About

This is a site of fragments. This is part of a long poem. This is not enough time. This is time and its dimensions.

Forthcoming:   Fall 2013:  first book length sequence from thecanadaproject, “children of air india,” Nightwood Editions / Emails From India: women write home, Janis Harper, editor /

Song:  “children of air india, the song cycle,” with Canadian composer, Sandy V.A. Moore (support from the B.C. Arts Council gratefully acknowledged) / Art Song Lab 2013 with composers Kaely Eaton and Alyssa Aska / John Oliver, LitFestNewWest 2013

Other Places: Carnegie newsletter, Quills Poetry Magazine, The Vancouver Review, PRISM international,  Poetry is Dead, Ricepaper, ARC Poetry Magazine, Geist, Ryga: A Journal of Provocations ; Monday’s Poem at Leaf Press, CV2, SubTerrain Vancouver 125 , The Enpipe Line (anthology, Creekstone Press). Alive at the Centre, Pacific Poetry Project (anthology, Ooligan/Portland State University Press) /  Forcefield: 75 Women Poets of British Columbia

Excerpts: 2013  Gwendolyn MacEwen ~ Exile Poetry Competition, short-list finalist / 2012 ARC Poetry Magazine, Poems of the Year, Editor’s Choice, “coda” 2011 Winston Collins/Descant Best Canadian Poem, short-list finalist, “June, 1981” / 2011 ARC Poetry Magazine, Poem of the Year, short-list finalist, “Flying Across Canada to Ireland”

Fiction: “Going Up River,” from The New Douglas Chronicles, Finalist, 2011 Writers Union of Canada, short prose competition

Chapbook: “18 thing poems about a tree” : Vancouver, Chapbook Exposition, Arte Factum at Project Space, curator: D. Zomparelli

about performance: 2013:  January: with Rachel Rose, Jen Currin and Raoul Fernandes at La Connor  (Ish River Poetry Circle) & in February in Seattle at Elliott Bay Book Company / March 03 Poetic Justice with Taryn Hubbard and Kevin Spenst / March 07 Poets and the Social Self: Vancouver, with Joanne Arnott, Wayde Compton, and Michael Turner (SFU Woodwards/VanCity Office of Community Engagement) / March 10, Open Rehearsal, children of air india, the song cycle, with Sandy VA Moore, Baritone Shane Raman; Mezzo Sopranos, Melanie Adams and Elspeth Finlay / March 28 Twisted Poets Literary Salon /  April 13 LitFest New West Showcase with John Oliver / June 6  writing in/ against notions of the commonwealth, Woolf Conference with Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jordan Abel and Cecily Nicholson / Indian Summer Festival & TD Inside the Art, two curated events with Naveen Girn & guests

from the archive, 2012: the air india series, June 2012 : SONGFIRE Festival of Song, “The Censor that is Time”, lyrics set to original music composed by Sandy V A Moore; LunchPoems@SFU with Sonnet L’Abbe; Third Friday’s in June @ People’s Co-op Bookstore with Wayde Compton; Crossroads Conference, Paris, July 6, Nouvelle Sorbonne with Dr. Angela Failler and colleagues; featured poet, LitFestNewWest, April 14 / with Rachel Rose at the Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 19; Enpipe Line launch at One Bentall Centre, March 23 / Day of Mourning for workers in BC killed on the job, featured poet, April 28 / Poetic Justice at The Heritage Grill, New Westminster, Feb. 12 /Roots and Radicalisms, endnotes conference, UBC, May4/ Summery Dreams Literary Festival with Sandy Shreve, August 24/ Mashed Poetics, October 26

Radio: with Taryn Hubbard, The StoryTelling Show, Vancouver Co-op Radio April 24, 2012 / September 26, 2012  with Sandy Shreve on Wax Poetic, CRFO 100.5 FM, hosts: Pam Bentley and Randy ” R.C.Weslowski” Jacobs

Community: founding member and volunteer:  LunchPoems@SFU, part of SFU Public Square / 2013 Writer in Residence, LitFest New Westminster / 2012-13, Southbank Writing Program in Surrey, Mentor

As well: Word on the Street, 2012: The Unwritten Word, Reliquum, exhibit: Samson Tam, curator / reading Robert Hayden, Dead Poets Reading Series

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