Monday, March 21, 2011

April 1, 2011: The Father and Daughter team of Clara Blackwood and Allan Breismaster!

Clara Blackwood lives and writes in Toronto. Her first poetry collection, Subway Medusa (2007), was the inaugural book in Guernica Editions’ First Poets Series, which features first books by poets thirty-five and under. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as the Hart House Review, Misunderstandings Magazine, Quills, Rampike, Carousel, and the UK magazine Dream Catcher. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto.

Allan Briesmaster is a freelance editor, publisher, and literary consultant. His most recent full-length poetry collections are Interstellar (Quattro Books, 2007) and Confluences (Seraphim Editions, 2009). He was a main organizer of Toronto’s weekly Art Bar Poetry Reading Series from 1991 until 2002. As an editor, working with several literary presses, Allan has been instrumental in the production of more than 100 books since 1998. He co-edited the ground-breaking anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era, which was launched at Planet Earth and in fourteen other locations in 2008. He lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with his wife Holly, a visual artist with whom he has collaborated several times.


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