Living on the streets of Toronto, making friends with the druggies, hookers, pizza makers, bus drivers, CBC employees, winos, and people of God, all of them with stories to tell. Sometimes they talk your head off, other times they can't be bothered, so in a hurry to get on with life. It was exciting. I set up shop on the first floor of a house on Church Street, cleaned up and planted bushes (later stolen) in my back yard, made tea and sat on the front steps watching the world go by.
Short listed in the C.B.C. national poetry contest. These poems are dedicated to the dime novels and pulp fiction, the disposable culture of its day.
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About the Author
I have published poems, short stories, plays, art works in reviews and publications across the United States and Canada. I have several published books: murder by Coach House Press. This book is a series of poems and illustrations set up like scenes in a movie, describing the murder, trial, and mob execution of an innocent man. Winner of the 2001 Eppie for poetry. The Black Bird by. The Porcupine’s Quill. This is a book of poems, illustrations and short prose pieces describing the fictional making of the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon. Making Movies by Press Porcepic. This is a book of long poems, interviews, short fiction pieces about a fictional BBC documentary about a fictional Canadian film maker, Samuel Bremmer and his company of actors and colleagues. It follows his career through the creation of a series of his movies. Church Street is Burning, a book of poems, was a finalist in the 2002 Eppie for poetry. The God of Six Points, published by Double-dragon-ebooks. A man who believes he is a god believes he has murdered one of his subjects. Sleeping Beauty, published by LTD ebooks.com is a murder mystery. A woman lands in a small village where the only escape is to be murdered. Finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Winner of the 2004 IP Book Awards. The Hole, published by LTD ebooks is one in a series of cop stories. There are unusual happenings in the quiet suburb of Islington. People have begun to disappear. And they have been disappearing for generations. For the soon to retire Sam Kelly, this is his last case as a detective. All the clues point to a mysterious hole, which appears to have no bottom. In 2007 I was short listed for the C.B.C. Literary Contest in poetry.