New poem “Swans at the Golf Course” published in The Maynard

I’m pleased to share that a never-before-seen poem of mine, from my working manuscript, is in the brand new issue of The Maynard, out today! Check out the (free, online) issue of the journal to read “Swans at the Golf Club”—there’s also the option to listen to me reading the poem aloud to you. ManyContinue reading “New poem “Swans at the Golf Course” published in The Maynard”

“New Seasons” featured story in Birth Story Contest 2021

The braided stories of the births of my two children are now available to read as “New Seasons,” a piece I gave to the Doula Support Foundation, in the hopes that expecting and new parents would find it and read it and receive comfort and joy from it. When I was expecting my firstborn, IContinue reading ““New Seasons” featured story in Birth Story Contest 2021″

Online launch of Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #metoo

It means so much to me to be a part of this book and to have a performance as part of the online launch. My thanks to Sue Goyette and all my fellow contributors, and the publisher, for making this important and necessary book possible.

“Blue Moon” Under the Bus Shelter

I’m gobsmacked. It’s really so cool to know that my poem is on a poster at a bus shelter (actually, two! there are two posters that feature my poem!). And my poem will be driving around the province on public transit buses, too. Thank to everyone at Read Local BC for choosing my little loveContinue reading ““Blue Moon” Under the Bus Shelter”

Poem included in Poetry in Transit

Hi, friends! I’ll be performing (online) as part of the launch of Poetry in Transit on September 25, 1-2pm. It’s a free event presented by Read Local BC and you can register here. I’m very excited to have a poem on public transit–it’s been a little dream of mine since I was a wee undergraduateContinue reading “Poem included in Poetry in Transit”

New poem forthcoming in Watch Your Head (anthology)

I’m thrilled to be a contributor to this important project: Watch Your Head: Responding to the Climate Crisis. The book is due to be released in the fall, but the book’s cover is revealed now and you can pre-order. Please do. This book’s proceeds will go towards battling the climate crisis, and it’s full ofContinue reading “New poem forthcoming in Watch Your Head (anthology)”

Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology

I grew up performing other writers’ work in speech arts festivals, nursing the hope that one day I would be a published writer like those whose work I knew by heart. It means so much to know that today there are young performers who are performing my poetry. Truly, one of the things I’m mostContinue reading “Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology”

Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada

I’ve got a new essay on fairy tales and feminism up on All Lit Canada. In it I tell all of you to read Amanda Leduc’s excellent book on fairy tales, disability, and making space… and quietly hope you’ll also read my book on fairy tales, contemporary rape culture, love and healing. I also tellContinue reading “Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada”

In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense

Heading into a new decade, I’m looking back, & looking forward. Time passes so quickly. It was only yesterday I was a child playing make believe with my brother. Today my 8-month-old son pulled himself to standing for the first time, & my 2-year-old daughter announced, loudly, at dinner, “I’m a sweetheart!” Happy New Year,Continue reading “In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense”