When the prolific poet, David W. McFadden, won the 2014 Giller Prize for Excellence in Poetry for What’s the Score? (Mansfield, 2013), my first poetry manuscript was still out in left field without a literary home. “David,” I asked, “what advice can you give me?” “Just keep writing and sending them out.” David was right. I kept […]
With gratitiude to Luciana Ricciutelli for fishing me out of her slush pile, I announce that my first poetry collection, some conditions apply, will hatch with Inanna Publications in 2019. I am proud to follow many fine writers into this creative stable.
The Moosemeat Writers Group presents their 14th Annual Chapbook Launch Free admission, free fun, free door prizes, chapbooks $4 while quantities last…
Bring your notebooks, pens and pencils to explore how music-evoked imagery can round out characters and resolve stuck plots. When: 7-9 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2016 Where: The Central, 604 Markham Street (upstairs) Why: A writers’ session — all genres and hybrids welcome Cost: Free All art constantly aspires towards the conditions of music. […]
“My First Job” was published Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Numéro Cinq, the literary web journal curated and published by Douglas Glover. For a comic sliver of my wild and wooly youth — with images and audio — http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2016/07/09/x/. But never mind me, enjoy the poetry, fiction and nonfiction on this splendid site.
For those of you who cherish The Best Canadian Poetry, please join Molly Peacock, Lois Lorimer, Jim Nason & special guest Helen Humphreys as we insure another year of this anthology (and have brunch hors d’oeuvres, too). Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11am-1pm The Wickson Social 5 St. Joseph Street, Toronto Contribution: $50.00* RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love […]
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Place: OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Toronto Time: 7:00 pm (open mic sign up by 6:45 pm) Cost: none This National Poetry Month reading features Andrea Thompson, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Robert Priest, Bänoo Zan, Mary Rykov, Catherine Black, Carrianne Leung and Lisa Myers PLUS open mic and Q & A hosted by Lillian […]
I welcome new immigrants with music experiences designed to facilitate English language skills…
Happy New Year, one and all! Taraxacum officinale blooms in Issue 9 (Winter 2016) of the West Coast literary journal, Pulp Literature, a wonderful way to begin the year. I am grateful to the editors for selecting this poem for publication, and particularly to Mel Anastasiou for rendering the official Taraxacum officinale photograph (below) in a beautiful line drawing. Order […]