Queen Mob’s Tea House just posted my interview with Guelph poet Karen Houle, and recently short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. We chat about her new book, The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology.

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My story, “The Chimney“, has been published on Queen Mob’s Tea House. “The Chimney” is another in the Curious-City collection I’ve been working on, in which socially or economically marginalized people encounter miracle-like phenomena as a way of conveying the sense of lost control that often accompanies their position within the social workings of the city. It’s the first of several in the series that will have no obviously magic realist elements, exploring other kinds of “miraculous” events instead. Enjoy.

Guelph’s annual showcase of art, is holding a reading as part of its festivities this year, and I’ll be a part of it.

You can come hear me and other Guelph authors on Saturday June 22, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, in Royal City Church, right off of Quebec Street.

Hey all, the official launch for my new chapbook, Poetry of Thought, is at the Elora Poetry Centre (7324 Wellington County Road 21, Centre Wellington) on Saturday, June 29, 4:00 PM.

There will be food and drinks, as well as music by Adam and Rain, an acoustic duo who play folk/roots inspired original music and uniquely interpreted covers. Admission is free, but contributions to help the centre cover food are appreciated