I’ve got a new poem is about my first job—at Arby’s—in an Irish journal called Southword. Also mentioned in the poem: The Smiths, The Exploited, Charlie Chaplin, a book/film by John Irving (The Hotel New Hampshire), & a book/film by Christopher Bram (Gods & Monsters).
Really happy to say that I’ve got a poem in the latest (January/February 2017) issue of Boaat Journal.
I have to thank Shane McCrae & Sean Shearer for including me in their excellent publication.
You can read the whole thing here, online.
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.
Paul Vermeersch is curating an online poetry project with this Turner painting, Sunrise with Sea Monsters, as the inspiration for all the posts. I wrote something new and it’s over there.
The excellent poet Blair Trewartha, author of the book Easy Fix, is poet-in-residence at Open Book Toronto for December 2015.
I read some newer work here (i.e., written after my book came out). Two things, a poem called I’ve left nothing inside on purpose (since published in Qwerty) and another one called Subplot (since published in The Malahat Review).