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 .
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*.
At Poetry NOW’s annual Poetry Competition Battle of the Bards, I will be one of the 20 poets to throw their poems in the ring. Come cheer the poets, troubadours, gladiators, town criers etc.
March 29, 2017
Here is the poem, “Say Hello” from Permiso (Pedlar Press, 2009.) Also a tiny writing prompt, should you want to write and need encouragement. Feel free to write in your bathrobe. That’s what this series is about.
In her blog, Transactions with Beauty, poet and novelist, Shawna Lemay offers 5 Canadian Books That Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry. My book, Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement is one of 5 books that in this short but generous posting. I’m in glorious company. Have a look.