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I'm honoured to have won the 2015 City of Vancouver's Mayor's Arts Award for the Literary Arts (Emerging Artist)! 

In April and May 2016 I will be the writer-in-residence at the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, Ontario. Friends in Ontario, watch the "Upcoming Readings" section below for readings as they come along.

Also, Al Purdy Was Here, a film about Al Purdy and the A-frame (in which I make a fleeting appearance) is currently out, with screenings across the country. You can check for screenings near you here.

Upcoming Readings:

Poetic Justice Reading Series
Sunday, March 20th, 2016, 3 PM
Boston Pizza
1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Free, more info here.

Prince Edward County Authors Festival
"Poetry Breakfast"
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 10 AM
Books and Company
289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario
$10, more info here.

Tweed Public Library
Thursday, May 12th, 2016, 7 PM
230 Metcalf Street, Tweed, Ontario
Free, more info here.

Poetry in the Park
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 6 PM
Queen's Park Bandstand
Queen's Park, New Westminster
Free, more info here.

Recent/Forthcoming Publications: 

"The Cyclist" (Essay), Big Truths (Forthcoming)

"Safari" (Essay), Hayo (Forthcoming)

"Thirty-Three Weeks" (Poetry), carte blanche (Forthcoming)

"Thirty-One Weeks" (Poetry), Boxcar Poetry Review (Forthcoming)

Two Poems, The New Quarterly (Fall 2015)

"Twenty-Five Weeks" (Poetry), The Maynard (Fall 2015)