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I’m thrilled and humbled to pass on the news that the kind folk at The New Quarterly have announced me as the winner of their 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. I have admired TNQ’s Occasional Verse contest for quite a few years and I’m incredibly excited to count myself among its winners. I love occasional verse of all types!
The poem chosen, “Wedding Anniversary,” is from my current working manuscript about birds, for which I am pleased to (belatedly) announce I was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in support of its writing. If you were curious about what I’m going to be doing this fall, that’s your answer–writing poems about birds!