“One key barrier that I identified in my writing process, is the desire for what I write to be perfect right away.” Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador at University of Toronto reflects on a writing workshop and its applications.Read More
Last summer I was invited by The Brave Festival of Risk and Failure at Harbourfront to write poems for people on the spot. About 40 folks came over several days and I asked what they needed a poem for and then I wrote it. And then they took it and walked away.
At the start of my shift on the second day, a man was waiting there, eager. No excited. So into it, it made me nervous.Read More
The Poet in Community program at U of T has been going now for 10 years and yet this is the first I’m writing of it here. Why is that? I’m asking myself. And I realize I’ve fallen prey to exactly what this program was created to counter.Read More
I was bowled over this week to find my book, The More, on the longlist for the City of Toronto Book Award. What a gift to see it leaning up against the other longlisters. Thanks, City of Toronto Book Awards!Read More
Two new poems in the summer issue of Juniper Magazine. Here's a bit from the first one called, "Speak Heart."Read More
The poem THE CITY has been installed on King Street in Toronto by PLANT Architects. To celebrate that public event more quietly, here is "The City" as one of the Bathrobe Videos.
The Bathrobe videos are made to reflect a less dressed, less stressed poetry practice. Writing prompts included.Read More