2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

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 ofContinue reading “2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest”

I’m thrilled to finally announce that together with my amazingly talented collaborator Laura Ritland I have a chapbook coming out with JackPine Press. We’re launching the limited edition chapbook at the JackPine launch next weekend in Saskatoon. Come say hello! (Click on the poster to take you to the event listing on Facebook.) Four Portraits isContinue reading

Shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie Prize for Poetry

I’m super pleased to pass on the news that I am shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie Prize for Poetry, through the kind folks of Pulp Literature.  And I’m not just pleased because the prize is named after a remarkable bird (Did you know that the black-billed magpie has a tail that makes up half of itsContinue reading “Shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie Prize for Poetry”

Boobs anthology now available to purchase

Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts is now available to purchase at your local independent bookstore! Sometimes with lovely, lovely shelf space like at Mosaic Books in Kelowna, BC, where I spotted it today (hullo spring break!). For all my Vancouverites, I know you can get it at Pulp Fiction and BookContinue reading “Boobs anthology now available to purchase”

Boobs anthology to be featured at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in August 2016

I’m thrilled that the Caitlin Press anthology I edited, Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts, will be at the 2016 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Lorna Crozier, Rebecca Hendry, Janine Alyson Young and I will read and have a conversation about the book. If you’re thinking ahead to your summer, whyContinue reading “Boobs anthology to be featured at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in August 2016”

Interview with Boobs contributors up on All Lit Up for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! I’m delighted that a feature about Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts—due to be published later this month by Caitlin Press—is up on the All Lit Up website today as the newest edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change. Julia Horel interviews me about how the Boobs project cameContinue reading “Interview with Boobs contributors up on All Lit Up for International Women’s Day”

Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts

You can now pre-order your copy (copies?!) of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts, an anthology edited by yours truly and forthcoming with Caitlin Press before the end of this month. I’m immensely proud to be able to showcase the important stories and poems within this book’s covers. About the book: “At turnsContinue reading “Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts”

Young Buck Poetry Prize-winning poem in new issue of CV2

The winter issue of Contemporary Verse 2 has hit mailboxes and newstands, and now you can read my poem “Fire and Safety,” which won their 2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize. I hope you will! You can see that my daffodils are very enthusiastic about February. You may also notice that I own several fairy houses. ThisContinue reading “Young Buck Poetry Prize-winning poem in new issue of CV2”

Pushcart Prize nomination for fiction published in Synaesthesia Magazine

As some of you may recall, I was nominated last year for the Pushcart Prize for my poem, “Love and Nail Polish,” which was published by the fine folk of One Throne Magazine. I’m thrilled to pass on the news that I have been nominated again—this time for fiction! The lovely editors of Synaesthesia Magazine have nominated myContinue reading “Pushcart Prize nomination for fiction published in Synaesthesia Magazine”

A poem forthcoming in The Quilliad

In the creepy fairy tale “Bluebeard,” his wife is condemned to die because she discovers the ghastly evidence that confirms he murdered his previous wives. Bluebeard decides to kill her because she knows his terrible secret. But what brought about his decision to kill his first wife, who had no previous wives’ deaths to unearthContinue reading “A poem forthcoming in The Quilliad”