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Sept 21, 2022 Ross on short list for this prestigious $20K prize which is run out of McGill University




 Hamilton Literary awards 2021

Moving to Climate Change Hours named as a finalist for both Poetry and the Kerry Schooley Award for book featuring the local area. 




 Santo Tomas School of Journalism –

List of five books from the school of journalism at Santo Tomas, a large university in the Philippines, that are “hauntingly lyrical way of presenting the effects of climate change on the world and everyone living in it. “


“the author has carefully crafted his poems to make the reader understand the various implications of environmental change and the intrinsic beauty of nature that is both knowing and unknowing.” 


 Mcmaster Alumni –

What do the Canadian Oil Industry, the CBC Poetry Prize and the Hamilton Film Festival have in Common?


A review of my path to writing Moving to Climate Change Hours from being an Engineering and Management Student at Mac, starting creative writing in the 2000’s in the Mac continuing ed program, Banff Centre for the Arts and then Saint Mary’s College of California.  And becoming an environmental writer after decades in the oil indtusyr.   


 Environmental Urbanist CFMu

Enjoyed the conversation with Jason Allen talking about my path to eco poetics and environmental writing after years in the fossil fuel industry and some thoughts on how we can change things since it doesn’t look like our leaders are going to get this done.  


 CBc Best Poetry Books of 2020

Moving to Climate Change Hours named one of the best poetry books of 2020 by CBC. Quite a feeling be on the list with right after Margaret Atwood and Keb Babstock. (of course it helps to be a ‘B” in an alphabetical list)




Interview in the National Observer discussing Ross and his thoughts of climate change, activism and poetry after working for decades in fossil fuel industry. 



 Interview by crystal Fletcher

Chrysal Fletcher interviews Ross for her Youtube channel “All About Books” about Moving to Climate Change Hours 


listen to the interview


37 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2020

Moving to Climate Change Hours is in this great list from CBC Books. “Moving to Climate Change Hours looks at the challenges humanity has created for ourselves through climate change.”

-CBC Books Sept 23



Catherine Owen Reviews Moving to Climate Change Hours

“In these pieces, I hear the seeming simplicity of Gary Snyder’s entrees into how the crow, the ocean, the mountains can render us texts, in essence, of both knowing and unknowing.”

-Catherine Owen, Marrow Reviews, Sept 22, 2020


San Francisco Fisher


11 New Books That Will Change How You Think About the Climate Crisis

Moving to Climate Change Hours is profiled in this article in Shondaland. “This is a great speculative and lyrical collection that asks hard questions with no easy answers.”

-Sarah Neilson, Shondaland,



CBC Interviews:

Ross was profiled by CBC around his CBC prize experience and the new book. The piece includes two interviews, one from Ottawa and one from Saskatchewan.  

CBC, MAY 14,2020


Most Anticipated:

Ross’ collection Moving to Climate Change Hours makes the list of the 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Spring Poetry.

49th Shelf, February 6,2020

2018 CBC Long list

The suite of poems Nothing Bothers to Remain makes the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize long list

CBC Literary Prizes October 31, 2018

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Ross Belot Finalist for 2016 CBC POETRY PRIZE 

“CBC BOOKS, CBC’s website devoted to books and authors, readers and writers, together with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada enRoute magazine and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, today announced the finalists for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize.”

CBC Literary Prizes November 10,2016