Reviews + Essays on Poetry

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From time to time I write reviews of new poetry for ARC Poetry Magazine and PRISM OnlineI also write essays on poetry now and then.You can find links to my reviews at ARC here.

Reviews + Essays on Poetry

Lightning from a Clear Blue Sky: A Review of Annharte’s Miskwagoode, Tawahum Bige’s Cut to Fortress, and Jónína Kirton’s Standing in a River of TimeArc Poetry Magazine 100. Forthcoming.

A Review of Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s Bramah and the Beggar Boy. Arc 98.

“Like a Broad and Glittering Sword”: A Review of Lisa Richter’s Nautilus and Bone. PRISM Online. 30 September 2021.

In the Eye of a Whale: Sarah de Leeuw’s Outside, America. Arc. 2 July 2021.

“On Identity: A Review of Francine Cunningham’s on/me.” Prism Online, 4 March 2021.

“The Last Aubade: A Review of Catherine Owen’s Designated Mourner and Riven.” Prism Online, 17 September 2020.

“Poetry & Resilience: Lung, Muscle, Archive, Beautiful Cell.” The Town Crier, for a blog series on ecopoetics, edited by Jesse Holth. 16 April 2020.

“’Like the Codex Seraphinianus’: Brian Henderson’s Unidentified Poetic Object. Arc. 

“Poems to Hold Worlds: A Review of annie ross, Pots and Other Living Beings and M. Travis Lane, A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl.” Prism online. 18 June 2020.

Sonnet Fever: A Review of Sonnet L’Abbé’s Sonnet’s Shakespeare. McLelland and Stewart, 2019. Arc Poetry Magazine 91. + online, 5 June 2020.

One Hundred Trillion Neutrinos Flow Through Your Body Every Second: A Review of Matthew Tierney’s Midday at the Super-Kamiokande.Toronto, Ontario: Coach House Books, 2018. Arc Poetry Magazine online. 22 May 2020.

“Tell How It Really Happened.” A Review of Douglas Walbourne-Gough’s Crow Gulch (icehouse poetry, 2019). Prism Online, 19 December 2019.

An Anthropocene Poetics: A Review of Adam Dickinson’s Anatomic (Coach House Books, 2018). Arc Poetry Magazine 90. October 2019.

“What Can One Hand Do”? A Review of Elaine Woo’s Put Your Hand in Mine (Signature Editions, 2019). Prism Online, October 2019.

Review of Jennifer Zilm, The Missing FieldLeague of Canadian Poets: Reviewing the Shortlist. 7 May 2019.

“Review of Dean Steadman’s Après Satie—For Two and Four Hands.” Arc Poetry Magazine, Winter 2018.

“Words Lodged in Muscle and Bone:  Lee Maracle’s Talking to the Diaspora.” Arc Poetry Magazine, January 2017.

“Poetry in the Courtroom.” Review of Sue Goyette’s The Brief Reincarnation of a GirlArc Poetry Magazine 80. 2016.

Review of Jesse Patrick Ferguson’s Mr. Sapiens. Arc Poetry Magazine. Fall 2015.

“How Poems Work: Pat Lowther’s ‘Hotline to the Gulf.’” Arc Poetry Magazine. Issue 77. Summer 2015.

“Kim Trainor presents Pat Lowther.” Part of Brick Books 40 Year Anniversary “Celebration of Canadian Poetry.” 6 April 2015.

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