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“for my boat lily,” “for my boat lily,” and “for my boat lily” in S/WORD 6

Hi everyone,

This time, an update for all my friends on the internet: the sixth issue of S/WORD appeared online just this weekend, and I’m pretty excited to let you know that three of my poems, “for my boat lily,” “for my boat lily,” and “for my boat lily” (can you tell I’m a fan of repetition?), are right at the top of the contents! The S/WORD editors have a pretty raw perspective on poetry and poetics (just take a look at their “About” page), and judging by some of the strong and surprising work they’ve included in this issue, I can’t help but feel I’m in good company. You can check out the whole issue here (and, if you’ve only got a minute, I might go so far as to recommend you take a look at Mark DuCharme’s “Understood” or Michael Rerick’s excerpt from Moss). Happy reading!




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“for my boat lily” on Uut Poetry!

Hi all,

Delightful news: one of my poems, “for my boat lily” (one of many written for the beloved titular houseplant), was featured yesterday on Uut Poetry, a website variously described as “a personal blog posing as a poetry magazine” and “this desultory and recalcitrant ezine.” Both seem like accurate descriptions; nevertheless, I’m quite excited that my piece caught the eye of Brooks Lampe, who runs Uut as a datastream of contemporary American surrealist poetry, artwork, and discussion (including an extensive index of surrealist writing prompts). You can check out my poem in particular here.

Thanks, as always, for reading, and best wishes for the fall season!

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“Lush” and “for my boat lily” in text lit mag

Hi all,

I promise this will be my last update for a while! (…Well, probably.) I just want to let everyone know that I’m super happy to be included in the new issue of text lit mag, which features two of my short poems: “Lush” (the first piece in the issue!) and “for my boat lily.” You can link directly to issue 3 (March 2015) here.

In addition to being available online, text is distributed in free print editions at coffee shops in Nanaimo, BC, where they’re based. When I found out about this side of their initiative, I knew I had to send something in; as far as I’m concerned, what they’re doing is one of the best ways to engage readers with a wide range of interests, backgrounds, and amounts of time available to engage with contemporary writing at all (not just the small and relatively homogeneous group who specifically seek out literary journals and small press fairs). Moreover, at least in the first few issues, the editorial team has done a great job of reinforcing their distribution goals by including an eclectic variety of pieces that burst genre distinctions and even media distinctions–for example, by interspersing more traditionally “literary” poems and flash fiction with humorous and whimsical tweets. All in all, I’m excited about the magazine and what we can learn from the folks who run it, and I’m overjoyed to have been able to contribute something that fit with their mission and aesthetic. I hope you enjoy it, too!

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“Two Plants from Above” in Rampike 23.2, “[repeat]er Manifesto” online in (parenthetical) 4

Howdy all,

This has been a long time coming and the issue has already been out for a while, but I figured I’d announce here that one of my visual/concrete pieces, “Two Plants from Above,” appears in the most recent issue of Rampike! Rampike is an incredible magazine, largely because it is one of the few publications that has consistently featured visual and conceptual text-based work. Though I have in fact yet to see the issue in person (a travesty, I know), I’ve been told that my letters look good gracing its pages, so you should check it out! Among other places, you can find Rampike at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market tomorrow (Saturday Nov. 22) from 11:30 to 5:00pm at the Tranzac Club near Brunswick and Bloor. Of course, there will also be a huge variety of other indie publishers at the fair with an equally huge variety of excellent books and other projects; it’s definitely a must-see! You can check out the fair’s facebook page here.

In addition, as I posted a few days ago, my piece titled “[repeat]er Manifesto” is now live in (parenthetical) issue four, which you can read online here. Will Kemp and Nicole Brewer, (parenthetical)’s most excellent publishers and editors, will also be at the Indie Literary Market with print copies of the magazine (they look amazing!) and other books from words(on)pages, so you should pay them a visit too.

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