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With Apologies to Rabbie Burns

Once upon a time, lo these many years ago, CSE Cooney and I were on the phone, chattering. I said something which led to her talking about DANGER and LUVE and I said “My Luve is like a bloody rose!” To which she replied, “That’s … Continue reading

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“Turning the Leaves” Wins the Rhysling Award

My birthday was this past weekend, and in addition to enjoying a fantastic evening of good food, good drink, and good friends sharing their art with me at an open-mic style celebration in my favourite cafe, my poem “Turning the … Continue reading

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Goblin Fruit: SUMMER IS DEAD

A new issue of Goblin Fruit has landed! It contains poems by Lindsey Walker, Steffi Lang, Shweta Narayan, Lynette Mejía, Sara Norja, Lizzy Huitson, Mari Ness, Andrea Lam, Helen Marshall, CSE Cooney, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Canese Jarboe, and Neile Graham, as … Continue reading

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NPR Books Review: A Woman Without a Country

My review of Eavan Boland’s new poetry collection, A Woman Without A Country, is up at NPR Books. It’s wonderful. Here’s some of what I have to say about it: A Woman Without a Country is a collection in four … Continue reading

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Linkstravaganza: Uncanny Issue #1 and the BUTT Panel

A bouquet of links for you today! First, Uncanny Magazine has launched its inaugural issue! It’s bursting at the seams with fantastic content: Featuring new fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Max Gladstone, Amelia Beamer, Ken Liu, and Christopher Barzak, classic … Continue reading

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Attack of the Space Unicorn Limericks

So Uncanny Magazine is for real a thing! It hit every last one of its stretch goals! I couldn’t be prouder of Lynne and Michael Thomas, or more excited to be part of their project. However! Last night, while excitedly … Continue reading

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May Day Miscellany: Lightspeed, Kaleidoscope, and the Auroras

So many wonderful things happening, I must separate them with numbers! 1) Two of my poems, “Lost” and “Turning the Leaves,” are nominated for an Aurora award. This is administered by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association. The last … Continue reading

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Review: Najwan Darwish’s NOTHING MORE TO LOSE

My review of Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose, masterfully translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, is live at NPR Books. This is the reined-in version of what was at first an almost incoherently effusive review, as I tried to figure … Continue reading

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Min Fami, Mythic Delirium 30, and Rhysling Nomination

So much poetry news! I was delighted yesterday to receive my contributor copies of Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance, edited by Ghaida Moussa and Ghadeer Malek. I contributed two reprinted poems to the collection: “Pieces” … Continue reading

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A Bird is Not a Stone: Kickstarter for Contemporary Palestinian Poetry

Yesterday, editors Sarah Irving and Henry Bell launched a Kickstarter to raise money in support of A Bird is Not a Stone: Palestinian Poetry in Translation. The collection — to which I contributed a translation of Bisan Abu Khaled’s work — … Continue reading

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