In August, 2019, I joined poets Gisela Ruebsaat and Joy Huebert at Oak Bay’s poetry and sculpture walk, presented by Oak Bay’s Arts Alive sculpture program and GVPL’s Oak Bay Library. Each of us had written a poem in response to one of the outdoor sculptures displayed in the village of Oak Bay. A group […]

In the winter of 2019, Coast Collective artists, based in Colwood, BC, created works of visual art in response to poems written by Vancouver Island poets. In April, the Collective featured an exhibit of these works, accompanied by the poems that inspired them; artists and poets were in attendance. I was delighted to read one […]

While visiting Hawai’i in 2018, I discovered Rebecca Horne’s striking art piece “Pono; Final.” This piece inspired an ekphrastic poem entitled “Ho’oponopono.” On the background of this portrait, Horne has inscribed in tiny handwriting a five-part “mantra.” This meditation is part of the ho’oponopono forgiveness practice, a custom to bring about reconciliation in Old Hawaii. […]

Each summer, Oak Bay’s ArtsAlive public sculpture program treats presents a superb collection of outdoor sculptures. This year, poet Gisela Ruebsaat and I were invited to a poetry and sculpture walk, during which a group of art and poetry lovers toured some of these sculptures and listened to our poems about them. The sculpture in […]

Watch for my poem “Homecoming” in an upcoming issue of CV2 — Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing.

My poem “The Buck” received an Honourable Mention in the 2018 Literary Writes Contest, organized by the Federation of BC Writers. This poem was published in the Spring, 2018 issue of the FBCW’s literary magazine WordWorks. You can also read it right here:

“Advice to a Poet” was published in the July-August, 2017 issue of the Literary Review of Canada.

My poem “Peephole” appeared in The Antigonish Review in the Summer, 2016 issue. Enjoy it here as well!

On November 21, I was honoured to be presented with an inaugural Cedric Literary Award for poems from my collection The Imminence of Fracture. The lead poem in the submission was “I Know You,” shown in this post.

On June 16, Leaf Press chose my poem “Undersong” as Monday’s poem. “Undersong” is in the 2014 archive of Monday poems soon. You can read it here: