MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: Riit for National Indigenous Peoples Day


Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day here in Canada and what is driving my creativity today is this amazing Inuk musician: Riit. Coming to us from Panniqtuq, Nunavut, Riit’s cover of AWOLNATION’s “Sail” is living on repeat, rent free in my head right now. This is a case

Stained with All The Things / I Could Make True


The title of this week’s post is a pair of lines from Jennifer Bowering Delisle’s fantastic new book, “Deriving.”. Published by the University of Alberta Press, “Deriving” is Delisle’s second book of poetry. Her first book, “The Bosun Chair,” which is described as a lyric memoir, is also fantastic and

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MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: Everything That I Can’t Run Away From


Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend Monday for those of you who live in Commonwealth countries. And happy plain old Monday for those of you who don’t. This installment of the Monday Music Video has a lot going on so buckle up. Our destination today is the new Bacxwash video for

A black and white photo of Octavia Butler

TO TAKE ROOT AMONG THE STARS


On March 5, 2021 NASA announced that it has named the landing site of the agency’s Perseverance rover “Octavia E. Butler Landing,” after the science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. This is perfect and, for those who have read her work, certainly past due. Coincidentally, I finished re-reading the two

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

Lunatic Engine Book Cover

Advanced Praise and Pre-Orders


Hey everyone! Plans for the launch in October are underway! In the mean time, below is a bit more advance praise for the book, if you’ll allow me to toot my own horn for a minute. You can can pre-order Lunatic Engine here: https://www.turnstonepress.com/lunatic-engine.html or at your favourite bookstore! Lunatic

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