Battle of the Bards

Posted in Poetry, Speaking Events on March 13, 2017

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.

Harbourfront

March 29, 2017

The Bathrobe Series #6: Say Hello

Posted in Bathrobe Series, Poetry on January 1, 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.

 

 

Architecture & Poetry in Quebec: S.O.S Paysages Autoroutiers

Posted in In The News, Poetry on October 13, 2016

S.O.S Paysages Autoroutiers

I had the enormous pleasure of of collaborating with PLANT Architects on an exhibition for  Maison De L’Architecture du Quebec. In conversation with partner Lisa Rapoport, we riffed on the experiences driving the Highway 10 focusing on the Montregie mountain range that most of us rarely notice as we pass. The piece to which I was a happy accomplice is called “Blink and You Miss It!” I wrote a poem in response to our conversations, phrases of which are used their imaginings.

From November 4, 2016 to February 26, 2017

Prescribing Poems in Hospital Waiting Rooms, a short article on LitHub

Posted in In The News, Poetry on April 7, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a piece I wrote on prescribing poetry in hospital waiting rooms. It was originally published in Write, the Magazine of the Writers’ Union and was posted on the Literary Hub on April 5, 2016.

“Last month I spent the day in the waiting room. This could be the rallying cry of millions of citizens all over the world. Actually, I spent the day in three waiting rooms of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) in three hospitals across Toronto prescribing poems, offering them to those who were truly waiting.” Read the article here.