On December 30th, 2009 Stephen Harper (the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada) surprisingly suspended Parliament until March 3rd, 2010.
Due Harper's actions, the Toronto-based publishing house, Mansfield Press, immediately put out a call for poems to include in an anthology of poetic protest called Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament.
Editors Stuart Ross and Stephen Brockwell received over 350 submissions and have speedily whittled down their choices to 72 poems. Including works by Canada's first Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Bowering; Alice Burdick; George Elliot Clarke; and many more amazing writers.
I'm proud to announce that one of my poems has been chosen to appear in Rogue Stimulus.
I'm also loving the book cover (see pictured above) designed by the editorial cartoonist for the National Post, Gary Clement.
Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament is set to be released on March 3rd, the day Parliament is supposed to reconvene.
For more press on the anthology, please see this article from The National Post and this piece from The London Book Fair.
You stay cool Canada,