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


Oh happy day! A new book of poetry, published by Frontenac House Press. Niche is part of Frontenac’s 2015 Quartet, which also includes Two Minds by Harold Rhenisch Changelings by Cassy Welburn ClockWork by Zaid Shlah We’ll be launching the Quartet as a group in Calgary, AB on Sunday, September 13, 2-4 pm at Memorial Park Library … Read more

Canada Writes

I’m happy to share the news that my poem “Coda” is a finalist for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize. You can read all five shortlisted poems, and some great articles about writing on the Canada Writes website.

Lateral Symmetry

I have several new paper, ceramic and textile pieces on display the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba as part of the exhibit Lateral Symmetry which runs from Septmber 4th to October 25th, and also includes artwork by Elvira Finnegan, Tracy Peters and Sarah Ciurysek. This show shares the main gallery with a collection of works … Read more

Parts of a Whole

My poetic navigational tool In Its Own Tongue, created during a residency at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, will be included in Parts of a Whole: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community This exhibtion will run from August 16 – October 20, 2013 at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, in the Open Book Building in … Read more

Robson Reading Series

I will be travelling to Vancouver later this month to read as part of UBC’s Robson Reading Series with poets Walid Bitar and Missy Marston. My poems will be happy to visit the coast that birthed them! Join us on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7pm at the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

In a few days, I’ll be travelling to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to spend a couple of weeks as an artist in residence. I’ll be working on a letterpress project that incorporates maps, images, and poetry about tidal rivers in my home province of Nova Scotia. I’ve heard really good things about MCBA, … Read more

Distillo from Gaspereau Press

I’m happy to announce the release of my new collection of poetry from Gaspereau Press. There will be several launches for the book in Nova Scotia, and one in St. John’s, NL. The details: HALIFAX, NS Tuesday 28 March at 7:30 p.m. Gaspereau Press poets Peter Sanger and Basma Kavanagh will be reading from their … Read more