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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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Open unto the fields, and to the sky

Happy 214th birthday to “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802,” one of a handful of Wordsworth poems that don’t make me roll my eyes into the nearest ditch. Yesterday I put on a big woolly jumper to go for … Continue reading

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Upcoming Appearances: Sawdust, 4th Street, CONvergence

Well, it’s June. I guess that happened. I spent half of May in Glasgow, five days of it in New York City (of which, more later, because Hadestown, aahhhh) and the rest of it in my unfortunately usual daze of trying to finish … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: Language, Roads, Intersection

My Lightspeed column for March is now available online! In it I review Sofia Samatar’s The Winged Histories, Carlos Hernandez’ The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, and Rose Lemberg’s Marginalia to Stone Bird. Here’s the logic of the assemblage: This month’s books contain … Continue reading

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Poetry News: George Johnston Prize and VERSeFest

So much has happened these past few days! Here’s some welcome poetry-related news. I wrote no poetry at all last year. Wait, that isn’t quite true; I wrote two poems for Brenda Vellino’s graduate course on The Modernist and Contemporary Long … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: MIDNIGHT TAXI TANGO by Daniel José Older and BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker

I have been remiss in posting about my NPR reviews as they go up! Here are excerpts from a couple of recent ones; my review of Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories goes up at the end of this week, but … Continue reading

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Podcasts: PodCastle, Uncanny, Down and Safe

Podcasts! So many podcasts! Throwing my voice about like a ventriloquist! Also I feel a peculiar sort of glamour at being a jet-setting podcaster, Snowball mic in my hand luggage as I wheel across oceans and land masses in pursuit of … Continue reading

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Angels of the Meanwhile

Elizabeth McClellan, stunningly talented poet and good friend, has had a run of really dreadful medical-insurance wrangling, detailed here. As a consequence, Alexandra Erin took it upon herself to help by asking writers to contribute to an e-book collection, Angels of the … Continue reading

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Two Reviews and a Reading: The Grace of Kings, The Hobbit Films, and The Eaters

It’s wonderful in a whirlwindy sort of way when things you’ve been working on for a couple of months all come to fruition on the same day. To that end! I wrote an essay on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films for issue 3 … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: Aqueduct Press’ Congress of Ghosts

Today is the day my first Lightspeed Magazine column goes up online! You can read it here. It features a triple bill of Aqueduct Press titles centred around echoes, ghosts, and hauntings: Lisa M. Bradley’s The Haunted Girl, Jenn Brissett’s Elysium, and Sonya Taaffe’s Ghost Signs. … Continue reading

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