pic galiano 2

I’m a poet and instructor in the English Department at Douglas College. This blog is a series of posts I’ve written over the years on poetry and its relation to witness and making; lyric and DNA; opsis + melos; poets Philip Larkin to Pat Lowther; an Iron age horsewoman; Wyatt; miscellany. My most recent book, Ledi聽(Book*hug 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Raymond Souster award. I was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize for my poem “Desolation.” You can find some reviews of Ledi here and here. 馃檪聽 You can also see my most recent interview, about “Paper Birch,” which won The Fiddlehead’s聽2019 Ralph Gustafson prize for best poem.

My next book is聽Bluegrass,聽a sequence of short poems offering readings of the聽I Ching,聽or聽Book of Changes.聽Excerpts from this manuscript have been published by Qwertyand longlisted under the title “Sweetgum (7 readings of the I Ching)” for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize. It will appear with Icehouse Press (Goose Lane Editions) in the not too distant future (~2022).

My current project has the working title,聽Tell me, where do we go from here?聽It consists of a series of poems on wildfire, the boreal, the polar vortex, the Blackmud, the Whitemud, Desolation Peak, Widgeon, Say Nuth Khaw Yum; followed by a long sequence called “Seeds” that documents organisms and human artefacts offering resilience in the face of climate change.

§ 7 Responses to About

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s