In English

I’m thrilled to announce my poem, The Prime Minister shook his son’s hand, will be appearing in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015, sometime this fall. I’m also stupefied something so short (it’s a sentence long!) could have such an impact, but, hey, that’s poetry.

Particular props to the eds. of BCP for scouring the Internet for Can Lit, and to The Steel Chisel, who have now published three of my poems, including the similarly Harper-is-human-themed, How to Kiss the Prime Minister, and the listicle-inspired madness that is Curglaff. If you’re a Canadian poet, submit to little Canadian publications like the Steel Chisel – the grown-ups are paying attention. đŸ˜‰

Appearances

yes the front page

Two poems of mine appear this month in Blacklock’s Reporter, Ottawa’s only reporter-owned and operated media outlet. This week they’re featuring my nostalgic navel-gazer, Poem for C.D. Howe, and I can’t think of a better place for it. National Survey, in which I make claims, will appear next week. You’ll need to subscribe to read them at them first, but they will eventually appear in their free digest (I’ll link to them once available). In the meantime you should check out their back issues anyways, because they’ve got serious reporting on how our government works (or doesn’t) and poems by Ben Shai-Shalom.

I’ve also got a poem, Monogamy, in the latest issue of In/Words. I think this marks my 500th poem published with Carleton U’s little mag that can. But seriously, In/Words is kicking ass and taking names these days. Their event at VerseFest last month was a blast, featuring a gamut of talent. As with Blacklock’s, the free pdf edition isn’t up yet. Make your way to Carleton campus (check Mike’s Place), or the next In/Words reading for a hard copy. It has the word cock in it, and it is very tasteful.

UPDATE 4/10/13: Poem for C.D. Howe may be read in Issue 23.

UPDATE 4/15/13: National Survey may be read in Issue 24.