New poem in The Antigonish Review

I’ve got a new poem, “The Giantess,” in the new issue of The Antigonish Review. I hope you’ll check it out! It’s a monologue from the point of view of the wife of the giant from “Jack and the Beanstalk.” My thanks to the editors for supporting my fairy tale rhymes! And here’s a photographContinue reading “New poem in The Antigonish Review”

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”

Review of Glad and Sorry Seasons

I wrote a review for Catherine Chandler’s most recent book of poetry, Glad and Sorry Seasons (Biblioasis, 2014). You can go read my review over on the PRISM international website now; I hope it’ll make you want to pick up a copy and read Glad and Sorry Seasons, too! I love sonnets, so it should be noContinue reading “Review of Glad and Sorry Seasons”

Arc 2015 Poem of the Year Short List

I’m super excited to announce that my poem “Lavinia” from The Brightest Thing is on the short list for Arc’s Poem of the Year Contest. As you may recall, I simply love Arc and so I am just tickled pink to be recognized by them. There’s nothing to do but cross my fingers (you can go ahead andContinue reading “Arc 2015 Poem of the Year Short List”

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”

Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers

Recently, the world celebrated William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Well, that’s our best guess, anyway, anyone who’s studied Shakespeare will tell you: we only know what day he was christened, so we assume April 23rd is his birthday. Regardless, there were some  pretty fun celebrations of the Bard around the world, including “Cakespeare,” a contest hosted byContinue reading “Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers”