amongst books

amongst books

Monday, May 27, 2013

On Writing, a series at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter Blog

i have an autobiographical essay about writing, reading and community over at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter Blog

thanks to rob mclennan for inviting me to take part & for the idea of the series. the first essay was written by Anita Dolman. more to come!

Sandra Ridley & I are in silk

albeit gritty silk...

an excerpt from "Eve, a mere roar," a collaborative manuscript we created together appears in the first issue of a whole new on line magazine which features collaborative poetry and visual art, Gritty Silk.

the manuscript was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovated Poetry Award in 2011.


thanks to Sandra for the fun of working together. we started in the summer of 2009 and finished in early 2010. it was a great experience. Gritty Silk has published the manuscript's first section, a suite of ten minimal poems.

thanks to rob mclennan for alerting us to the call. we are in fine company. rob & christine mcnair are also in the issue & there are other names I recognize & many I don't. fun! take a look see.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Lobster Jumps Into Hot Water - My Latest Post on Oh Get A Grip

the topic was why sex is so often associated with misfortune in mainstream literature. i offer a few half-baked theories, discuss Canadian literary fiction, show concern for the taming of erotica & mention a few of examples of brilliant erotica writers who are bucking this trend. most everyone else in the group chose to talk  about or write pieces on BDSM corporal punishment & correction. i've decided to bend over & offer my naked ass for flagellation with polemics. here you go: Sex As Literature's Bitch

Thursday, May 09, 2013

OGG: Haunted by Other Monsters

this fortnight's topic on Oh Get A Grip was jealousy. my fellow OGG bloggers have written intriguing posts on what brings out the green monster in them, or what doesn't. i am haunted by other monsters. you can read my piece here.

next fortnight's topic: Sex & Punishment...