Seen and Heard

The illustrious illustrator Sydney Smith hit the beach with his nephew last week. Is there a collaboration in the works?

Watch for signs at http://sydneydraws.tumblr.com/

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March 5, 2014 · 7:43 pm

Events: May 22

Events.

Darren Greer has announced the launch date of his novel Just Beneath My Skin. Follow the link for more details. Alice Burdick and I will be reading too.

Here’s a picture of us three after a reading at Lane’s in 2012. I would write more about our fabulous friendship but my computer is allowing me to type about one character every 10 seconds.

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Don’t B

Don't B

I feel like someone told a kid to spray that message. B Creative? A little bit suspicious. Great skatepark though.

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February 6, 2014 · 9:02 pm

What I’m listening to/reading between revisions

I haven’t been the most attentive blogger lately. I’ve been working, somewhat obsessively, on a manuscript. I can’t share any of that work here, but I can share some of the work that I visit between revisions.

I got to hear Marilyn Dumont read at the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival in 2005 and I’ve been following her work ever since. In workshops, I often use the poem “Let the Ponies Out” (from her award-winning collection, A Really Good Brown Girl) to talk about character and place. These bright and resonant poems are about seed bead work. Clear your schedule for the next 8 minutes, close all other tabs, sit back and listen:

Also of interest, Marilyn Dumont was interviewed by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy for Lemon Hound recently. I look forward to Dumont’s new book, The Pemmican Eaters.

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Understorey Launch

Understorey Launch

A row of South Shore writers (Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Me, Alice Burdick, and Elisabeth Bailey) listening hard at the launch of Understorey at the Second Story Women’s Centre.

Check out the new magazine (which includes two of my poems) here. Understorey is looking for submissions for their February issue. For more information, see the recent piece on Understorey at the Descant blog.

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December 17, 2013 · 8:40 pm

Writing Life

Writing Life

Fooling around with an embryology image from Science and Technology Illustrated: The World Around Us, 1983.

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November 22, 2013 · 12:42 pm

November Reading

November Reading

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October 31, 2013 · 7:40 pm