BOOK LAUNCHES, READINGS AND MORE
With my new book Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes about to launch, I have a lot of upcoming readings in 2017. Check my Readings & Events page for news of events in Canada.
WRITER IN RESIDENCE AT OPEN BOOK IN APRIL
I’m pleased to be Open Book’s April Writer in Residence, where I’ll publish sixteen posts about poetry and the writing process during April 2017.
MANY GENDERED MOTHERS ESSAY – LIBBY SCHEIER
My essay on the late poet Libby Scheier was published on the many gendered mothers blog, a project that publishes short essays by writers about the women, trans* and non-binary writers who influenced them.
AT THE DESK WITH OPEN BOOK
I wrote about my office space and process for Open Book in their At the Desk Series.
IFOA POETRY NOW – 5 QUESTIONS
I answer five questions about poetry, in lead up to the Poetry NOW event at Harbourfront Centre.
HUNTER STREET BOOKS CURATED SHELF
I was one of the authors chosen to curate a shelf of my book recommendations at Peterborough’s Hunter Street Books, owned by writer Michelle Berry. I chose the novel Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye, poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, memoir hybrid The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, and the novel The Door by Magda Szabo.
On the Line Poetry Podcast on Kim Hyesoon
In September 2016, I had the honour and pleasure of participating in the poetry podcast On the Line, about the incredible South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon. You can listen to it on the Rusty Toque website here.
New Poem in Taddle Creek Magazine
My poem “Backyard Insurrection” appears in the Summer 2016 issue of Taddle Creek. There’s also a recording of me reading itrecording of me reading it for the Taddle Creek podcast.
Forthcoming Poetry Collection Spring 2017
My new book of poetry Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes will be published by BookThug in spring of 2017.
The Taddle Creek Podcast
Here’s a podcast of me reading my poem “Tables.”
Lit POP Awards for Poetry
I am thrilled to be shortlisted for the 2015 Lit POP Awards, judged by Damian Rogers and George Saunders. You can see the full shortlist for poetry and fiction and the winners here.
September 16, 2014 – Watch How We Walk is longlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize
From the 2014 jury (Shauna Singh Baldwin, Francine Prose, Justin Cartwright):
“We’re celebrating writers brave enough to change public discourse, generous with their empathy, offering deeply immersive experiences. Some delve into the sack of memory and retrieve the wisdom we need for our times, others turn the unfamiliar beloved. All are literary achievements we feel will touch and even transform you.”
I’m also the author of two poetry collections: The Dagger Between Her Teeth (ECW Press) and I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel (ECW Press). I’m currently at work on a new manuscript of poetry. Currently, I divide my time between downtown Toronto and rural Ontario.
“Watch How We Walk is a thoughtful, well-crafted and impressive debut” – Globe and Mail. December 2013
View the book trailer for my novel Watch How We Walk:
You can click on the links at the top of the page to read about my projects or upcoming events.