I’ll be participating in Planet Earth Poetry on Friday, June 21st in Victoria. It’ll be my second trip to the island in as many months, and I’m looking forward to sharing poems at Hillside Coffee and Tea. Please join!
I’m launching Lift tomorrow in Vancouver. I hope you can join us.
Friends, I have a book coming out.
It looks like this. It’s available for pre-order, and will arrive on your doorstep on May 1, 2019 from Thistledown Press.
Vancouver, there will be a book launch on Wednesday, May 22nd. For Victoria folk, Tuesday, May 14th. Saint John kindred, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25th (I know, it’s a long way away - I need to fly to you, bear with me).
It’s taken me forty minutes to write this post, because I don’t have the words. But it’s taken me years to be able to type this announcement, and I’m not taking any bit of it for granted.
I have a book coming out.
It’s no longer Spring 2018, which mean I’ve been terribly remiss in celebrating the spring issue of Contemporary Verse 2, which was an all-poetry powerhouse. Vol. 40 Issue No. 4 featured my poem “Tipping” alongside thirty-two other “fired-up voices,” and you can still get your hands on this scrappy collection here. Many thanks to CV2 for including me.
I’ve had the privilege of reading some truly accomplished debut collections, and Allison LaSorda’s Stray is at the top of this list. I feel like LaSorda could teach a masterclass on line breaks, and follow it up with tips on how to skewer and cradle at the same time. Her work is so intentional. You can find my full review in Arc here, and if you need me, I’ll be over in my corner taking copious notes.