Bio pic - Richard M. Grove / Tai


Richard Marvin Grove
aka Tai

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, October 7, 1953

Bio notes and CV

Some fun, some interesting, some boring information.

Find info about my ART at:
http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/Resume-ART.html


This is just a start.  I hope to have more info and pictures up soon.

Tai and Linda Rogers


Tai and Linda Rogers in Toronto May 2007
at the Al Purdy Sculputer unveiling.
Tai drumming on his Cuba drum
at Sandbanks Provincial Park 2007
Tai speaking to an audience
somewhere about something.




109 Bayshore Road
RR#4 Brighton, Ontario
Canada, K0K 1H0
Phone – 613-475-2368
email – writers@hiddenbrookpress.com




Published Books:

1 Book – 1997 – “Beyond Fear and Anger” – Hidden Brook Press Canada 
2 Book – 2001 – “Poems For Jack - Poems for the Poetically Challenged” – Micro Prose – ISBN - 0-9699598-0-X 
3 Book – 2000 – “A View of Contrasts: Cuba Poems” – HMS Press – ISBN 1-894553-02-0
4 Book – 2006 – “The Mind Body Connection” – ARC Communications – ISBN 978-1-894553-94-0
5 Book – 2003 – "Sky Over Presqu'ile" – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 1-894553-51-9
6 Book – 2006 – “terra firma” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-894553-82-7
7 Book – 2006 – “Oxido Rojo” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-894553-75-9
8 Book – 2006 – “Substantiality” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-894553-74-2
9 Book – 2006 – “Cuba Trip” – Hidden Brook Press – e-Book – ISBN 1-894553-72-1
10 Book – 2006 – “A Spiritual Study of Body” – ARC Communications – ISBN 978-1-894553-91-7
11 Book – 2006 – “The Family Reunion” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-894553-90-2
12 Book – 2008 – “From Cross Hill” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-897475-15-7
13 Book – 2008 – “Psycho Babble and the Consternations of Life” – Panegyric Press – ISBN 978-0-9732522-2-4
14 Book – 2008 – “a trip to banes, Cuba, 2002" – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 978-1-897475-02-7



Published Anthologies:

1 Anthology – 1996 – “Georgian Blue Poetry Anthology” – Georgian Blue Poetry Society
2 Anthology – 1997 – “Messages In a Silenced Hush” – Georgian Blue Poetry Society
3 Anthology – 1997 – “Doors Of The Morning” – UnMon America U.S.A. – ISBN 1-884206-03-4 
4 Anthology – 1997 – “Illuminations” – Hidden Brook Press
5 Anthology – 1997 – Strong Winds – Broken Jaw Press – ISBN 0-921411-60-X
6 Anthology – 1997 – “blister and burn” – Scars Publications U.S.A.  
7 Anthology – 1997 – Hear The Angels Sing - Pigs Wing Press U.S.A.  
8 Anthology – 1997 – Northern Lights, Tropical Nights - Pigs Wing Press U.S.A.  
9 Anthology – 1998 – Georgian Blue Poetry Society  
10 Anthology – 1998 – “Nature” – CWW Publishing U.S.A.  
11 Anthology – 1998 – “Travel” – CWW Publishing U.S.A.  
12 Anthology – 1998 – “Seasons In Cycles” – CWW Publishing U.S.A.  
13 Anthology – 1998 – “River Reading II” – BSPS Publishing
14 Anthology – 1998 – “Illuminations II – Hidden Brook Press
15 Anthology – 1998 – “SEEDS Poetry Anthology 1998 – Hidden Brook Press  
16 Anthology – 1998 – “Postal Code - CPA Participating Members Chapbook – 0-9684630-0-2
17 Anthology – 1998 – “Life Love Death and a Side Order of Poetry”  – Canadian Poetry Association – 0-9684954-8-5
18 Anthology – 1998 – “Hear the Angels Sing” – Pig’s Wig Press – June 8, 2008
19 Anthology – 2000 – “Seeds Poetry Anthology #2" – Hidden Brook Press – 1-894553-02-0
20 Anthology – 2000  – Postal Code II - CPA Participating Members Chapbook –
21 Anthology – 2000  – “Visions With Love IV - Sand Star Publications - USA
22 Anthology – 2001 – "Mentors' Canon", Broken Jaw Press – ISBN - 1-896647-46-4  
23 Anthology – 2001 Spring – “Dogwood Express - Little Red Hen Publishing
24 Anthology – 2001 Summer – “Words and Wonders, A Guelph Area Anthology” - CPA
25 Anthology – 2001 Dec – “A Time of Trial, Beyond the Terror of 9/11 – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 1-894553-30-6 
26 Anthology – 2001 – "Six Voices" – Canadian Poetry Association – included authors: Roger Bell, Jennifer Footman, Richard M. Grove, Joan Latchford, Bernice Lever, John B. Lee.  – ISBN 1-894553-26-8
27 Anthology – 2002 – "Windfall" – Canadian Poetry Association – ISBN 1-894553-36-5
28 Anthology – 2003 – “Hand Prints on the Future” – Canadian Poetry Association – ISBN 1-894553-48-9
28 Anthology – 2003 Spring – "tear the rust off my heart!" HMS Press – ISBN 1-55253050-7 
29 Anthology – 2005 – “Open Window IV” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 1-894553-64-0
30 Anthology – 2003 – “Ineffable” – CPA – ISBN 1-894553-52-7
31 Anthology – 2003 – “Intimate Strangers” – CPA – ISBN 1-894553-53-5
32 Anthology – 2004 – “No Love Lost III” – Hidden Brook Press – ISBN 1-894553-56-X
33 Anthology – 2006 – “Our Brooks Flow From here” – CCLA – ISBN 978-1-894553-84-1
34 Anthology – 2006 – “Shores of Time – Intimate Strangers II” – CCLA – 1-894553-73-X
35 Anthology – 2006 – “Borderless Skies” – CCLA – ISBN 798-1-894553-78-0
36 Anthology – 2007 – “A Toast To 60 Years – CCLA – 1-897475-14-0



Features:

1998 – The Treasure Chest – Feature Interview – USA
2005 – Poetry Canada – Feature Article – “Top 4 Ways to Help Make it Happen”



Biographical Sketch of Richard M. Grove A.O.C.A.

Richard Grove was born into an artist family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 7, 1953.  With both parents being artists and art collectors he had a unique and early introduction into the world of visual art.  His first experience with art was with photography when at the age of thirteen he purchased, with his father’s enthusiasm and help, his first single lens reflex camera.  Over the ensuing years, after leaving high school, he studied pottery at Mohawk College, design and pottery at Sheridan College, leading to his graduating in 1984 from the Experimental Arts Department at Ontario College of Art.  In 1994 he graduated with honours from the Humber College, Arts Administration diploma course.  In 2002 he returned to school to study computer courses relating to publishing.

Since graduating from Ontario College of Art, Richard, has exhibited in more than twenty, solo and group exhibitions in Hamilton, Toronto, Boston, Calgary and Grand Prairie. He has his art  in over thirty corporate collections across Canada.  The most prominent of which are: Esso Resources, Continental Insurance, Alberta Energy Corporation and Calgary District Hospital Group.  These four companies alone represent a collection of well over twenty-five pieces of his work. Among the many corporate collections are six commissions of different styles and mediums ranging from pastel on paper to acrylic on canvas.

Along with his visual art, Richard has been writing poetry seriously for many years and has had over 100 of his poems published in periodicals and has been published in over 20 anthologies from around the world.  His first book of poetry titled “Beyond Fear and Anger” was released in 1997. His second book titled “Poems For Jack” was released in 2002 with “A View of Contrasts” soon to follow. His book of digital paintings and poetry entitled “Sky Over Presqu’ile: Fragments of Time” was released in 2003. His collection of digital paintings “Substantiality” was released in 2006. His collection of short stories “Family Reunion”, as well as two books of photography “terra firma” and “Oxido Rojo” were all released in 2007. You can reach him at writers@hiddenbrookpress.com. He is also the author of numerous books with a metaphysical themes including “The Mind–Body Connection” and “Metaphysical Healing For a Secular Age”.

He is an editor and publisher and runs a growing publishing company called Hidden Brook Press from which he publishes poetry contest anthologies and books of every genre for authors around the world.   Aside from being a published poet Richard has also exhibited his poetry in acrylic on paper paintings as well as in audio sculptures.  For his poetry Richard has won a number of prize and honourable mentions as well as a finalist spot in two contest anthologies. 

Richard is also the founder of the Canadian Poet Registry, an archival information website that lists Canadian poets including: biographical information, their book titles and awards. One can view this website at - http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/Registry.htm.  He was an active member of the Canadian Poetry Association for almost ten years serving on the executive for seven years including five as President.  He is the president of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance - www.CanadaCubaLiteraryAlliance.org and the founding member of the Brighton-Quinte and area Writers Group.

Richard has also been a public speaker, presenting topics on poetry and publishing internationally. He has also been MCing poetry readings and speaking as feature reader in various locations around the world including Cuba, New Zealand, Germany and Canada.  He was the Feature Author as publisher/poet in the October 1998 issue of “The Treasure Chest” published out of Virginia, USA and Feature Poet in “Poetry Canada” in 2004.

Find out about Richard the artist - http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/Resume-ART.html






I have been a feature reader many times
including Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Cuba.
Some paid and some not but always a pleasure.




Feature Reader at Purdy Fest

Feature reader at Purdy Fest 2008




As you might know I am the president of the CCLA - Canada Cuba Literary Alliance.
I have been going to Cuba for many years and have organized literary trips that had us read at the
"International Book Fair" in Havana two years in a row. I have been interviewed on Cuba radio and tv.

Come and find us at www.CanadaCubaLiteraryAlliance.org.

Below are two newspaper clippings announcing that we had an upcoming reading.



Cuba Reading 2007


This is the invitation (blue) and a clipping from the Cuban paper "el canonazo" newspaper
about the reading we Canadians did at the international book fair in Havana in February, 2007.







This is a clipping from the Cuban paper "el canonazo"newspaper about the reading
we Canadians did at the international book fair in Havana in February, 2008.







Cuba Conference Diploma

 I was proud to be invited to talk about the CCLA
at the Canadian Studies Conference at the university of Havana in 2008.






I am proud to be the publisher of the North Shore Series
You can find info about the NSS at - http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/b-NShore.html





This is a clipping from "The Community Press" September 21, 2007
about the first set of 5 books from the NSS.






This is a clipping from "The Community Press" May 9, 2007
about the second set of 5 books from the NSS.