New poem published in Word and Colour

My brand new poem “Tinaja“–inspired by the artwork of Sonia Alins Miguel–is now published in the fantastic online journal, Word and Colour. My thanks to editor Leah Mol for the opportunity to participate. I’ve admired the journal for a long time because I love its mandate “to confront oppression or provide positive alternatives to stereotypes”Continue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour”

New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine

I’m pleased to pass on the news that my poem “Half-Shark” has found a home! This little weird poem is inspired by sibling love, My Little Pony, and the ’90s cartoon Street Sharks and its action figures. I’m really excited the poem has been included in issue seventeen of  (parenthetical), thanks to the amazing team at words(on)pages. Nicole Brewer and WilliamContinue reading “New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine”

Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)

Friends, I know we’re all feeling blue right now. But may I share something happy? My copies of The New Quarterly (issue 140) arrived. This issue contains my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which won their 2016 Occasional Verse Contest.  My thanks to Kim Jernigan and all the jurors of the contest. I’m so so grateful toContinue reading “Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)”

Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2

EVENT 45/2 is now out and the issue contains two of my poems. Check it out! “Waiting for Spring, or Something” is a poem about depressingly rainy winters, faith, doubt, teaching children, and the nature of happiness on earth. “Love and Paradise Lost” is about angels and sex. Both poems are from my working manuscript aboutContinue reading “Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2”

2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

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”

Boobs Anthology Reading July 13th at UBC Vancouver

Two Poets with Four Portraits in Saskatoon

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”

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 reading in Vancouver June 18th at Trees

Join us for another celebration of Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts in Vancouver on Saturday, June 18 at Trees Coffee downtown on Granville St. RSVP to the event on Facebook. Details below! :Women

Shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie Prize for Poetry

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”