Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology

I grew up performing other writers’ work in speech arts festivals, nursing the hope that one day I would be a published writer like those whose work I knew by heart. It means so much to know that today there are young performers who are performing my poetry. Truly, one of the things I’m mostContinue reading “Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology”

New poetry in The Feathertale Review, no 19

My poem, “Passionate Bowerbird to His Mate” which is written after Christopher Marlowe’s “Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and inspired by David Attenborough’s commentary on nature documentaries, appears in the latest issue of The Feathertale Review. I’m delighted that anyone else thinks I’m funny. Check out the issue here and enjoy a chuckle or two–there’s lots ofContinue reading “New poetry in The Feathertale Review, no 19”

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”

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

Boobs launch in Calgary filled Shelf Life Books

I had an amazing time in Calgary last weekend. It had been many years since I’d visited the city and it was so much fun to spend time there and soak up some Albertan sun (there’s plenty sun here right now on the west coast, too). My thanks to Shelf Life Books for hosting theContinue reading “Boobs launch in Calgary filled Shelf Life Books”

Boobs at Book Warehouse Main Street

What a lovely evening of reading and discussion! Thank you so much to James and everyone at Book Warehouse Main Street for having us. Last night was a truly warm and intimate discussion of what it means to have breasts. My heart is full of gratitude to Francine Cunningham and Miranda Pearson for sharing theirContinue reading “Boobs at Book Warehouse Main Street”

Boobs, The Anthology: Vancouver Book Launch

Please RSVP to the Vancouver launch of Boobs here. You’re invited to the launch of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts at the Heartwood Community Cafe at 317 East Broadway, Vancouver. Join the editor—that’s me!—and many contributors for multiple readings of true stories and poetry. Books will be available for sale andContinue reading “Boobs, The Anthology: Vancouver Book Launch”

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”

New fiction in Canthius, Issue One

I’m so excited to have my hands on the beautiful inaugural issue of Canthius. My short story “The Market Amaryllis” is within its pages, and I couldn’t be more pleased to be part of a project that is destined for so many good things. Be sure to pick up your own copy of the magazine, andContinue reading “New fiction in Canthius, Issue One”