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!
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.
The subTerrain Winter Issue is out, and in it is my poem Interlock! Copies are on newsstands now. I have no qualms recommending this issue to you especially because the cover features illustrations by good friend and writer extraordinaire andrea bennett. Aren't they great?
UBC is hosting a Marathon Reading on campus this Wednesday, March 7th, and I've got a slot!
Pop in to the Irving K. Barber (Lillooet Room, 301) around 1:00 to hear from me and a variety of fabulous writers and readers.
See you in the stacks!