The VF site is live! The festival runs online Nov 6-22.

The closing event for the 10th anniversary edition will host 5 minute readings from a few of the organizers: Chuquiao Yang, Éric Charlebois, Shery Alexander Heinis, Vivian Vavassis, David O’Meara, Michel Therien, rob mclennan, Susan Atkinson and myself.

See the Oct 22 schedule here.

Currently reading

Currently stacked to read in one room. I get a mouthful of words every few days.

Top to bottom: David Groulx, Ross Gay, Natalie Hanna, Pearl Pirie, Paul Perry, Rose Maloukis, Dane Swan (editor), Mary Jean Chan, Jamie Sharpe, Greg Santos, Gil McElroy, Susan Atkinson, Andrew Vaisius, Carla Harris, Roxanna Bennett, Donna Kane, Paul Vermeersch and Terry Ann Carter (editor).


The book launch was recorded and is on playback at FB. The footlights launch is on youtube too.

Thank you for all your love and enthusiasm and cheering! Thanks to David O’Meara and his questions that made me felt heard and seen. Thanks to Radiant for the organizing, promoting and editing of the launch.

Thanks to you who reported your copy is en route, or just arrived, or mid-way being read, and those inquiring where to get one. It all does a heart good.

Meantime, you can leave reviews at Amazon or GoodReads. Or list footlights as recommended at 49thShelf or review it at AllLitUp, the Malahat, or your favourite book review site.

Author Copies Received!

Radiant sure knows how to make an author feel special with a presentation box, kind words and card.

This was Oct 14th but I forgot about you who are not on Facebook where I shared them.

I have a few copies. Order from your local, or the press or me. I’ll have to work out postage but it would be about $24 by etransfer.

New chapbook by David Groulx

Crossing a Grave in Harmonium by David Groulx (phafours press, 2020) has 18 deft, moving and lacerating poems. Here’s one:

Daydreaming in Blood

My blood’s red like a star dying

like the marsh inside my veins

the horses, much,

shoulder deep

heaving out

a single thoughts:

blood, a place I sometimes go

$12 including domestic shipping.

Oct 26th he reads at the John Newlove Awards as part of Writers’ Fest online. He will be launching the Bywords publication of What the Haruspex Read in the Small Hours of My Body.

Crossing a Grave in Harmonium by David Groulx
Open chapbook