Saturday, April 8, 2017

Reading drafts over drafts at grit LIT


Hamilton's annual literary celebration, grit LIT, is in full swing this weekend and I'm happy to get involved. I'll be reading at an event called Drafts and Drafts, which asks visiting and local writers to share works-in-progress over pints. Drafts over drafts, what an idea. 

Drafts and Drafts happens Sunday, April 9th (4:30pm) at the excellent Mills Hardware and features Wayne Grady, E. Graziani, Shane Neilson, Merilyn Simonds, Marnie Woodrow and myself. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and a drink ticket is included in the price.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hart House Review's winter supplement


I missed the launch of Hart House Review's winter supplement back in January, but my contributor copies just arrived in the post. Thanks to new Managing Editor Sophia Savva for sending them over! 

The plan was to upload a photo of my poem (since I'm not sure if it's available to order) but, better yet, the whole supplement is now live on HHR's website

So far really enjoying the work by Josh Silver, Emmy Fu and John Nyman. Anyway, here's "Turkey Pond"



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Two poems in ottawater


ottawater is more than a deluge of fine poetry and prose – it’s a once-per-year snapshot of everything Ottawa’s writing scene is and could be. Is, because rob mclennan keeps such a keen eye on the city’s newbies and mainstays. And could be, because it’s hard to read each volume without imagining Ottawa’s literary scene with all of its ex-pats still living and immersed in the National Capital Region. Indeed, ottawater is that eclectic and brilliant potential, momentarily realized.

The digital mag is back for its thirteenth issue and I’m happy to see so many wonderful names attached. Quite a few new names as well, for me at least. There are too many entries to digest in one sitting but when you make it to the P section, you’ll find my poems “Bound” and “Cannot transform myth #19”. 

Issue #13 is live right here. Thanks to rob mclennan for including me and cheers to Tanya Sprowl for designing the best-looking ottawater yet.