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Literary Landscape this evening at 6:30 on CKCU fm online or off the air talks with the Spencer Gordon and John Buschek about Apt 9, Buschek Books and the Ottawa small press fair. A podcast version should be online within the hour after air time.

Vertigo Set to Go

A dozen readings last year, and my 5th reading of the year, not including open mics, and probably the last reading I’ll do until some time in 2014. In addition to the lineup of myself and Cassidy McFadzean and Evie Ruddy, the 2013 Regina Slam Poetry Team has been determined; Leslie Cochrane, Johnny Trinh, Micaella […]

Upcoming Owls

The Dusty Owl Reading Series does not go on hiatus for the summer, unlike Tree this year which after June bows out for the summer. Dusty Owl: Time and Place: 3:00 pm. Mugshots Bar, 75 Nicholas Street Format: Featured reader followed by open set June 23 – Jim Smith & Lesley Belleau, music by Matthew […]

fw: Jack Layton: Art in Action, Ottawa book launch

Where: Brixton’s Pub, 210 Sparks St. When: 29 May 2013, 5:30‒7:30 pm (readings 5:45 pm, free) ”Read this beautiful book about Jack’s passion for the arts. I hope his story will inspire you to live your life based on love, hope and optimism.”– Olivia Chow Jack Layton: Art in Action, an inspiring cornucopia of reflections, […]


Poetry pays, in swag. The Ottawa Public Library ran a contest from April 6-16. I tweeted about it. You can see the winning poetry tweets in English and French by myself, Amanda Earl, Adam Thomlison and JC Sulzenko at the Ottawa Poets A-Twitter Contest page. It was judged by the ever clever and well-read duo […]