wildlife. As a Wildlife Technician, Andrew has learned to read the landscape as to observe the animals and how they inhabit it. This upbringing has had a profound effect on his artistic interests.

Andrew graduated with a BFA from the University of Victoria where he developed a practice of photomontage based on geologic forms and processes. He then took his “geo-photomontage” practice to residencies in Banff, Iceland and the Bay of Fundy, developing projects specific to the particular geologic histories of these regions.

A recent graduate of the MFA program at NSCAD University, Andrew is pleased to be back in Nova Scotia for back-to-back residencies along the Bay of Fundy.

He has just completed his arts residency through the Joggins Fossil Institute’s ArtScape Artist-in-Residence program where he has been working on “Camera Sigillaria”, a project tracing the geo-histories of Cumberland County and now from 1-14 November he will continue the work in Parrsboro through the Main & Station Nonesuch residency program. During this time Andrew will also teach an Artistic Geo-photography Workshop, lead a Geo-montage Walking Tour, and have an exhibition of his photographs. See below for details.