The Ontario Poetry Society
~ Bob MacKenzie ~

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Ted Plantos Dedication






Bob MacKenzie’s poetry has appeared in almost 400 journals across North America and as far away as Australia, India, Italy, and Greece in publications including Literary Review of Canada, Dalhousie Review, Windsor Review, and Ball State University Forum. He has published 16 volumes of poetry and prose fiction, including somewhere still in wind the tree is bending (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018), On Edge (Dark Matter Press, 2012), and The Little Song (Brandstead Press, 1975). His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and have been translated into Arabic, into Greek for an anthology to be published in Greece and into Farsi for two Persian language anthologies published in the United States. Bob's received numerous local and international awards for his writing as well as an Ontario Arts Council grant for literature, a Canada Council Grant for performance, and a Fellowship to participate in the Summer Literary Seminars in Tbilisi, Georgia. With the ensemble Poem de Terre, for eighteen years Bob's poetry has been spoken and sung live with original music and the group has released six albums.

The Ontario Poetry Society
- The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (S.O.C.A.N.)

Past Memberships:
- Canadian Authors Association
- The Tower Poetry Society
- League of Canadian Poets
- Modern Fuel Artist Owned Gallery
- Freelance Editors Association of Canada
- American Federation of Musicians (A.F. of M.)
- Broadcast Music Incorporated (B.M.I)
- The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (A.C.T.R.A.)

Selected Books in Print:
- On Edge, Dark Matter Press, 2012, 978-0-968542-28-6, 50 pages
- Innocent (I wasn't there), hand-made letterpress art-book, undated, Thee Hellbox Press, 978-0-920852-40-1, 6 pages
- Spirit Quest (co-author Sharlena Wood), Dark Matter Press, 2014, 978-0-991685-84-4, 40 pages
- SongRise, Dark Matter Press, 2014, 978-0-991685-85-1, 32 pages
- Agapé: Heaven & Earth, Dark Matter Press, 2015, 978-0-991685-86-8, 200 pages
- somewhere still in wind the tree is bending, Silver Bow Publishing, 2018, 978-1-927616-75-8, 78 pages

Contact Information:
- Robert Donald (Bob) MacKenzie
.106 Pine Street, Unit 606,
..Kingston, Ontario K7K 1W7

email:... bob@communication.ca

Phone: (613) 329-9942

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Bob.MacKenzie.Author & http://communication.ca/Poet/