About

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I’m a poet and instructor in the English Department at Douglas College. This blog is a series of posts I’ve written over the years on poetry and its relation to witness and making; lyric and DNA; opsis + melos; poets Philip Larkin to Pat Lowther; an Iron age horsewoman; Wyatt; miscellany. My most recent book, Ledi聽(Book*hug 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Raymond Souster award. I was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize for my poem “Desolation.” You can find some reviews of Ledi here and here. 馃檪聽 You can also see my most recent interview, about “Paper Birch,” which won The Fiddlehead’s聽2019 Ralph Gustafson prize for best poem.

My next book is聽Bluegrass,聽a sequence of short poems offering readings of the聽I Ching,聽or聽Book of Changes.聽Excerpts from this manuscript have been published by Qwertyand longlisted under the title “Sweetgum (7 readings of the I Ching)” for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize.

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