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Events in May

I’ll be traveling over the next little while – hop-scotching around Manitoba and Ontario (north and south) to read from Following Sea alongside some other fine poets and writers. I’ll also be teaching a few workshops. Readings are also planned for Bracebridge, Orillia, Toronto and Newmarket in June. I’ll post about those next week! I’d […]

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What I Had To Lose

When I was in my mid-20s, tired of toiling seemingly aimlessly at 6 a.m. timed writings every morning before leaving for my 9 to 5 job, I took a creative writing course. I’d published a bit of poetry and a few personal essays and done some freelance journalism, but I wanted to do what felt […]

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Return to Writing

Last year, when Liz Howard won the Griffin Poetry Prize, she told the audience that writing saved her life. “[F]or me, poetry made life possible,” she said. I get this. I understand this a lot. Lately, things have not been easy for my family, and I’ve been at my mother’s. Before coming here, I was in […]

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