Keith Garebian has just been awarded the Third Prize in the 29th annual Saving Bannister Anthology Contest. His winning entry, “Hands,” is a poem from his work-in-progress about Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. A second poem of his, “Mourning Solo (A)” has also been selected for inclusion in the anthology. The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association attracts some of Ontario’s finest poets with the Saving Bannister Anthology, which they will be launching on October 18, 2014 in the Rotary/Bankers Room of the St. Catharines Central Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
Keith Garebian is a widely published, award-winning freelance literary, theatre, and dance critic, biographer, and poet. Among his many awards are the Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Award (2010), the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) Poetry Award (2009), the Mississauga Arts Award (2000, 2008 and 2013), a Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Award (2006), the Lakeshore Arts/Scarborough Arts Council Award for Poetry (2003), and an Ontario Poetry Society Award for Haiku (2003).
Moon on Wild Grasses, Garebian’s latest collection of poems published by Guernica Editions in the spring of 2013, shows the unsuspected scope of a very concise, precise poetic form. Keith Garebian’s haiku encompass a wide range of themes in a vividly elegant style that combines the pictorial with the passionate, erotic or reflective. Nature, empirical experience, the self, love, death, and grief are captured with a perceptive, sensitive eye.
Moon on Wild Grasses is available at http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550716849