Sunday, April 22, 2018

NPM in the 2018: PRINTED!

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So here are the two pages of NPM poems that ran in yesterday's Winnipeg Free Press. I'm so pleased with the third edition of this project and grateful for co-editor Jason Stefanik and 49.8 editor Scott Gibbons as well as designer Leesa Dahl and photographer Michael Deal.

My deep thanks to participating poets: Di Brandt, Conni Cartlidge, Rebecca Danos, Kristian Enright, Sarah Ens, J. Robert Ferguson, Sally Ito, Ted Landrum, Louella Lester, Kim MacRae, Michael Minor, Amber O’Reilly, Patricia Robertson, and David Yerex Williamson.

See you 7pm on April 30 at McNally's for the launch of the 2018 NPM in the WFP project!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Jason Stefanik's Night Became Years

From Jason Stefanik’s launch of Night Became Years at The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre. I hosted the event, which featured poet Colin Smith, musician Jason Eastwood, and artists Gabrielle Funk and Ian Johnson.

So nice to see Jason launched!

Monday, March 26, 2018


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And we have a cover for GUSH, designed by the the brilliant Meags Fitzgerald, who also contributed a comic to the anthology. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Late-winter mushrooming

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Investigating two fresh elm stumps in the Southwood Lands, I found this mushroom. (I think it's a last-year mushroom that was rehydrated in the melting snow...)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Poetry In Voice

Oh that was so much fun!

I was one of three jurors of the Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la po├ęsie Manitoba English Stream Team Regionals at Kildonan East School, with the winners from Glenlawn Collegiate.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sugar Ride-ing!

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Yvonne Blomer and I have read together a bunch of times when we both launched books together in 2014 with Palimpsest Press and we chat most days, but we haven't been in the same city for ages...

It was great to see Yvonne and, also, to hear her read from Sugar Ride, her memoir of a cycling trip through Malaysia and Vietnam. (I tested out some forest-y non-fiction...)

Also not-bad was the morning and afternoon we spent at Thermea. (My favourite sauna was the temporarily-scentless vaporo, which was deep and dark and hot, followed by a full body salt-scrub...)