Had some wonderful readings with poet Al Rempel at Planet Earth Poetry, in Victoria, and at Salt Spring Library, with Mona Fertig. Al’s new book Undiscovered Country is fantastic!
featuring new work by
Cameron Anstee • Juliane Okot Bitek • Sean Braune • Jason Christie • nathan deck •Klara du Plessis • Amanda Earl • Claire Farley • Kerry Gilbert • Adele Graf • natalie hanna Emily Isak • Sonnet L’Abbé • Michael Lithgow • Canisia Lubrin • Marcus McCann Annick MacAskill • Sarah MacDonell • Pearl Pirie • Julia Polyck-O’Neill • Shazia Hafiz Ramji • Renée Sarojini Saklikar • Rebecca Salazar • Kate Siklosi • Sennah Yee • Suzanne Zelazo
Three of my poems, “she makes a nest from coat hangers,” “you are more than empathy, intuition,” and “lake levels rise,” made the final list of 15 for this year’s Ralph Gustafson Prize for the Best Poem.
I am super happy to be included in the anthology Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food, edited by Rachel Rose. Available at Anvil Press
“A portion of sales from every book will go towards providing a refugee or low-income family with fresh, locally grown produce, and at the same time will support B.C. farmers, fishers, and gardeners.”