I’m an eclectic poet, writing lyric one day and found poems the next. I am always fondest of the poem I just wrote. I began writing on a manual green Olivetti typewriter, but I don’t miss having poems flavoured with correction fluid and cross-outs. You can find some of my poems on the main blog page, others on the My Poetry page.
My three chapbooks each have their own space, the most recent, Ink Dogs in my Shoes, was released in 2014 from Nose In Book Publishing.
Since then, I’ve been collaborating with fellow poet, JC Sulzenko, on 2 chapbooks of co-written poems, Breathing Mutable Air (2015) and Slant of Light (ekphrastic poetry) (2016), both from Nose In Book Publishing. We’re now working on a full collection of ekphrastic poems. Writing alternating stanzas so that a single blended voice emerges especially in response to work by another writer or visual artist has given us a new and challenging focus.
In my spare time, I have served on the Boards of Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region (Ottawa) and Tree Reading Series (Ottawa). I am currently a Board member for Arts Carleton Place. Although on hiatus right now, I will be posting events for the Canadian Authors Association, NCR, beginning again in late August, 2016.
As a poetry selector for Bywords.ca, I review submissions for potential online publication and am one of several editors who work with the annual John Newlove manuscripts for Bywords.