NYT: How We Juneteenth

Please read this this project. Poetry isn't only in the words. It's in the living. "But there’s a conversation I’ve been having with my friends: Is celebrating this holiday enough to begin to fix all that’s so very broken? And, one tick further, is the national embrace of what has been known as the African-American... Continue Reading →

Virtual Toronto Lit Up: Bones

It is now official! Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto Lit Up, and Brick Books have all come together to host a virtual launch of my first published book! It will be hosted by Denise B. McLeod, with special guest, Jennifer Alicia Murrin! June 29, 2020 at 8:30 on Zoom. Check out the official page here, for... Continue Reading →

Gwendolyn Brooks: reading

Another brilliant poet we should all know, and hear regularly ... From the Youtube post: "Reads "The Near-Johannesburg Boy," "The Mother," and "We Real Cool." Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people... Continue Reading →

I have few words

Like you, I'm following what's happening around us. I've been creative, but I can't pretend everything is normal ... and I won't dare suggest we return to what was. I recently thought of something I wrote for BLOOD - which just barely touched the edges of all this - so I'll leave it here in... Continue Reading →

Poetry London: Spring Mini Reading Series

Announcing their "spring project: a multi-week online mini reading series featuring poets from across Canada!"  Video posts will happen on Wednesdays at 7:00pm starting on May 20th.  Each week, they will feature three poets, who will read their poetry. THis is being released on their youtube page, check it out! (link)

CBC POETRY PRIZE

The call for submissions is still open! Until May 31, 2020, you can still submit a poem for this lovely contest: The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. And it'll be published on CBC Books. They've... Continue Reading →

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