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”

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”

A poem in Blue Unicorn

I’m so pleased that I got the latest issue of Blue Unicorn in the mail this week. The editors previously published me in their February issue, and I am so impressed by the quality of the poetry in the magazine. It’s one of those magazines where I read through all the other work and I likeContinue reading “A poem in Blue Unicorn”

A Poem in Arc Poetry Magazine

I came home from the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Gala last night to discover that my contributor’s copy of Arc Poetry Magazine had arrived in the post! I’m so absolutely thrilled to have work in this magazine–it really is a dream come true! I so admire the quality of Arc, and it’s an honour to haveContinue reading “A Poem in Arc Poetry Magazine”

The City Series from Frog Hollow Press: Number One – Vancouver

I’m so pleased that two of my poems have been chosen to help represent Vancouver in the first volume of Frog Hollow Press’s new chapbook series, The City Series. Edited by the excellent writer Michael Prior and with cover photography by Amanda Siebert, it is a well-curated and gorgeous little book! The poems all reflect orContinue reading “The City Series from Frog Hollow Press: Number One – Vancouver”

A Short Story in Vending Machine Press

It’s still March over here in Canada, but it’s already April 1st in Australia, which means that the new issue of Vending Machine Press is now live, featuring my short story “Colossal.” “Colossal” is about love and heartbreak and colossal squid. It’s available free to read online, and I hope you will like it!

Poem of the Day on Autumn Sky Poetry

Christine Klocek-Lim chose my poem “Preface to Casanova’s Histoire de ma vie” as the poem of the day on her daily poem journal,  Autumn Sky Poetry. “Preface” originally appeared in The Malahat Review, issue 167, Summer 2009.

A Poem in Rose Red Review

I’m so pleased to announce that with the first day of spring also comes the publication of the spring issue of Rose Red Review, which features my poem “Beauty.” It’s one of several fairy tale poems I’ve written (you may remember “Rapunzel,” which Contemporary Verse 2 published last summer). “Beauty” is from the point of view of the heroine fromContinue reading “A Poem in Rose Red Review”

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”

2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize

I am absolutely THRILLED that Contemporary Verse 2 and Sue Goyette has named me the winner of the 2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize for my poem, “Fire and Safety.” Congrats to my fellow writers on the shortlist, and gratitude to everyone who’s jumping up and down with me. Hooray! I am kind of in awe to beContinue reading “2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize”