The poem entitled "&" has been published in Zouch Magazine this week. Thank you Zouch! I’m pleased to see it featured for a number of reasons and at this time of year, specifically. As both the elegy to a narrative in my life that has held strong for ten years and, incidentally, the last poem I wrote prior to getting married in September, "&" touches on some things I found important to say right. The timing of the publication just happens to coincide with the hometown scene I envisioned while writing it – those south-end, St. Catharines bungalows smoking over a winter solstice. I reckon the approach of New Year’s signals a cause for navel-gazing in each of us, on some level. You can read mine here. What a year it has been.