In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense

Heading into a new decade, I’m looking back, & looking forward. Time passes so quickly. It was only yesterday I was a child playing make believe with my brother. Today my 8-month-old son pulled himself to standing for the first time, & my 2-year-old daughter announced, loudly, at dinner, “I’m a sweetheart!” Happy New Year,Continue reading “In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense”

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”

Poetry forthcoming in Room Magazine

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”

New poetry in Synaesthesia Magazine

Annabelle Carvell and Carlotta Eden, co-founders/editors of the gorgeously-produced Synaesthesia Magazine, have been slowly unfolding their newest issue, BODY&SEX, online over the course of this month. Two years ago–in spring 2015–they published my short fiction “Daily Bread” in their EAT issue and I’m honoured to be included in their new BODY&SEX issue with the publication of my poemContinue reading “New poetry in Synaesthesia Magazine”

Forthcoming Spring & Publications – part II

I’ve recently had a couple other confirmations trickle down, and I am so excited to tell you that I have two poems forthcoming in The Maynard. They’ve previously published some of my favourite writers/people, including Laura Ritland and Kayla Czaga, and I’m thrilled to become part of their ranks. Look for “Love and IKEA II” andContinue reading “Forthcoming Spring & Publications – part II”

Winter Solstice, Love, & Nail Polish

Happy winter solstice to you all! I am pleased we have reached the shortest day of the year, but also thrilled that today is the day that One Throne Magazine published their winter issue. It features my Pushcart Prize nominated poem, “Love and Nail Polish.” I am so excited that you can all read it now!Continue reading “Winter Solstice, Love, & Nail Polish”

Heart all aflutter for Swoon Fall 2014

My heart is all aflutter! Tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) is Swoon Fall 2014! 7pm. Trees Coffee at 450 Granville St. Be there and BE LOVED! I’m thrilled to be hosting with Sierra Skye Gemma to bring you performances by andrea bennett, Lucas Crawford, Shannon Rayne, Andrea Routley, Ellie Sawatzky, Mallory Tater, and Janine Alyson Young!Continue reading “Heart all aflutter for Swoon Fall 2014”

Save the Date for November 15 – Swoon Fall 2014!

I’m so pleased to confirm that I will be hosting the next event for Swoon along with Sierra Skye Gemma, on November 15, 7pm, at Trees Coffee! The author announcement will be posted in the next week or so, but I can reassure you that we have an absolutely fantastic set of new Swooners forContinue reading “Save the Date for November 15 – Swoon Fall 2014!”

Geeking out at WORD Vancouver

I had an amazing time at WORD Vancouver on Sunday, September 28! It would have been hard not to, though, because we couldn’t have asked for better weather. What an incredibly gorgeous, sunshiny autumn day! The first things that I did when I got there was sign-in and collect my nametag. I was excited toContinue reading “Geeking out at WORD Vancouver”