Geek Girls

I’m so excited that I’m allowed to give you guys a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of Room Magazine 37.3 Geek Girls, in which two of my poems appear. Check out the amazing cover–not to mention my name, all shiny, in the list of the contributors on the back cover! You can click on the imageContinue reading “Geek Girls”

Contemporary Verse 2 Summer 2014

In December I announced (in this post) that I’m a runner-up in the 2013 Young Buck Poetry Prize and I’m pleased to report that the issue of Contemporary Verse 2 containing my sonnets is now available for purchase! I’m so pleased to be published in such a fine magazine, and honoured to be included alongside theContinue reading “Contemporary Verse 2 Summer 2014”

Interview with Garth Martens

Garth Martens was a featured reader for Swoon in April, when he read from his debut collection of poetry, Prologue for the  Age of Consequence. I recently caught up with Garth to find out a little bit more about how the book came to be and to discover more about his passion for flamenco. He’s written the libretto for an international flamencoContinue reading “Interview with Garth Martens”

CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Winner

I’m tickled pink that today I get to tell you that I’m the winner of the Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie contest, with my poem, “Ophelia, Attending a Garden on the Ground Floor of a Vancouver Apartment Building.” The announcement went live this morning! The judge, Alexi Zentner–whose most recent novel, The Lobster Kings, is a retelling of Cordelia’s story fromContinue reading “CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Winner”

CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Shortlist

As a follow up to my last post, I am pleased to report that my poem, “Ophelia, attending a garden on the ground floor of a Vancouver apartment building,” made the shortlist of CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Challenge. You can follow the links and read all the shortlisted entries if you like–including mine, ifContinue reading “CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Shortlist”

Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers

Recently, the world celebrated William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Well, that’s our best guess, anyway, anyone who’s studied Shakespeare will tell you: we only know what day he was christened, so we assume April 23rd is his birthday. Regardless, there were some  pretty fun celebrations of the Bard around the world, including “Cakespeare,” a contest hosted byContinue reading “Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers”

10 Ways to Annoy a Poet (and other writers of “less marketable” literature)

I wrote a short humour piece that is up on the PRISM international‘s blog today, in which I share with Sierra Skye Gemma my top 10 tips for annoying poets and writers of “less marketable” literature. Please feel free to share the link widely, especially if you can relate to any of the annoying thingsContinue reading “10 Ways to Annoy a Poet (and other writers of “less marketable” literature)”

2013 Young Buck Poetry Prize

I’m pleased to report that I’m a runner up in Contemporary Verse 2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize! My sonnet crown “Rapunzel” is forthcoming in their summer 2014 issue. To see the announcement and full list of winners, please click here. In other news, on Wednesday (November 27), I had the opportunity to read from my thesis/manuscript atContinue reading “2013 Young Buck Poetry Prize”

Surprise & poetry

This morning I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that one of the readers for the CBC Poetry Prize competition wrote some lovely things about one of my poems! I mentioned in my last post that, during the countdown to the shortlist announcement, the CBC is posting daily mini-interviews with some of the competition’s readers,Continue reading “Surprise & poetry”

CBC Poetry Prize Longlist 2013

I’m very pleased to report that one of my poems, “Waiting for spring, or something,” has been longlisted for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize! The longlist was announced September 3, and you can find it here. I’m so honoured to be on a list with so many amazing writers, including friend Garth Martens, and the talentedContinue reading “CBC Poetry Prize Longlist 2013”