Second Prize – 16th Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest

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 [...]

Longlisted for the 2015 CBC Poetry Prize

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 [...]

New Poems In The Antigonish Review

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 [...]

3 Poems Accepted by TAR

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 Klimt Film

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 [...]