Writers Read with Daphne Marlatt and Erin Mouré

On Friday night I attended another Writers Read at Concordia University, this time with Erin Mouré, who read brilliant dog poems (or poems with dogs in them), and Daphne Marlatt who read from her Sveva poems, among others. They were both in a (language) league of their own. You could practically fold the poems and [...]

We’re Launching in Montreal

Please join me on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7pm at Dazibao (5455 avenue de Gaspé), as I’ll launch my debut poetry collection, Mechanics of a Gaze (Mansfield Press, 2017). Mansfield's first fall launch will also feature new work by Puneet Dutt and Nelson Ball. Along with the Mansfield books, there will be a reading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Last Night’s QWF’s Gala Was Filled With Small Fires and A Little Measure of Darkness…

Last night's 18th QWF Awards Gala brought a few surprises... and a lot of applause. A large (and loud!) community of English--and French--writers and friends gathered on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 to honour their own. The gala was held at The Corona--a vintage silent film theatre built in 1912--in the Sud-Ouest borough. Tanya Evanson, host par excellence, opened the event with a spoken-word [...]