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The Writers’ Blog Tour

I was asked by Patrick Friesen to participate in a blog tour, kind of a chain letter that keeps going from one Canadian writer’s web site to another, picking up—we hope—some readers along the way. Patrick’s description of his writing process is inspiring and shows why he continues to be a both prolific and engaging […]

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Video Interviews with Winnipeg Poets

Contemporary Verse Two magazine has been doing a terrific series of interviews with Winnipeg and Winnipeg-connected poets. Included so far are Patrick Friesen, John K. Samson, Maureen Scott-Harris and me. Clarise Foster conducted the interviews, and Melody Morrissette did the videography and production. 

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Six to appear with Palimpsest in fall 2015

I’m proud to announce that my new book of poems, Six, will appear with Palimpsest Press in fall 2015, to be edited by an outstanding Toronto poet, Jim Johnstone.

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Placed memoir with Freehand Books! to appear in fall 2014…

Yesterday I signed a contract with Freehand for my book Detachment: An Adoption Memoir.

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Looking back on last year, belatedly…

I meant to write a year’s end piece in December about my writing and editing life in 2012, but since Winnipeg still has (much) snow on the ground, I’ll just post something now.

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New work in Malahat 178, Spring issue

I’m proud to have two poems from my new manuscript appear in the excellent Malahat Review, 178, the spring 2012 issue, along with all kinds of wonderful stuff including work by the eminent Daryl Hine and many young (compared to me) writers who are scary good like Darren Bifford (who I met in Banff) and […]

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Spring time at the Banff Writing Studio

Consider this an endorsement. I spent the last week of April and all of May in Banff working on a memoir that had been stuck and rotting in my desk. What a great experience!

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