Banff Writing Studio Residency – A Journal

These are some notes recorded during my residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Writing Studio, which occurred from April 30th to June 3rd 2017. Day 1: April 30 2017 I arrived to Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity having slept only 4 hours the previous night. Upon arriving to Calgary, there was another hour [...]

Virtual Poetry Reading Scheduled

I’ve been invited to read (virtually) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Visual Arts Centre Zoom Reading. I look forward to reading and sharing some of my new work. I hope you will connect with us. Here are the details: Curator: Ilona Martonfi When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00PM - 8:30PM What: An Evening [...]

Three Poems Published in Bengaluru Review

Three of my poems have been recently accepted by Bengaluru Review. About the Review: "Bengaluru Review is an online magazine dedicated to art and its many expressions. Started as a joint collaboration by Abhivyakti and Atta Galatta, the magazine is run completely on submission basis. We publish reviews of books, poetry, plays, exhibitions, events, art festivals, films, [...]

Brickyard by Brick Books

Brickyard by Brick Books has accepted a video recording of my poetry. About Brickyard: "Brickyard is an audio/visual hub proud to showcase excellence in Canadian writers, poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists. Brickyard aims to build relationships with potential print-list authors while simultaneously showcasing the different kinds of poetries being performed in Canada. Using an [...]

The Toronto Launch

I flew over to TO and had a blast reading some of my poems to a newly discovered crowd. The Toronto Launch of Mansfield Press’ Fall 2017 Edition was held on Sunday, November 19 @ 2pm at Monarch Tavern (a landmark established in 1910 in the Little Italy neighbourhood). The event featured local poet and [...]

Edits, Edits, Edits… and More Edits

Going over Ocean Vuong and Karen Solie’s edits of my poems. I had the pleasure of meeting them at the Banff Centre during my Writing Studio residency in May 2017. Karen’s edits were so meticulous, every semi-colon was interrogated; I loved it: Ocean was all about naming other poets for spark + pushing your personal [...]

Poetry Book Published This Fall

It’s official: my poetry manuscript, inspired by the life and work of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, has been accepted for publication. The book will be coming out this fall with Mansfield Press. The press is based in Toronto and I’m working with publisher Denis De Klerck. Everything happened so quickly; I’m currently (insanely) busy applying the [...]