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All Poetry (Most) Of the Time

Yesterday, one of my appreciated and admired ARC (advance reading copy) readers gave a sneak peek of my new novel to the Twitterverse, which shows a slightly earlier version of the (gorgeous!) cover. So, what better time to share a sneak peek! Soon, I'll do a full...

Events in June

I was up in The Pas last week, teaching, sharing Following Sea, seeing some old friends, and - it turns out - helping rescue a kitten. Meet Merlin (named more for the hawk, than the wizard, but seeing how he worked his magic, I think the moniker fits). I'm preparing...

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,...

Quiet

It's been pretty quiet around here lately. Following Sea is bobbing out on the surf, and I've been busy watching it. I've been invited to and have arranged a few readings - including a National Poetry Month event at Forth Cafe in Winnipeg on the last day of this...

Humility

So, I wrote this thing. An entirely new thing for me. New genre; new(ish) form. I read it to my husband and he got teary. Praise ensued. I figured this masterpiece should be sent to my agent STAT. Sell it! I'd cry. Make me famous! Luckily, I did not listen to that...

Telling the Truth

Poetry is and always has been how I cope with the hardest experiences of my life. It is an art form, as Mary Oliver said, that connects the conscious mind with the heart. Lichen Bright detailed the roughness of my late teens and 20s while Following Sea recounts my...

One Week Old

My new book-baby is one week old today (never mind the fact that the thing was in process for over a decade!) and we ushered it into the world at a lovely launch last week! J. and I went for dinner beforehand with friends. We had wine (half-price bottle day at Prairie...

Tonight: Livestreamed Book Launch!

Ten-plus years ago, I started writing the poems that would become Following Sea (writing takes time!) as I struggled through the long years of trying to have children and embracing genealogy as a way to explore my place in the world. Tonight, I'll be celebrating this...

Find Your Following Sea

Following Sea washes into the wider world in one week's time, and we'll be celebrating its arrival at McNally-Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg. I'm both excited and nervous and need to get my hair cut (and I hate getting my hair cut...) Bloggers who are reviewing and...

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