Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver

Please join me and my wonderful co-host Sierra for a love-filled evening of literature and cheesecake! It’s bittersweet but true: this coming Swoon event–on Saturday, May 13–will be the last Swoon event. Sierra and I are so so so proud of the community of love that’s built up around our little reading series, and it’s toughContinue reading “Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver”

New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine

I’ve got two new poems in the newest issue of Grain: “Folk Tale Type 425C” and “On Learning a Girlfriend Started Cutting Again.” In very different ways, both poems explore the way that love, even good love, can fail to meet our expectations of “happily ever after.” Both of these poems happen to be particularly dearContinue reading “New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine”

Poetry forthcoming in Room Magazine

I’m super pleased that I have three poems appearing in the spring issue (40.2) of Room Magazine, edited by Meghan Bell.  “Dust,” “Love and Nintendo,” and “Creatures” explore the after-effects of sexual violence, and I so appreciate that they found a first home in such an awesome feminist magazine. There are lots of other fine writers featuredContinue reading “Poetry forthcoming in Room Magazine”

New poetry in Synaesthesia Magazine

Annabelle Carvell and Carlotta Eden, co-founders/editors of the gorgeously-produced Synaesthesia Magazine, have been slowly unfolding their newest issue, BODY&SEX, online over the course of this month. Two years ago–in spring 2015–they published my short fiction “Daily Bread” in their EAT issue and I’m honoured to be included in their new BODY&SEX issue with the publication of my poemContinue reading “New poetry in Synaesthesia Magazine”

New fiction in Quaint Magazine

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the new (sadly, final) issue of Quaint Magazine is now live! Quaint is an American journal that showcases work by female-identified and genderqueer/non-binary folk, much like some of my other favourite Canadian magazines like Room Magazine and Canthius. I’m really pleased that the new issue of Quaint includes my short fiction, “Shish Kabob.” It’s aboutContinue reading “New fiction in Quaint Magazine”

New poem published in Word and Colour

My brand new poem “Tinaja“–inspired by the artwork of Sonia Alins Miguel–is now published in the fantastic online journal, Word and Colour. My thanks to editor Leah Mol for the opportunity to participate. I’ve admired the journal for a long time because I love its mandate “to confront oppression or provide positive alternatives to stereotypes”Continue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour”

Interview with 2016 NBOV Contest Winner Ruth Daniell on TNQ website

The New Quarterly awarded me first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which is published in Issue #140: In Appreciation of Our Spots. Now, a conversation I had with the wonderfully kind and intelligent Kim Jernigan of The New Quarterly is published on the magazine’s website: Memory, Desire, and theContinue reading “Interview with 2016 NBOV Contest Winner Ruth Daniell on TNQ website”

New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine

I’m pleased to pass on the news that my poem “Half-Shark” has found a home! This little weird poem is inspired by sibling love, My Little Pony, and the ’90s cartoon Street Sharks and its action figures. I’m really excited the poem has been included in issue seventeen of  (parenthetical), thanks to the amazing team at words(on)pages. Nicole Brewer and WilliamContinue reading “New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine”

Looking back and looking forward

2016 has been a pretty rough year for a lot of reasons and for a lot of people. It’s hard to stay hopeful and grateful when there is so much to be genuinely sorry about, but I am trying. I have a lot to be grateful about this past year. The publication of Boobs: Women ExploreContinue reading “Looking back and looking forward”

Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)

Friends, I know we’re all feeling blue right now. But may I share something happy? My copies of The New Quarterly (issue 140) arrived. This issue contains my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which won their 2016 Occasional Verse Contest.  My thanks to Kim Jernigan and all the jurors of the contest. I’m so so grateful toContinue reading “Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)”