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Literary Review of Canada on newsstands now

The LRC July/August issue (Vol. 21, No. 6) placed a poem of mine that was submitted to their ekphrastic poetry call. Ekphrastic poetry is inspired by or comments on another art form, such as dance, art or music. Spoiler alert: sardonic opera content. Now, back to summer….

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Livewords Poetry Series: reading from Carousel 30

I read from Carousel 30 in the Live Words reading to launch Carousel 31 — and celebrate National Poetry Month: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 pm The Black Swan, 2nd floor, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto, hosted by Livewords Poetry Reading Series. Carousel 30 is on newsstands now….

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Singing Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen performs in Toronto this Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4th and 5th. We gathered on Saturday, December 1st, to feast, toast, and honour his legacy. Thanks to all who contributed food bank and warm clothing donations. And thank you, Lennie. Halleluya! We sang your honey when our youth was new. We will lean this way […]

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Gone to SEED (the alternative high school reunion)

Joni Mitchell was wrong. We can return. We did return. We gathered from hither and yon on Saturday, November 10, 2012, for Gone to SEED (the ’68–’70s reunion). And a mighty fine time was had by all. But first some history. Toronto in 1968 was home to ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well’, Barbara Streisand’s ‘Funny Girl’, […]

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Join us for a book launch

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, I will be reading at the launch of The Art of Poetic Inquiry, edited by Suzanne Thomas, Ardra L. Cole, and Sheila Stewart. This anthology of poetry, essays, and reflection from 39 contributors was published by Backalong Books in August. 7:30 pm Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto east of […]

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