The League of Canadian Poets and The American Academy of Poets have created a beautiful booklet of poems. I’m thrilled to have a poem of mine among the work of 15 Canadian and 15. American poets. George Elliott Clarke, Lousie Gluck, Catherine Graham, Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshield,Naomi Shihab Nye, Alicia Ostriker, Souvankham Thammavonga, C.D. Wright and more. Grateful for such company. Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet .
The Sinai Healthy Workplace Program and the Department of Psychiatry have invited me to join the events donning my white coat as Poet in Residence and prescribing poems. I will be prescribing poems on May 1 and May 2.
#getloud is the theme for Mental Health Awareness week.
My new poetry collection will be published by Pedlar Press and launched in Toronto on October 12, 2017. Details to come.
It was a full house at Harbourfront in Poetry NOW’s Battle of Bards last week. Nerve racking as it was, there was such a welcome warmth, I felt like I was reading to friends. To my delight, I’ve been invited to read at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto in the fall. I’ll be there with a new collection *The More*.
Ann Bjorseth and her daughter Daniela came to Mount Sinai Hospital for an appointment. They also stopped to see me at the Rx for Poetry booth. Ann wrote to share her thoughts and photos. Have a look.