September/October poetry selections for This Magazine

I could not be more excited about the poets in the current issue of This Magazine: Billy-Ray Belcourt & Phoebe Wang.

Billy-Ray Belcourt is a Cree poet & a scholar (a Rhodes scholar, no less!), w/an an incredibly unique & urgent voice. His first book, This Wound is a World, just came out this September, & the poem in the issue, “Ode to Norther Alberta,” is from the collection (follow link on his book title to buy). I cannot, cannot recommend his work enough, & I can’t even begin to imagine how far & fast it is going to travel. I am genuinely honoured that Billy-Ray was willing to share his work w/ This. 

Phoebe Wang’s first book, Admission Requirements, was released this past spring from M&S, & I raved about it on Instagram & in The Globe & Mail at the time. It’s an incredibly wise & sensitive collection. You should buy it, too, if you haven’t! I’m extra thrilled about the poem Phoebe shared because it’s one of the first pcs she’s written & shared publicly since the book was released. I’m so grateful she entrusted me w/ her new work.

The September/October issue is on newsstands now, friends!

This Magazine: recent selections as poetry editor

I’ve been working as poetry editor at This Magazine for a couple of issues now. The first issue I worked on featured the work of Gwen Benaway, whose voice is at once singular & universal. Gwen’s poem, “Pretty,” is online to read (for free!) now. I encourage you to visit the site & read the pc, & then follow up with the rest of her work. Her latest book is called Passage, & there is no way not to be changed by it. I want to thank Gwen for entrusting me with her wonderful writing on my first issue.

The cover image above is for This Magazine‘s Summer Reading Issue, out now in bookstores. It features the work of a few of our finest & most original emerging poets: Canisia Lubrin, Doyali Islam, Natalie Wee, & Basia Gilas. I was absolutely floored by their work & am honoured to be able to share it with you. I hope you will pick up the issue & support independent, progressive media & some truly excellent poets.

1st issue as editor of This Magazine

My first issue as poetry editor of This Magazine features the work of Gwen Benaway.

Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. Her first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published in 2013 and her second collection of poetry, Passage, was released in 2016 from Kegedonce Press. Her third collection of poetry is forthcoming from Bookthug in 2017/2018.

I can’t recommend Gwen’s latest book, Passage, enough.

Spacing magazine’s 10th Anniversary

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Spacing magazine is about to celebrate their 10th anniversary, and it’s a humbling thought that I’ve now worked as their copy editor for half of their existence.

How great is this cover? I think it’s my favourite one yet.

I’ve learned so much from working for/with Matt Blackett, Todd Harrison, Dylan Reid, Sean Micallef, Dale Duncan, John Lorinc and Anna Bowness–among other staff, interns, and contributors. I feel genuinely, and continually, lucky to be affiliated with these generous and visionary folks.

But enough about me! Spacing is having a party December 10th, 2013 and, like the magazine, it promises to be fantastic.

Editing Projects from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Fundamentals of AddictionFrom June-September 2013, I had the pleasure of returning to CAMH (where I previously worked, from January 2011-November 2012). Over this summer and fall, I worked as an editor within the education department, editing materials on addiction and mental health for both professionals and the public.

Below is a list of the projects I worked on over that 5-month span. Where available, I have provided links to online publications. Here also is a PDF catalog of all CAMH publications that can be ordered in print.

  • Bartha, C., Parker, C., Thomson, C., Kitchen, K. (2013). Depression: An Information Guide. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 61 pages. Proofreader.
  • Brands, B., Sproule, B., Marshman, J. Drugs & Drug Abuse. (3rd edition). (2013). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Proofreader (cover and copyright pages).
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Addiction [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Anxiety [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Anger [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Bipolar Disorder: An Information Guide. Toronto, ON: Author. 78 pages. Proofreader.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Crisis Support [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Domestic Violence [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Mental Health Act [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Mental Health and Criminal Justice Policy Framework. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Panic Disorder [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Research Annual Report. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor/ Proofreader.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Sleep Hygiene [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Copyeditor.
  • Cushing, S., Pett, M., George, T., Ouellet-Plamondon, C., & Lising-Enriquez, K. (2013). Schizophrenia Program Initiative Disorders Toolkit. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 145 pages. Proofreader.
  • Herie, M., & Skinner, W. Fundamentals of Addiction. (4th edition). (2013). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 788 pages. Proofreader.
  • Lunsky, Y., Weiss, J., O’Grady, C., & Skinner, W. A Family Guide to Dual Diagnosis. (2013). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 151 pages. Proofreader.
  • Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program. (2013). Annual Report. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Copyeditor.
  • Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario. (2013). Problem Gambling Service: Help for Family and Friends [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author. Proofreader.
  • Waller-Vinter, J. (Ed.). (2013). CrossCurrents, 16(2). 30 pages. Proofreader (front pages).