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”

Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time

I have two new poems up in the inaugural issue of Talking About Strawberries All the Time. Have a read, if you like! The poems, “Today I can’t be sad” and “August 27:” are from my current working manuscript (entitled Dear bird,). My thanks to editor Malcom Curtis for the publication. Keep watching for updates about myContinue reading “Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time”

The Brightest Thing forthcoming early 2019 with Caitlin Press

  I’m excited to announce that my first book of poetry, The Brightest Thing, is forthcoming early next year with Caitlin Press (and it has a beautiful fairy tale cover)! Read all about it on the publisher’s online catalogue. And stay tuned for launch party details–I can’t wait to share this book with you!

New poem published in Word and Colour, September 2017

I’m thrilled to collaborate with Word and Colour once again! My new poem “White Dresses” is now up on the site, in response to visual art by Nicolas V. Sanchez. I feel very lucky to be a contributor to Word and Colour. The journal’s mandate is “to confront oppression or provide positive alternatives to stereotype.” The journal curates pieces of visualContinue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour, September 2017”

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”

The Games We Play exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery runs from June 24 to September 17

I have new work appearing in The Games We Play, a juried exhibition that will be showing all summer at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The opening reception is happening on Friday, June 23 and I would love to see you there–the event is free to members and to guests by invitation. You can RSVP toContinue reading “The Games We Play exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery runs from June 24 to September 17”

New poem published in Bird’s Thumb

My poem “Nesting” is now published in the June issue of Bird’s Thumb, a delightfully quirky journal that showcases emerging writers. I’m completely charmed by their logo design, and consistently enjoy the work they feature, so I’m extra pleased the editors have chosen to feature my poem! I hope you’ll check out the issue … and stayContinue reading “New poem published in Bird’s Thumb”

New poem published in Word and Colour, May 2017

I’m thrilled to collaborate with Word and Colour again (my poem “Tinaja” appeared in the journal in February). My new poem “Natural Behaviours” is now up on the site, in response to visual art by Nick Liefhebber. I feel very lucky to be a contributor to Word and Colour. As I’ve mentioned before, I love the journal’s mandate “to confront oppression or provide positiveContinue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour, May 2017”

New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine

I’ve got two new poems in the newest issue of Grain: “Folk Tale Type 425C” and “On Learning a Girlfriend Started Cutting Again.” In very different ways, both poems explore the way that love, even good love, can fail to meet our expectations of “happily ever after.” Both of these poems happen to be particularly dearContinue reading “New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine”

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”