POETS WANTED

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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.

Marilyn Lerch in Parrsboro

Marilyn Lerch is an American-born Canadian poet, teacher, and activist.  You can meet Marilyn, hear her poetry, and get your books signed at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café on Friday, 29 November, 2019 beginning at 7pm.

Marilyn Lerch Author Photo

 

Born in 1936 in East Chicago, Indiana, she is the author of five volumes of poetry, served as Sackville Poet Laureate from 2014 through 2018, and was president of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick from 2006 to 2010.

 

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that_we_have_lived_at_all_cover_2x“Marilyn Lerch defines insight, perception. She moves through the world, feet sensing ground, eyes witnessing all, and then finding what is endless reward, i.e. the proverb: “life not to be questioned, but borne”; “mortality the hardest truth to live with”…. In every line, a haiku lurks; in every poem, there’s radical instruction: “refuse any form of slavery … /perform acts that feel right and lovely in themselves, /create profound, poignant, terrifyingly beautiful art….” With the “moon my essential companion” and “coming to serenity in the flow” of tides and light and love, Lerch is as sensitive as Dylan Thomas, but as clear-eyed as Elizabeth Bishop. A trustworthy inner voice cupped gently by paper.”

–George Elliott Clarke
7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17)

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Marilyn has degrees from Indiana University and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and taught high school English in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1995. She has long been active in cultural movements devoted to social justice and environmental protection. She helps to facilitate PFLAG (Sackville–Amherst Chapter) and is a member of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Coalition.

Since moving to Sackville, NB in 1996 Marilyn has also formed the Sackville Screen Shot 2019-11-05 at 9.46.30 AMWriters’ Group and the Roving Poets; taught creative writing at Westmorland, Springhill and Dorchester prisons; played an instrumental role in organizing Sackville’s annual Poetry Month events; offered several workshops in Tantramar schools; hosted Poetry Reading events throughout the Town; written and read many original works at Sackville events; and is teaching Memoir with the Tantramar Senior College.  She lives with her partner Janet.

To learn more about Marilyn Lerch and read or hear some of her poems, see here https://warktimes.com/2019/02/11/marilyn-lerch-launches-fifth-book-of-poems-aiming-to-tell-the-tale-of-our-time/  and here https://warktimes.com/poetry-recordings/two-poems-by-marilyn-lerch/ and here http://www.stu-acpa.com/marilyn-lerch.html

PUBLICATIONS

Poetry
Lambs & Llamas, Ewes & Me (2001)
Moon Loves Its Light (2004)
Witness and Resist (2008)
The Physics of Allowable Sway (2013)                                                                                That We Have Lived at All (2018)

Other 
Making a Difference, Toute la difference: A Celebration of the 3M Teaching Fellowship (Editor, 2005)
Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Co-editor, 2009)

Musical Settings of her Poetry
We Move Homeward (Alasdair MacLean, 1998)
The Whole is Enough to Drive You Crazy (W.L. Altman, 2002)
We Move Homeward (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Moon Loves Its Light (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Triptych (Lloyd Burritt: Canadian premiere, 2013; American premiere, 2014)
Trees on the Edge (Nicholas Piper, 2014)