Links to not miss

Jamaal Jackson has a look at the future of spoken word in Ottawa at Apt613. Rising star to watch for? Shayan Saddiq. Future of small press Ottawa poetry at seen at Apt 613 by rob mclennan points at two thousand pages of the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater and calls for a literary book publisher to rise […]

Poetry: Go explore

Happy World Poetry Day! For the day, the Montreal Review of Books features poetry reviews by Robyn Fadden of The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate / Le premier coup de clairon pour réveiller les femmes immorales, by Rachel McCrum, Translated by Jonathan Lamy, I Am the Big Heart by Sarah Venart, Check by Sarah […]


You probably heard Pedlar Press is closing this December after a couple deals to buy it fell though. Beth Follett has some thoughts on the publishing journey for those who may join, for one, “Literary publishing is not a smaller version of commercial or large-house publishing. Our markets are absolutely different.” ” I do not believe […]

Radio Interview

With Susan Johnston: Asking for a Friend on CKCU [Oct 13, 2020] Other interviews and articles since I posted last are: With Periodicities: Residency Report: Sage Hill [Oct 4, 2020] With QWF: Writing Space [July 14, 2020] With TNQ blog: Finding the Form [June 23, 2020] With Ottawa Poetry Newsletter: Virtual Small Press Fair Interview Series [June 11, 2020]


For those of you not on Facebook, twitter or my mailing list…   I had two articles out recently: Writing After a Concussion: at the QWF blog. Writer on Wellness Feature in Writing & Wellness. I have a new chapbook out of 20 years of my best haiku, senryu & tanka. Not Quite Dawn can […]

Upcoming Events

Emily Izsak’s podcast features the Radish in New Recruits Episode 22: Serena Posner Reads Pearl Pirie On Wed May 17, 2017, 1pm-4pm, Studio Nouveau presents Catherine Owen Title: Eavesdropping on Mars. Cost: $60 (including a book, is 3 hours and all about fun experimentations). Due to a couple conflicts of schedule, 2 spots are open. 3 hour workshop […]

Poetry Links

“It is not my job as an instructor to reify the knowledge that students already have and the spaces that they understand – it is my job to present them with information that they don’t know how to parse” ~ derek beaulieu  in interview. Blab chat on experiences with making anthologies with Ally Bishop and others. Interesting […]