April 9th at 8pm - online at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOuCtpD09GRNRdOr0tvg8w An extraordinary debut set in Toronto, unfurling against the backdrop of an ancient Persian love story. Join us on our youtube page on April 9th at 8pm for an online reading and discussion of Accretion by Irfan Ali. Featuring a conversation with Emily Pohl-Weary. The story of... Continue Reading →
Tyler Pennock at the Poetry Party
Concrete & River shared a poem of mine, along with some personal insights I had about writing it - poetry party is their way of helping poets through the COVID-19 difficulties, when their launches have been cancelled. Tyler Pennock writes: This poem is the opening to Bones - and is a part that took me quite some time... Continue Reading →
Stephen Burt: Why People Need Poetry
Why poetry? I'll be honest - I'd like to let someone else answer that. I'm not the expert. But really, it's because I'm trying to finish my second book before the end of April. please, check this ted talk out... https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_burt_why_people_need_poetry?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare About Stephen: In his influential poetry criticism, Stephen Burt links the contemporary with Stephen... Continue Reading →
April is National Poetry Month!
National Poetry Month So, as the title reads - April is National Poetry Month! Poetry is beautiful, lovely, inspiring, life-altering, causes you to re-view the world, and a way to see yourself in the wider world. To me, poetry is a place where you give space, breath, and time equal consideration to whatever words you... Continue Reading →
29 works of Canadian poetry to watch for in spring 2020
CBC has released their list of 29 books to watch for and guess who's on the list?
Check this out - a book that I've written. I'm pretty excited about it, and hope you are too. It's available for order on all the websites, but check this out... https://www.brickbooks.ca/books/bones/ Or if you are willing to do us a favour, check out glad day book shop's facebook page - they were delivering for... Continue Reading →
Bones is about to be released!
So Long, and thanks for all the stories.
A new post - for my closest friend, hero, and all-around amazing human ... Ian Clarke. This was part of how I worked through the grief of his sudden passing. 26 February 2020 - 1pm I love you, my closest friend, my protector, the only adult in my life at times, and the man who... Continue Reading →
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