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”

A Mermaid in Saskatoon’s Grain: A Journal of Eclectic Writing

Right up there with my elation to be published in Arc Poetry Magazine is my excitement that I have poetry appearing in Grain. “The Third Eldest Sea Princess” is a long suite of poems based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid,” but it tells the story from the point of view of one of theContinue reading “A Mermaid in Saskatoon’s Grain: A Journal of Eclectic Writing”

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”

Geeking out at Heartwood Café for the ROOM Magazine issue launch

I had a wonderful time at Room’s fall launch last night! For the first set, Kayla Czaga read her heartwrenching/heart-warming nonfiction piece from issue 37.2, “Expanding the Voice.” Then Paula Lemke read a story that was recogonized with an honourable mention in the 2014 Room Contest – Fiction Category, and Kelly Thompson read a great nonfiction storyContinue reading “Geeking out at Heartwood Café for the ROOM Magazine issue launch”

The Writer Tag and Blog Hop, or: My writing process, complete with a robin in the garden

I find it endlessly fascinating to know about other writers’ processes, so I am pretty pleased with the current Writer Tag and Blog Hop that’s going on! I get to read everyone else’s trade secrets and decide which ones I want to steal–and so do you! You also get to look at some photos ofContinue reading “The Writer Tag and Blog Hop, or: My writing process, complete with a robin in the garden”

Audience appreciation

Happy National Poetry Month! What kinds of poems are you reading? If you’re in Vancouver and looking for more great poetry experiences, may I humbly suggest that you check out Swoon this Friday? This Friday’s event is going to have great readings of both poetry and prose by some  absolutely fantastic writers. I’m really lookingContinue reading “Audience appreciation”