Author and gorgeous feminist Eve Ensler wrote one of my FAVOURITE books - The Vagina Monologues. Every February 14 to celebrate the extraordinary body part that is a woman's vagina, actors, women, people around the globe perform her book in plays/monologues. It's a dream of mine to be a part of one of these performances!… Continue reading HAPPY V-DAY – THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES BOOK GIVEAWAY!
I've had some erotic haikus published in Subterranean Blue Poetry! Thank you to Rebecca Banks, poetry goddess, for publishing my sexy stuff! Mama loves to write erotica. It's true. Please click on the link below to experience Subterranean Blue Poetry! Subterranean Blue Poetry Presents! Volume IV, Issue X (October 2016). Featuring: Vanessa Shields, Richanda Turner,… Continue reading New Poetry Published in Subterranean Blue Poetry
I'll be on CBC Windsor Morning (97.5FM) tomorrow (Monday, June 13) at 7am (yikes!) to talk about this year's Student Writing Contest! We're grateful to the stellar team at CBC Windsor Morning for *always* support local literary happenings! And this one is a biggie! The deadline for this year's student writing contest is fast approaching… Continue reading BookFest Windsor – Student Writing Contest – Radio Interview!
I was delighted to see that my face is the face of the Battle of Bards 2016! My friend Vinny tagged me in a post on Facebook, and there I was! Hot dog! In NOW Toronto. That's so cool!! Shout outs must go out: Thank you NOW Toronto for including my mug in your fine… Continue reading Look at me – in a NOW Toronto mag!!!
THE BATTLE IS ON, YO. In just two days, I'll be putting the peddle to the metal and driving myself and Marty Gervais (Windsor's Poet Laureate and my publisher - the publisher of Black Moss Press) to the metropolis we call Toronto so we can participate in the 2016 IFOA/Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards. In… Continue reading The Battle Is On! IFOA 2016 Battle of the Bards Is This Wednesday!
Squeeee! My poem 'Say AWE' has won a Runner-Up Award in The Ontario Poetry Society's 'Ultra-Short Poetry' competition! What a wonderful gift! Thank you TOPS family and judge Debbie Okun Hill! Congratulations to all the other poets who will be in the anthology!
It’s National Poetry Month for at least another week and a bit so I think it’s high time I write this particular blog. I'm gonna give you some transparency here. People ask me all the time 'how do you do it'? I'm not sure that they're asking specifically about how I exist as a professional… Continue reading Poetic Opinions – On Fees, Dues and Definitions
From Signing School - Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters by Robert Pinsky I found this book by Robert Pinsky at a bookstore while I was traveling. I don't remember the bookstore name or where I was, but I remember seeing the cover, reading the title and thinking, I need this… Continue reading On Poetic Form – With help from Robert Pinsky! – And a Poetry Contest!