Moosemilk, an old-time Canadian idiom meaning bootleg or homemade liquor, refers here to the variety and vintage of the work within these covers. Nine Moosehead Reviews and six Moosehead Anthologies saw publication between 1977 and 1999 — a great store of spirits! Here is some of the best stuff, the most readable, memorable and intoxicating....
Mooseheads have been edited and produced from the beginning by Robert Allen and Steve Luxton, along with the many distillers, imbibers and runners who have inhabited or drifted through the lively writing scene of Montreal and the Eastern Townships. The selection in Moosemilk was made by writers reading writers. There's sex, death, farming, childhood and, of course, writing... always a connection to that vocation of pain and pleasure.
Keith Henderson was born in Montreal. Educated at McGill, Concordia, and the University of Toronto, he teaches English at Vanier College in Montreal.
From 1990 to 1993, Henderson chaired the Equality Party of Quebec's committee on Canada's Constitution, and was chief architect of the EP's constitutional policy. He served as leader of the Equality Party from 1993 - 2003.