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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.

Most Anticipated
Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes appears on 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated spring 2017 list, as well as Quill and Quire’s spring preview.

Hunter Street Books Curated Shelf
hunter-st-bks-curated-shelf-dec-2016I 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.

New Poems in Rusty Toque
I have three new poems in issue 11 of the online journal Rusty Toque, with accompanying audio of me reading the poems.

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 Poems in The Humber Literary Review
Two of my poems appear in the Spring & Summer 2016 issue of The Humber Literary Review.

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.

New Poems in Three Publications
Watch for a few of my newer poems in 2016: The Humber Literary Review in May 2016, Taddle Creek in June 2016 and Rusty Toque in the fall of 2016.

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.”

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My first novel Watch How We Walk was published by ECW Press in 2013.

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.