Member Profile

Joe Blades

2008

Joe Blades, Nova Scotian by birth and upbringing, earned his BFA at NSCAD (1988), a Certificate in Film and Television at NBFC (2008), and a MEd at UNB (2012). Since 1980, his poetry and other writings have appeared in magazines, videos, art exhibitions, on radio and television, in over 30 chapbooks, 50+ anthologies, and seven poetry collections (with several of them translated into Serbian and Spanish). He is the founding publisher–owner of Broken Jaw Press Inc. and also the o/o of Maritimes Arts Projects Productions. Blades is a Past President of the League of Candian Poets, the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, and the Canadian Poetry Association. Blades was on the editorial board of revue ellipse mag from 2003 to 2013. He is producer–host of the weekly Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts program on CHSR 97.9 FM since 1995, Blades gives readings, lectures, and workshops across Canada as well as in the eastern USA, Scotland and Central Europe.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Iz knjige koja se ne zatvara [from the book that doesn't close]. Tatjana Bijelic translator into Serbian. Banja Luka, BiH & Fredericton, NB: Art Print & Broken Jaw Press, 2012
Casemate Poems (Collected). Ottawa, ON: Chaudiere Books, 2011
Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry. Victoria, BC: Ekstasis Editions, 2010
from the book that doesn't close. Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, 2008
Pesme iz kazamata [Casemate poems]. Dubravka Ðjuric, translator into Serbian. Beograd: i. p. Rad, 2005
Slike iz kanade: Tri kanadska pesnika [Images of Canada: Three Canadian Poets]. (Co-Author). Aleksandar Blagojevic and Vesna Lopicic, translators into Serbian. Nis, Serbia: SKC Nis, 2005
Casemate Poems. Waterloo, ON: Widows & Orphans, 2004
Great Lakes Logia. (Editor). Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press; Broken Jaw Press eBooks, 2001
Jive Talk: George Fetherling in Interviews and Documents. (Editor). Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press; Broken Jaw Press eBooks, 2001
Open Road West. Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press; Broken Jaw Press eBooks, 2000
River Suite. Toronto, ON: Insomniac Press, 1998
Crossroads Cant. (Editor). Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, 1997
Cover Makes a Set. London, ON: SpareTime Editiona/HMS Press, 1990

Awards

Directors' Choice Award: CHSR Barry Award, 2010–2011
Barry Award for Best Spoken Word Program (for Ashes, Paper, & Beans). CHSR, 2008
Barry Award for Favourite Interviewer. CHSR, 1999–2000
Cértificada de reconocimiento. Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía/Asociación Prometeo de Poesía, Madrid, España, 2000
Barry Award for Best Spoken Word Program. CHSR for Ashes, Paper & Beans, 2006
Barry Award, Best Spoken Word Program. CHSR for Ashes, Paper, & Beans, 1997
Honourable Mention, Alfred G. Bailey prize, WFNB Literary Competition, Fredericton, NB, 1997
Honourable Mention, Alfred G. Bailey prize, WFNB Literary Competition, Fredericton, NB, 1994
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST applicable