I’m honoured to be joining Edmonton writers Cathy Hodgson, Kerry Mulholland and Amy Willans for an evening of poetry on Wednesday, Aug. 8 (7 p.m., McMullen Gallery, U of A Hospital) surrounded and inspired by beautiful, haunting new work by artist Gillian Willans. Interiors is presented by Friends of University Hospitals and also features music by harpist Bev Ross. […]
Apologies to Lewis Carroll ’Twas votecrack, and the Cheese’d of Skin Did Grump and Twitter in the night: All Klimsy’d were his alt-right views, And Nasty Women gave him fright. “Beware the Drumpercrock, my girl! The clod that bite, the maw that’s jabber! Beware the Orangefaced Turd, and shun The furious Pussygrabb’r!” Took […]
Walking Through Turquoise, Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry, continues to explore the secrets and flirtations mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The sweet, clumsy intricacies of relationships; things you want to shout from rooftops but can’t; that tickle in your gut the first time she calls you honey. MacFayden ponders a one-way trip to Mars, […]
to make a river proud — i do not have the tools for this. river says yes, you do, child. yes you have eyes, ears, strong hands and a fine heart. you are my beloved and i will always be proud of you.
Lovely review of Kissing Keeps Us Afloat from Michael Dennis over at Today’s Book of Poetry. And when I say lovely, I mean fan-fucking-tastic. Some highlights: kissing keeps us afloat is a sustained torrent, a laughing rush, a relentless scream/yodel of passion. This red boat has no oars as it crashes against the shores of love, breaks […]
Great news today – just learned that White Shirt made the shortlist for the Lambda Literary Awards in the Lesbian Poetry category: “Finalists for the Lambda Literary Award were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Books from major mainstream publishers and from academic presses, from both long-established and brand new LGBT […]
The last couple of months have been bittersweet. My 2010 ended with the sad, sudden death of a dear artist friend. Around the same time, an injury to my dominant (painting+ writing) hand, followed by four weeks of a tenacious flu, forced me to endure a frustrating period of creative dormancy — but also allowed […]
Pages On Kensington’s (Calgary) Bestseller List (May 2, 2010) Original Edition Fiction and Poetry 1. Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel 2. Other Family – Joanna Trollope 3. Love Market – Carol Mason 4. Hypoderm – Weyman Chan 5. Children of Ararat – Keith Garebian 6. Fallacies of Motion – William Nichols 7. (Sic) – Nikki Reimer 8. Confessions […]