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So. Things might change a bit with this, but my reading dates are shaping up in a pretty dreamtastic way. Some dates are with a grandmaster of Canadian poetry, Don McKay, whose collected works, “Angular Unconformity,” is coming out this fall from Goose Lane. I’m definitely the opener, there. Some of the other readings are with the frightfully talented Kerry-Lee Powell, who writes incredible poetry and fiction, and (unlike most people) is fantastic at both, as demonstrated by this and this. And others are with other great poets. As usual, with anything that happens for me, I am humbled by the fact that Bill Callahan has already worded it, as he did for how I feel about this: “I really am a lucky man.”

September 6, 2014
Toronto, ON
High Park Reading Festival (details here)

September 27, 2014
Montreal, QC
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
w/ Michael Lista, Shoshanna Wingate, and Kerry-Lee Powell

September 30, 2014
Toronto, ON
The Supermarket: Goose Lane 60th Anniversary Gala
(I might or might not be reading at this, but I’ll be there and so will my brand new book which I know you wanna buy or else why would you be here hmm?)

October 1, 2014
Moncton, NB
Attic Owl Reading Series, w/ Kerry-Lee Powell

October 2, 2014
Saint John, NB
University of New Brunswick, w/ Don McKay

October 3, 2014
Fredericton, NB
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Goose Lane Editions Gala 60th Anniversary Gala

October 4-5, 2014
Fredericton, NB
Poetry Weekend

October 6, 2014
Charlottetown, PEI
University of Prince Edward Island, w/ Kerry-Lee Powell

October 7, 2014
Antigonish, NS
Antigonish University, w/ Kerry-Lee Powell

October 8, 2014
Halifax, NS
Saint Mary’s University, w/ Don McKay

Oct 9, 2014
Wolfville, NS
Acadia University, w/ Don McKay

October 11, 2014
Hamilton, ON
Homegrown Hamilton, w/ Andrea Bennett

October 23, 2014
Kingston, ON
Novel Idea Bookstore, w/ Kerry-Lee Powell








“I think about going to work a lot, clocking in. I think about going on my lunch break. Not being able to eat lunch because I didn’t have no money. Bumming cigarettes from people walking by me on the street. I think about sleeping on people’s couches and not being bummed out about it because I knew I was on a quest and I knew God was testing me. I didn’t mind it at all. I think about a lot of those moments, man. I don’t think about the darkness much because the darkness doesn’t benefit my future. But in order to start over, I had to go back and think about a lot of moments where it all began.”

—Kid Cudi



4 poems in Arc

Arc cover

The new issue of Arc came out July-or-so, 2014. Lotsa great stuff in there, as always. I’ve written lots of reviews for Arc, but this is the first issue with my poems. Four poems of mine are in here: “The Golden Girl,” “Crunches,”  “maat,”  [<<this doesn't show up well because it's too small--it's the feather of the goddess ma'at], and “Ballad of Blood Hotel.” 

Quill and Quire previews my forthcoming book

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What do you think? This is a mock up of my book cover (which will be debossed with a die, when it is made). My publisher, Goose Lane, has an author page up for me now, so I took it from there.


I’m reading at two events in June:

The HIJ Series, run by the good people at Book Thug:

And the launch of Descant issue 165:

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I’ve got two poems in the brand new issue of Event, out early June. They’re called “Hopewell Cape” and “‘We Met in the Fog.’”

Hieroglyphics on the temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel

A few days ago I submitted my poetry manuscript to my publisher (Goose Lane). I inanely thought that writing this book would be “straightforward,” as I had copious notes and no previous experience. However. Pressure is a beast. I now feel like Sigourney Weaver at the end of Alien: like I shot the thing into outer space and I’m taking off in my skivvies, bear-hugging my cat, and I couldn’t be more relieved. Even though I know it’ll be back.

The book is called:

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—This is the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that represented “n,” water, and all prepositions in a sentence. You can see it in the image (inside the cartouches, the rounded rectangles above). And it was the most recurrent hieroglyph on the Rosetta Stone. To make things a bit easier (harder?) the book will be sometimes referred to as “Sharps.” So I’m told.

It’s coming out fall 2014. Soon!



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