POET, EDITOR, GUIDE
I'm a poet based in rural Ontario with roots in Atlantic Canada, western Canada, and Montreal.
My books are Yellow Crane (2018; finalist for the ASLE Book Award and a Jury Selection for the Grand prix du livre de Montreal) and The Rapids (2012; finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize), both from Brick Books. Volta (2002; winner of the A.M. Klein Prize) and Swimming Among the Ruins (2000; finalist for the ReLit and Pat Lowther Awards) were published by Signature Editions.
Chapbooks from Gaspereau Press are Obelisk (2017) and Twenty Views of the Lachine Rapids (2012). The Sky These Days, a letterpress chapbook, was hand-made in 2016 by Hugh Barclay at Thee Hellbox Press.
I'm also a member of the collaborative group Yoko's Dogs, four poets writing and publishing together since 2006. Our books are Whisk (2012; Pedlar Press) and the chapbook Rhinoceros (2017; Gaspereau Press). Our new full-length collection Viola will be published by Pedlar in 2021.
Visit Concrete & River for a glimpse into the lives and work of poets I'm reading. For a dip into micro-poetry, stop by HALIBUT, the online journal I curate with poet Mary di Michele.
Collaboration and workshopping are among the many pleasures of the writing and reading life. Interested in deepening your engagement with poetry? Welcome a second set of eyes on something you're writing? I'm happy to accompany you as field guide with any of these; find out how here.