Nocturne

Last year, fellow poet Sean Howard and I created a poetry installation, called “Poemtree” for Lumière Cape Breton. This year, we have been invited to bring the Poemtree to Halifax for Nocturne, in an exchange between the two festivals. We’ll be adding poems to a beautiful Russian olive on the waterfront near the bottom of … Read more

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival

I had a great time debuting Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. I had the opportunity to read in Brandon and Winnipeg, see old friends and colleagues, meet new writers, and hear some dazzling, funny, visionary poetry at Voices in the Circle. Thanks, WIWF!

Words, Ghosts & Apricots

I’ll be launching my new poetry collection with poet Sean Howard at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, on Friday, October 12, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Everyone is warmly invited to join us for short readings from the new works, discussion, and light refreshments.

Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots

A new book of poetry! I’m happy to be part of the 2018 Poetry Quartet from Frontenac House Press. Check out the book, and the Quartet, here. Or, buy yourself some poetry here.

Center for Book Arts Reading

My chapbook manuscript Ahli was shortlisted in the New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. I’m VERY excited to be reading with David Denny, and Kimberly Kruge at the Center on October 20th, at 6:30pm.The Center will be producing a broadside from a selection of my work that will be available at the reading. I … Read more

Lumière Cape Breton

  I had the good fortune to participate in Lumière Cape Breton’s Art-at-Night event in downtown Sydney on September 23. Fellow poet Sean Howard and I collaborated on an installation called the Poemtree. Participants were invited to bring or write poems to hang in the tree’s branches over the course of the evening. People brought … Read more

CBC Nonfiction Prize 2017

My essay “Bone Shadows” made the longlist for the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize. I’m as surprised as you are. This is good news for the rest of the embryonic essays slowly taking shape in my mind.

Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition

I was pleased to learn that my long poem Ahli was shortlisted in the emerging writer category of this year’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition, administered by Exile Literary Quarterly. Expect to see a selection from the poem in the near future.

National Poetry Month

I’ll be on the road with Niche in April, with stops in Sydney, Lunenburg, and Ottawa. I’ll be reading at: McConnell Library in Sydney, on April 5th at 7 pm Cape Breton University, April 7th at 4pm in the Verschuren Centre Boardroom (CS 101), Lexicon Books, Lunenburg, at 2pm April 10th, with Kris Bertin Black … Read more

Niche in Winnipeg

Edmonton, Calgary, and Brandon, you were awesome! Now, I’m looking forward to reading from Niche in Winnipeg, with the wonderful Ariel Gordon. We’ll be reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers in the Travel Alcove (that sounds cosy) at 7:30pm, on Saturday, October 10th. The reading will be hosted by Charlene Diehl and co-presented by the Winnipeg … Read more