I came home from the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Gala last night to discover that my contributor’s copy of Arc Poetry Magazine had arrived in the post! I’m so absolutely thrilled to have work in this magazine–it really is a dream come true! I so admire the quality of Arc, and it’s an honour to have my work featured by them. I can’t wait to sit down and read the entire issue to admire the other writers whose work fills its pages.
My thanks to Monty Reid, Shane Rhodes, Lise Rochefort, and all the editors for their kind words and support! I am especially pleased with my Arc publication because the poem they chose, “Sorrow Halved,” is a particularly important one–for my current poetry manuscript and to me. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of the issue and give it a read!
The UBC Creative Writing Alumni Gala was itself a wonderful evening–I’m really blessed to know so many writers who are actively trying to encourage a stronger sense of community. I got to (re)connect with many awesome people, including dear friend Natalie Morrill, who’s now based in Sudbury, Ontario, where she is doing many cool things, including acting as Writer-in-Residence for the Northern Initiative for Social Action, a non-profit that works with community members to provide resources about mental health and recovery. Thanks to Francine Cunningham and everyone else who’s helped to organize the alumni. It’s such a delight!