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NEVERTHELESS Stories for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! LONG AGO, all the way back on MONDAY, I noted that today would be the day Tor.com would release the flash fiction stories written in response to “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she … Continue reading

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Reading Cassandra Khaw for UNCANNY

It’s no secret that I read poems and stories for Uncanny magazine‘s monthly podcast. I love doing it, not least because in months heavy with other kinds of work it feels really good to know that I’m guaranteed to read at … Continue reading

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Defending V FOR VENDETTA — The Movie — on Unjustly Maligned

It can be told! A long while ago now, Antony Johnston invited me to appear on Unjustly Maligned, a podcast where guests turn up to “explain why that thing you hate is actually really great.” I was stymied by this brief … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

In the wake of some truly beautiful poetry being unexpectedly spoken by Mitch McConnell in an attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren, Tor.com is launching a flash fiction collection inspired by it, scheduled to run on March 8, International Women’s Day. I’m honoured … Continue reading

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His Hands Are Small, We Know

If you lived in North America and listened to the radio a lot in 1998, chances are the title of this post is doing something weird to your brain. Brace yourselves — it’s only getting weirder (and more awesome) from here. I … Continue reading

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Review Column in March Issue of Lightspeed

It’s the first of a new month, and with it comes a shiny new issue of Lightspeed!  I have a review column in this one, in which I talk about sequels and what I think made so many of them … Continue reading

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Social Media Hiatus: March 1 – April 1

I’m taking a break from social media again. No one thing occasioned it — I’ve just been craving the deeper breathing and quiet, slowed-down brain cycles that accompany stepping back. During this hiatus, I will continue to teach 2 courses read … Continue reading

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“Seasons of Glass & Iron” Nominated for a Nebula Award

Today the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced the finalists for the 2017 Nebula Awards. “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” my short story from The Starlit Wood (reprinted at link by Uncanny magazine), is among them. What follows is a 100% … Continue reading

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Template: Call & Write to Your MPs About Bill C-23

I read this article yesterday about Bill C-23 and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil under a bill proposed by … Continue reading

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Gita Hashemi at CUAG

Today I took my poetry workshop students on a field trip of sorts. Gita Hashemi is a calligrapher and the current Artist in Residence at the Carleton University Art Gallery’s Open Space Lab, where she makes floor to ceiling illuminations in … Continue reading

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