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 [...]

Visual Arts Centre Zoom Reading

Last night I read (virtually) alongside the infamous Louise Dupré, H. Nigel Thomas, James Dunnigan, and Anita Anand. The event was hosted by Ian Ferrier, who closed the Zoom reading with a deep sound performance. Louis Dupré moved me to near tears with her text about her mother, taken from her memoir. I also loved James’ tone--the quasi-Romantic [...]

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 [...]