Tough and honest and lovely

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“A mix of straightforward, gritty poems with fanciful stuff. Some wry humour, some poems of youth, and ferocious poems as well.”—Amanda Earl, Editor of & Angel House Press

“The new poems are strong and tough and honest and lovely and welcome after so long, and the books are beautifully made.”—Cameron Anstee, Apt. 9 Press

I am proud to announce that, one, the first edition of Amanda Besserer’s The Desert and The Flood sold out, and two, that a new edition is now available. Please visit my Horsebroke Press for a copy.

It’s been a pleasure working with Amanda. I can’t wait to see what she does next. Follow her on wordpress or twitter for more poems, articles, and oversharing.


jeff and justin

For the fourth Ottawa Zine Off, my good friend (and great poet) Justin Million & I released a short set of poems called “Leg Brain.” You can download it via the link below.

LEG BRAIN is the product of two periods in our lives, last spring when we got back together after a couple years living in different provinces and were going through, like, stuff, and then this winter, when Justin decided he’d be leaving Ottawa soon and we were going through, like, different stuff. Ultimately it’s all about desire & longing, and held up by the (mutual?) belief the brain’s as much a muscle as the heart’s a home to the soul. We both really want to be happy, and these days are both pretty damned happy.

It just sucks Justin’s no longer just two blocks and a curt text message away.

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