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”

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)”

LitFest Alberta 2016 in sunny (!) Edmonton in October 2016

I had a wonderful time in Edmonton for LitFest 2016! Not only was the weekend full of fantastic conversation about storytelling, Edmonton’s weather cooperated and it was clear and sunny and beautiful for my entire visit. I’m so grateful to LitFest and Caitlin Press for coordinating my attendance and the presentation of Boobs: Women ExploreContinue reading “LitFest Alberta 2016 in sunny (!) Edmonton in October 2016”

Presenting Boobs anthology at 2016 LitFest Alberta in Edmonton Oct 21 & 22

So! This is something I’ve been looking forward to awhile. I have the pleasure of being on two panels as part of ListFest Alberta near the end of October. I’ll be in conversation with some smart writers from across the country, discussing societal expectations, the writing and editing process, and what it means to liveContinue reading “Presenting Boobs anthology at 2016 LitFest Alberta in Edmonton Oct 21 & 22”

Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2

EVENT 45/2 is now out and the issue contains two of my poems. Check it out! “Waiting for Spring, or Something” is a poem about depressingly rainy winters, faith, doubt, teaching children, and the nature of happiness on earth. “Love and Paradise Lost” is about angels and sex. Both poems are from my working manuscript aboutContinue reading “Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2”

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”

Fun, sun, and books at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

I had the huge pleasure of being part of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts from August 11-14 in gorgeous Sechelt, BC. It was definitely one of the highlights of my summer (and that’s including the glimpse I got of lazuli bunting at the end of July–such gorgeous birds!). On Saturday, August 11,Continue reading “Fun, sun, and books at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts”