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Touch the Darkness

by Marty Gervais

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publisher: Black Moss Press
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This is a collection of poems Marty Gervais has written since his appointment as Windsor, Ontario's first Poet Laureate in 2011. As Susan McMaster, an Ottawa writer and past president of the League of Canadian Poets, "These rich stories of Windsor, its history and inhabitants, are told in a plain, inviting voice that distills them to their essence, concisely and precisely but with the grace and allusion of poetry. Drama, humour, secrets or surprise -- Marty Gervais is a master of the unexpected starting angle and resonant ending. Personal and historical, harrowing and laugh—out—loud, these poems are entirely seductive."

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Marty Gervais is also an accomplished photographer, playwright, historian, editor and teacher. He is the Resident Writing Professional at the University of Windsor, founder and part owner of Black Moss Press, the best-selling author of The Rumrunners, and more than twenty other books.
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Marty Gervais was appointed Windsor's first Poet Laureate in 2011. Gervais has written more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as two plays and a novel. He is an award—winning journalist, poet, photographer and editor. In 1998, he won Toronto's prestigious Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions to Canadian letters and to emerging writers. He has won more than two dozen journalism awards for his work with the Windsor Star where he was best known for his "My Town" column. As a poet, Gervais was awarded the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award in 1996 for his book Tearing Into A Summer Day. That same book was also awarded the City of Windsor Mayor's Award for literature. Gervais won the same award again in 2003 for To Be Now: Selected Poems. He received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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