The Brightest Thing in Ontario

This is one of my favourite photos taken of me in 2019 (you’d be right to guess that all my other favourites also feature Henry and/or his big sister Rose), and as this decade comes to a close I thought I’d share it. This is me wearing Henry (then 6 months old) onstage the mainContinue reading “The Brightest Thing in Ontario”

Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC

I’m (re-)posting this interview that Rob Taylor did with me at the end of April as part of National Poetry Month. It was published with Read Local BC, but I must confess that I did not do much to spread the word about it at the time–because it was published the day that Henry wasContinue reading “Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC”

My new baby (#2)

I’ve been mostly offline lately, once again, because–ta da!–my husband and I welcomed our second child into the world. We’ve named him Henry and we are absolutely over-the-moon in love. The little-big guy arrived safely on the last day of April and we are so thrilled to have a happy, healthy family of four. We’reContinue reading “My new baby (#2)”

Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day

Oh, how lovely—my book, The Brightest Thing (available for purchase now!), gets a generous shout-out this week by Read Local BC as one of their recommended reads. Be sure to check out their recommended books; many of them were already on my “to read” list! The Brightest Thing is definitely appropriate reading for Valentine’s DayContinue reading “Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day”

My new baby

I’ve been mostly offline lately because–ta da!–my baby was born. My husband and I welcomed a baby girl. We’ve named her Rose and we are absolutely over-the-moon in love. She arrived safely on the first of November and we’re all doing very well. We’re being very careful about not sharing images of our baby online,Continue reading “My new baby”

Talking about home with Synaesthesia Magazine

I got to talk about what home means to me with the kind folks of Synaesthesia Magazine. Read the short blog piece here, if you like!  I definitely mention snow. Synaesthesia Magazine is a fantastic, beautifully-curated online journal based out of the UK. I’ve been lucky enough to work with them a couple of times, withContinue reading “Talking about home with Synaesthesia Magazine”

Glamato Interview

I was recently back in Vancouver for two weeks to run some teacher training workshops for BASA (the beloved speech arts school where I used to teach and for which I still design curriculum), and while I was back in my old neighbourhood I ate a lot of ice cream, dipped my toes in theContinue reading “Glamato Interview”

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”

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”

Authors for Indies 2016 at Book Warehouse Broadway

After hanging out with me at the Vancouver launch of Boobs on Friday night, come hang out with me at Book Warehouse Broadway this Saturday between 12-1pm! I’ll recommend some books for you to buy. Also, if you want, I will tell the story of how one time someone asked me to marry him and partContinue reading “Authors for Indies 2016 at Book Warehouse Broadway”