I’ll be hosting a virtual talk and workshop at the next Editors BC monthly meeting, titled “The Nuances of Poetry Editing.”
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:30–8:30 pm PST Where: Online through Zoom Cost: Free for Editors BC members and student affiliates; $10 for non-members; $5 for non-member students
Got questions and short poetry examples? Send them to Madeline Walker at
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10 so I can respond to them during the talk, as time permits.
My review of
The Wigmaker, by Janet Gallant and Sharon Thesen, published over at The Capilano Review. An excerpt:
Janet’s voice, embodied by Sharon’s poetry, tells us what this young black woman, poised and pretty, will endure and what will happen to her. To read the poems as historical documentation of a hidden life, a silenced voice, is to enter a dimension that forces both inquiry—
how can this have happened?—and also an understanding of the reality of what many endure, behind the closed doors of a home… “
Happy to be a special guest at my colleague shauna paull’s launch of her new book of poetry,
blue gait, along with Jónína Kirton. Join us in-person or online!
I READ CANADIAN DAY celebrates the richness, diversity, and breadth of Canadian children’s literature.
Here’s me with my pick:
Annette LeBox’s Peace is an Offering (illustrated by Stephanie Graegin) from Dial Books for Young Readers.
Pleased to be the curator of
The Poetry Phone, Vancouver’s first free poetry hotline.
Callers can dial
1-833-POEMS-4-U (763-6748) to listen to poetry recordings provided by 10 local writers. After dialling the main line, callers can press numbers 0 to 9 to listen to different poems.
Thank you to the
Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) for supporting the launch of the wonderful project that celebrates the work of local Vancouver writers, and for bringing a new and accessible format of uplifting entertainment to anyone who has felt social isolation during the difficult times this past year.
Give the line a ring—I would love to hear what you think!