Stoked to report that a chapbook submission of mine, called Birding in Wolfville, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Competition. The judge is the fantastic poet & editor, Rebecca Gayle Howell (no relation!).
Two new poems of mine are in the newest issue of The Puritan. One is called “Talking w/humans is my only way to learn,” & the other is called “Steven’s echo.” Both of these will also be in my forthcoming chapbook, which is called Summer. Enormous thanks to the editors & the guest poetry editor of this issue of The Puritan, Sonnet L’Abbé.
♫ Mind over matter
I do magic ♫
— Frank Ocean
I’ve got a new poem called “Trigger warning for a course in developmental psychology,” in the September issue of The Walrus. Huge thanks to editor Damian Rogers.
I’ve got two new poems in the summer issue of The Fiddlehead, called “P-town sonnet” & “An update on the search for gravitational waves.”
“P-town” refers, of course, to that paradise called Provincetown, MA, at the tip of the Cape, where I went last year for a week-long workshop with one of my favourite living poets, Nick Flynn. I was so out of my element & had so many epiphanies there! From the poem: “Everyone wants the photograph without/the world in it.”
“An update on the search for gravitational waves” is a long-ish poem about ripple effects on your life from the past… the blood & leaving/blood & leaving.
On another note: one of the things I hope I never get over is when you get your copy of a mag with your poem, & you see so many people you know and admire in there, too. In this issue are a bunch of fellow poets I am proud to call my pals, including Michael Prior, Cassidy McFadzean, Shane Neilson, Dani Couture, Dina Del Bucchia, & Ben Ladouceur.
So many great writers on this lit prize shortlist, happy to be with them. More info here.