Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Douglas Roy

Douglas Roy
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry
R.D. Roy is originaly from Montreal. His Anglo/Francophone heritage and working class background are often reflected in his writing.

He's published two collections of short stories, The Colours Found in Bruises, (Panegyric Press) and a short novel, A Pre-emptive Kindness, (Hidden Brook Press). His work has appeared in several anthologies and Montreal's Matrix magazine. Roy's first book of poetry, Three Cities, was released by Hidden Brook Press in 2008.

Roy was a feature reader at the International Book Fair in Havana (2007, 2008), the Al Purdy People's Poetry festival, 2007, Hot Sauced Words, Toronto (2008), and with Toronto's DUB poetry collective (2006, 2007). He is the "Official House Poet" to the Organic Undergound Reasaurant in Belleville, and a member of The League of Canadian Poets, PEN Canada, and the Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance. Roy is a contributing editor to the CCLA's quarterly, The Ambassador.

He is currently working on the Street Health Centre's Writers' Anthology. Also, a collaborative collection of poems that examine Life & Death in Cheap Motels will be released some time in the future by Roy and Kingston writer/poet Jen Londry.

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