Category: Poems

Posts that have poems or poetry, whether my own or another poet’s, are filed in this category.

Public Lending Right Is All Right / All Hail Librarians!


For those of you not in the know, the Public Lending Right, PLR, is a program that pays Canadian writers a small sum based on the number of libraries that have purchased their book in any given year. Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the program aims to

GOOD READING


There are a lot of cool things about having a book published. The latest neat thing for me was getting confirmation from Good Reads that my book is in their database and properly attributed to me. As much as it would have been cool to have written “Maximinus Thrax: From

A ROUNDUP OF ARTICLES AND STUFF ABOUT “LUNATIC ENGINE”


It has been a crazy great week since the book launched on the 30th. I want to thank you for tuning in to the launch, for buying a book and/or for reading or viewing some of the other online attention the book has been getting. I’ve been sharing links to

LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED!


Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm MST. Audrey’s Books and Turnstone Press are co-hosting the launch which will be mc’d by our very own Alice Major. The evening will feature readings from the book as well as a discussion with special guest Dava Sobel. Yes! That Dava Sobel! Author and

ONE MINUTE POEM at Poets Corner


I have a little treat for you today. The good folks at Poets Corner have graciously included me in their One Minute Poem video series. You can see me reading “She Who Was So Precious To You” on their Youtube page, embedded below. And note to self, don’t record a

Some Recent Author Activity Including An Audiobook, A Zoominar, And A Proustian Questionnaire


As we near the end of National Poetry Month, the good folks at Turnstone Press have released an audio anthology featuring me, Su Croll, Joanna Lilley, and Sarah Ens reading from our either just published, or forthcoming collections – and it’s free! Download the audio book here: https://www.turnstonepress.com/bird-on-a-wire/taking-flight.html and listen

Turnstone Poetry Youtube Channel!


Hey Everyone! Check it out! Turnstone has launched a new poetry channel on YouTube and one of the poems from Lunatic Engine is on of the featured video broadsheets. Take a look and let me know what you think! You may want to also subscribe to the channel because there’s

Learn Cursive with Lunatic Engine – Lesson 15 –


A Small and Trifling Body should not have taken so much blood to wash outshould not have torn her keel in two Funny how just a couple of short lines excerpted from a whole poem can stand for so much. The process of completing these worksheets has forced me to

LEarn Cursive with Lunatic Engine Lesson 14

Learn Cursive with Lunatic Engine – Lesson 14 –


Through My Memory of Their Eloquence in the third trimesteryour handsvein and swelllike tree swallows A love poem. Pure and simple. I can’t wait for you to read the whole thing. And now we’ve come to the final fountain pen. I’ve got a couple of other interesting writing implements to

Learn Cursive with Lunatic Engine – Lesson 13 –


Because of Our Zeal cause humanbodies are bad at reproducing our desireslurk between the sheetscaused missed carriages onlyhappen to other heroines We’re starting to get into it now. This is the first of a few pregnancy and birth poems that cluster around the emotional pivot of the book. This is

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