It means so much to me to be a part of this book and to have a performance as part of the online launch. My thanks to Sue Goyette and all my fellow contributors, and the publisher, for making this important and necessary book possible.
I’m excited to share the news that I’m one of the contributing writers to Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food, edited by Rachel Rose. The book will be published by Anvil Press this coming fall. Profits from the book are shared with refugee and low-income families through the BC Farmers MarketContinue reading “Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food”
I’m super pleased that I have three poems appearing in the spring issue (40.2) of Room Magazine, edited by Meghan Bell. “Dust,” “Love and Nintendo,” and “Creatures” explore the after-effects of sexual violence, and I so appreciate that they found a first home in such an awesome feminist magazine. There are lots of other fine writers featuredContinue reading “Poetry forthcoming in Room Magazine”
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 so excited to arrive in Sechelt tomorrow for the beginning of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Word with Lorna Crozier, Janine Alyson Young and Rebecca Hendry for the Boobs event on August 13 at 1:00!
What a fantastic turn-out to the Boobs celebration at UBC! Thank you to Caitlin Press, for believing in the book right away. Thank you to Sara Graefe and Nancy Lee of the UBC Creative Writing Department for helping to organize this, and for Francine Cunningham and the UBC Alumni Association for collaborating. A huge thank you toContinue reading “Boobs Anthology Reading at UBC Vancouver was empowering”
Once upon a time Laura Ritland and I co-wrote and co-illustrated Four Portraits, a chapbook of poems and drawings. Then—with support from the wonderful folk of JackPine Press—we spent hours and hours making the 75 limited edition chapbooks by hand. This process involved a lot of gluing and folding, and scoring and folding, and cuttingContinue reading “Two Poets with Four Portraits in Saskatoon”
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”
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”