On Writing

Poem 109 – Butter


butter on fingers
makes pen’s body slippery
like dew on poems


Thank you to everyone who has already registered for my virtual book launch on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:30pm! Yippeee! Books are selling like butter-drippy hotcakes! Thank you for that too!

Here’s a link to register for the Zoom link:

Topic: Thimbles Hometown Launch
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2tEPlPPzSx-j9YbJUwJOFA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

SNEAK PEEK…another one…

So, we’re doing something a little different at the virtual book launch. We’ve prepared a beautiful and emotional (if I may say so myself!) video of me reading poetry from ‘Thimbles’. Filmed on the gorgeous second floor of Suede Productions by my husband Nick and son Jett, joined by trumpet player Amanda and seamstress Deborah, we created something pretty spectacular in a poetic and musical tribute to my Nonna. Last night I watched the video for the first time. I cried. My husband said: are you crying watching yourself crying? I snotted, yessss! We really hope that you will be moved as we share and watch and experience this tribute together! (Photo credit: Miller Shields!)


I have the incredible pleasure of sharing a virtual reading Halifax poet, Margo Wheaton. Margo has been writing extraordinary poetry for decades. She teaches. She inspires.

I first read her book ‘The Unlit Path Behind the House‘ (McGill Queen’s University Press, 20216) when I was on an award jury. I immediately felt a kinship with Margo’s words. Wouldn’t you know it, we were but one degree of separation away from each other, so when I reached out to connect, we had a laugh at how close our circles had already linked us. Fast-forward to this year, and our friendship and writing connection is a strong as ever.

Margo and I write from the same places in our poet souls. We write about the same themes: home, family, love, loss. This is why on Thursday, May 20, we’re doing a reading and having a discussion together about poetry and the family.

We’d love for you to join us!

Topic: Thimbles: Poetry and the Family
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jwxSVYiRK-rOoIfNo_6ww

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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