Time to reach out from the wintry basement perch of this writer. We’ve all cleared out from 2017 and all… Read more This Rock Shall Shake Forth the Better Year
So today it is. This is official release date for my second poetry collection, This City at the Crossroads. This… Read more Adherents to the Lyrics of the Places We’ve Lived: Notes on the Second Book.
Let me start by saying that summer is well upon us in the border region. It also goes without saying… Read more The Small Books at the Heart of Literature Today.
One of the best things with having completed a MFA is that you generally exit the program with more work… Read more May This Rock be Truth: Thoughts on the Newest Project
Coming Through Slaugher Michael Ondaatje House of Anansi ISBN: 0-88784-051-5 156 pgs As a poet and a trained fiction writer,… Read more Improvisation as Narrative: Some Thoughts on Michael Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter
Let’s start here. I met Campbell McGrath during my first semester at Indiana University – Bloomington. He was in town… Read more To Ponder in One’s Time Apart: A Brief Review of and Thoughts on Campbell McGrath’s Shannon
Talk on the sonnet series commissioned for Windsor, Ontario’s Sandwich Neighbourhood.
Let’s start here: When I heard that Bob Dylan received a Nobel Prize in Literature I thought it was an… Read more Why Political Prizes Don’t Matter
Let me begin by saying this: Richard Hugo’s Triggering Town is one of the most important books that I’ve ever encountered.… Read more The Thing with Essays on Craft
So I was reading along in this fine copy I recently picked up of Ralph Gustafson’s Sequences when I came… Read more Competing Mythologies: Comparison is not Inclusion