Poets Respond

I had a poem up a couple of days ago on Rattle, which is a pretty exciting thing for me. Rattle is a pretty great journal. I subscribe to the print edition, and regularly recommend to my writing students that they check out “Poets Respond,” a really amazing cultural project created by Rattle editor Timothy […]

Poetry that sustains courage

Photo by Jonathan Martin-DeMoor

I came across a two-line poem today, in an anthology I don’t remember requesting from the library (it seems strange that I should have requested it, but here it is: Leading from within: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Lead, Eds. Sam M. Intrator and […]

“The best review I know how to give”: Lorri Neilsen Glenn’s Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry

I’ve just finished reading Lorri Neilsen Glenn‘s amazing book of essays, Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry. This is a book that blows my mind—that blows my mind and my heart wide open. It is a book of gifts, a work that gathers the diffuse gifts of a life and slowly, lyrically—with great attentiveness […]

On Influence

(photo by Shawna Lemay)

I’m going to be part of a poetry reading and panel discussion on “poetic influence” tomorrow. If you’re in Edmonton, this will be a great chance to listen to local poets read from their own work and discuss influences.

A Calm Conversation–Poetry Reading and Panel on Poetic Influences

Edmonton poets […]