New poem in Southword

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).

Here’s the poem.

New poem in Boaat Journal

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.

2 new poems in The Fiddlehead

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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.

Reading: Taddle Creek issue 35 launch

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).