Leslie Greentree's Irish Blog
June 11, 2005
Frontenac poet Leslie Geentree has gone off to the Dublin Writer's
Festival with the Griffin Award contingent and will be posting daily blogs at
Leslie was shortlisted for the Griffin prize in 2004 for her book go-go dancing
for Elvis. "Her unpretentious, sometimes comic, lower-case poems have an irresistible
charm," said the Griffin jury. And so does Leslie herself. It's great to think that
Dublin audiences will be exposed to her saucy humour. You can catch some of it
yourself at the above website where she and David Kirby will give their impressions
of the festival and the many charms of Dublin, liquid and otherwise.
Patria Rivera's "Rare Species" Wins Second Prize for the Eric
Hill Award of Poetic Excellence
April 26 , 2005
"Rare species," a poem by Frontenac poet Patria Rivera, was
recently selected by Erin Moure as the second prize winner
of the Eric Hill Award of Poetic Excellence, at a competition
held by QWERTY, a literary magazine published by the English
Department of the University of New Brunswick. Rivera’s poem will
appear in QWERTY’s fall
Patria Rivera's Puti/White is part of
Frontenac Authors and Frontenac House Nominated for Alberta Book Awards
April 8 , 2005
Frontenac House and its authors have been nominated for the following Alberta Book Awards:
- Book Illustration of the Year for J. Fisher's Death Day Erection
- Trade Fiction Book Award for Lisa Pasold's Weave
- Publisher of the Year
The Alberta Book Awards are administered by the Alberta
Book Publishers Association and the Writers
Guild of Alberta. The
winners will be announced at a Gala event in Edmonton in May.
Optics Short-listed for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
April 8 , 2005
Bob Stallworthy's Optics is one of the three books that has
been short-listed for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.
Angel Blood: The Tess Poems Long-listed for 2005 ReLit Awards
April 4 , 2005
Irie's Angle Blood: The Tess Poems has
been long-listed for the 2005 ReLit Awards.
Announcing Quartet 2005
February 11, 2005
Once again we have a fantastic line-up for 2005:
by Sheri-D Wilson
ISBN 1-897181-77-9 $15.95
From one of the most progressive and experimental poets in
Canada, a departure volume which eloquently confronts the roles
of women in contemporary society with a jazz sensibility and
a dangerous wit.
by David Bateman
ISBN 1-897181-78-7 $15.95
Risky, deeply humane and lovingly detailed portraits of the
poetís family, friends and lovers.
by Patria Rivera
ISBN 0-9732380-9-7 $15.95
A rich and sultry book that moves from vivid, often heart-wrenching
poems about the authorís Filipino childhood to the wider land-scape of her
Between the Silences
by Diane Buchanan
ISBN 0973230-8-9 $15.95
In a series of word snapshots and evocative portraits, Between the Silences
takes us into Family and Youth Court to reveal that strange and poignant
world on the other side of the courthouse door.
No Holds Barred – Our First CD
February 7, 2005
Ryerson University Features Frontenac Poets
January 14, 2005
Kevin Irie and Weyman Chan are featured on Ryerson University's
Asian Heritage in Canada Web site.
Kevin Irie link here.
Wayman Chan link here.
Two New Poems in CV2 by Catherine Moss
January 13, 2005
The current issue of Contemporary Verse 2 has two new
poems by Catherine Moss: "pomegranate, older than the apple" and "sunnyside
greenhouses, calgary: past the vernal equinox."
October 18, 2004
Rosalee van Stelten's echo poem, Mile
Zero, may be seen online at the
leaf press website.
ALI RILEY SHORTLISTED FOR GERALD LAMPERT AWARD
April 16, 2004
House is very happy to announce that Ali
Riley is on the 2004 shortlist for the Gerald
BC poet Riley was nominated for her book Wayward,
published by Frontenac House in April 2003.
LOCAL POET HAS SHOT AT PRIZES
April 14, 2004
Red Deer Advocate recently published an interview
with Frontenac's Leslie Greentree about being nominated for
this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. Read it here.
LESLIE GREENTREE SHORTLISTED FOR GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE
April 1, 2004
House is very happy to announce that Leslie
Greentree is on the 2004 shortlist for the Griffin
Poetry Prize for her book go-go
dancing for Elvis, published in April 2003.
Frontenac Authors in Magazines Near
Patria Rivera recently
completed a fellowship at the Hawthornden International Writers’ Retreat
Centre in Scotland. Her poem "13 blossoms in a Minnesota museum" appears
in the latest issue (vol. 25, no. 1) of existere, a literary journal
published by Vanier College, York University.
One of Patria
Rivera's poems, "The
truth belongs to these graves," is featured on the frontispiece
of Our Own Voice,
the literary e-zine's October 2004 issue. Two of her poems also
appear in the same issue.
Prestigious English webmag nth
position & Paris-based
mag Upstairs at Duroc are currently featuring Lisa
Diane Buchanan’s poem “The
Judge’s Robe” appeared in the Provincial
Winter 2004 Issue. She was recently featured as “Member of
the Month” in The Branch Line, published by the Canadian
Authors Association, Alberta Branch.
Rosalee Van Stelten's story "In Her
Majesty's Service" can be read online at Legion
Catherine Moss's poem "Weather Warning"
- a CV2 2-Day Poem Contest Finalist - can be read here.
Death Day Erection Cover on a Winning
Calgary artist Rick
Sealock has received
two awards for his cover art on J. Fisher’s Death
from Applied Arts Photography and Illustration
2004, vol. 19 (Toronto) for illustrated book cover; and from Creativity
Annual 34 of Creativity, Inc., (Kentucky, USA) for book
jacket illustration and design.
The book has also been entered
into the Society of Illustrators Awards and the American Illustration
Awards, so we may be hearing of further honours for Rick.
Calgary International Spoken Word Festival
Sheri-D Wilson, Artistic
Director of Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, has rounded
up some stunning participants for this year’s event. Anne
Waldman and Quincy Troupe will give readings and workshops June
20, 21, and 22; O-Zone Oral-Z Poetry, readings by young
authors, will happen June 28; and Hip Hop Jazz Dub Blam,
featuring international poets, will take place on June 29. There
will also be the Big
Bang CD Poetry Launch on June 30, which will include Frontenac’s
Quartet 2005, Wired on Words, and Up From the Roots.
Clear Cut a Success
Clear Cut: The
Understory an exhibit
which included the shaped poem "Standing Person" by Rosalee
van Stelten, was visited by over 3,000 people during its run at
the Red Deer and District Museum in 2004.
In the summer of 2000,
Laurel Cormack and a group of other artists met with Margie and
Lane Moore of the Lazy M Ranch to talk about clear cut logging
in the West Country of Central Alberta, a protected area. The
region was being devastated.
The result was this exhibit. Each of the sixteen participating
artists brought their own vision and feelings about clear cut logging.
Visitors to the museum were overwhelmed with the diversity of the
work and clearly upset about this issue.
"It was a fabulous exhibit," said Diana Anderson, Exhibits
Coordinator. "We only wish it could have travelled across