The Book Is Here!

Some of you already know that I’m a poet as well as an activist.  My first book is now available.  This hot place cover image You should be able to find my collection of poetry, This hot place, at bookstores across Canada any day now.  I received my copies from  Thistledown Press a week and a half ago.

I begin a western Canadian tour in April with confirmed stops in Regina, Earl Grey, Prince Albert, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Gabriola, Calgary and Vancouver.  It’d be great if my activist, writing and family friends were able to make the events we’ve lined up.  The more the merrier, y’know?  Tour dates are here, at my book blog.

If your town is not listed just let me know and we’ll see what we can work out.  I ‘m open to sharing my work in a variety of places, from curling rinks to bookstores, art galleries to bars, living rooms to conference rooms — you name it!  I’ll try my best to work it into my schedule.

I’ll head east for a few gigs in Ontario and the Maritimes and then south, down the Pacific coast, after the USA release of the book sometime in September.

Hope to see you somewhere along the path!

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  1. Congratulations – and good luck.

  2. bonniezink

     /  April 6, 2010

    This is truly a fabulous accomplishment! May all my best wishes accompany you along your journey.

  3. Meredith Cherland

     /  June 12, 2010

    Bernie (do people still call you that?), I picked up a copy of the book this morning, and it’s wonderful. You’re better than Carl Sandburg, and a lot more interesting to me. Your poetry is every bit as beautiful as Lorna Crozier’s, and taken together these poems tell a story of a Saskatchewan family and a Saskatchewan life that really moves me. As always, I’m your fan.

    Love, Meredith


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