I'm a poet and teacher in Prince George, BC. My first two books of poetry, "understories" and "This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For" were published by Caitlin Press. My most recent book is called "Undiscovered Country", through Mother Tongue Publishing (Fall, 2018). I also have three chapbooks: "Deerness", "Four Neat Holes" and "The Picket Fence Diaries." My poems have been published in The Malahat Review, GRAIN, CV2, Event, subTerrain, and in various anthologies, including Rocksalt, 4 Poets, & The Best Canadian Poems, 2011.

Contact: magpie.ink@hotmail.com

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I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about my work, or send out copies of my books to you. Please go to the Publisher Links page for more ordering info.



25/07/2019 09:11

Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

Seven great reviews of my book, Undiscovered Country,  have come out over the last few months: from Michael Dennis,  Erica Goss, CanLit, the Pacific Rim Review of Books, The Malahat Review,  Thimbleberry (reprinted online here) and Event    
25/07/2019 08:57

Poetry Kitchen Party

The poetry kitchen party is a concept I borrowed from Canadian east coast musicians. Instead of reading to 10-15 people in a noisy coffee shop, why not in someone's home? I tried it out in Vancouver & Nanaimo, and everyone enjoyed the setup: poets could read and be listened to, listeners could ask questions and actively engage with the poems. So on May 31st, I tried it out in Prince George at Tanja & Andy's, my friend's place in Shelley. Taylor & I read and it was a wonderful evening.   
25/07/2019 08:44

Islands Tour!

I had a fantastic time in spring touring my book on Vancouver Island and Salt Spring. I started off in Nanaimo with Michael Armstrong, who published my very first chapbook in PG, hitched a ride from Duncan to Victoria with Susan Stenson, who I first met at Sage Hill, and read in Victoria and on Salt Spring with Kerry Gilbert, a wonderful poet from Vernon. Mona Fertig outdid herself with a book launch and party at the library and I had the privilege of staying in their writer's cabin.   NANAIMO, March 27, 6pm, Michael Armstrong's Kitchen Party   PORT ALBERNI, March 28, 7pm reading with Chelsea Comeau at Char's Landing, 4815 Argyle St., Port Alberni, Alberni Valley Words on Fire reading series    VICTORIA, March 29, 2pm workshop at Barbara Pelman's with Kerry Gilbert and a reading at 7:30 pm at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 103- 1633 Hillside Avenue with Kerry Gilbert, Planet Earth Poetry reading series   SALT SPRING ISLAND, March 30, 3:30 pm, SSI...
14/10/2018 08:42

Book Launch!

I had a lot of fun launching my book in Vancouver, with four readings in four days, but the icing on the cake was my Prince George launch at Theatre NorthWest. There was drumming by Clayton Gauthier, Spoken Word by K.Darcy Taylor, and a theatrical performance by Melissa Glover and her troupe.    My book was also featured at All Lit Up: Poetry in Motion

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