I'm delighted that two of my poems received Second Prize at the 16th Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest. The first poem is based on a photograph of Adèle Bloch-Bauer, "a wealthy society woman and hostess of a renowned Viennese Salon at the beginning of the twentieth century" as well as a favourite muse of Gustav Klimt. According [...]
My poems have made the longlist (once again) surrounded by friends (and former Concordia colleagues) Larissa Andrusyshyn and Moez Surani. It's a thrill to represent the province of Quebec in this national competition, as well as Concordia University's Creative Writing program! The shortlist will be announced Nov. 17. May the most important poem win. Looking forward [...]
You can find three of my poems in the latest issue of The Antigonish Review. About The Antigonish Review: The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven [...]
Last night's poetry (and prose!) reading at The Yellow Door, hosted by Ilona Martonfi, featured readings by: Susan Elmslie, Melissa Bull, Steven Mayoff, Michael Mirolla, JP Karwacki, Lydia Lockett, James Dunnigan, and myself.
Tune in to CKUT Radio (90.3FM) on Tuesday, August 25th @ 7.30am and hear me chat poetics. I'll be on Jeffrey Mackie's Montreal Literary Report talking poetry and some other vacuous stuff. I think I'll also be asked to read some poems... ? What are we talking about anyway, Jeffrey? In all cases, I'll be there.
The voices were as varied as the names. The event was recorded in a multitrack format "with some microphones capturing the voices of the poets, and other mics placed in different locations to capture the sounds that will occur concurrently, but out of earshot of the actual reading (including, the sounds of the city’s Grand [...]
I'll be reading a poem (together with a couple of friends of mine) as part of this fabulous sound project happening at Concordia University. Please join me on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 @ 8pm at J.A. DeSève Cinema.
Here are some photos from a literary competition (at College Jean-de-Brébeuf) for which I've been a judge for the past four years. Every year they invite me to their award ceremony (usually held at the end of April, beginning of May), which is such a pleasure to attend. I love reading and, eventually, hearing these kids. Raw creative [...]
The Antigonish Review has accepted three of my poems for publication in their next issue. I'm so glad to be a part of this historic literary mag. I'll keep you posted as to when it'll be out in-print and in-store. In the meantime, here's some info on the mag: "For forty years, The Antigonish Review [...]
A new film is opening soon about a controversy surrounding Gustav Klimt's 1907 masterpiece, "Portrait of Adèle Bloch-Bauer I," and I look forward to seeing it. A poem I wrote, published in The Malahat Review's issue 177, looks at a study Klimt had done for the "Portrait of Adèle Bloch-Bauer I". Here is a short description of the [...]