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Hello, I’ve missed you!

My dearests! It’s been so long! My apologies! Do let me catch you up on this lovely, fat-with-fun-and-love summer that I’m having. Nope, I can’t believe it’s mid-August either. What can we do but fill each day to its fullest – even if the filling is lying on the sofa or sitting in a beach… Continue reading Hello, I’ve missed you!

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Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

Tuesdays & Thursdays Biblioasis Bookstore is offering story time readings every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm! This excellent offering kicked off at the of July and is going strong. Click HERE for more information. Amherstburg's Uncommon Festival - Aug. 4, 5, 6 Love steampunk? Wanna see magic and dress up like a wizard? Then this… Continue reading Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

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Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection

One week ago, I was gathering around a table with my fellow classmates and teacher in the 'E' building on the Humber College Lakeshore campus for our final workshop. Time is doing that thing it does - you know, playing with your mind? Tricking you into feeling like weeks have gone by instead of only… Continue reading Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection

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CONGRATULATIONS, CHARIS COTTER – ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHILDREN'S WRITER CHARIS COTTER! SHE HAS WON THE ANN CONNER BRIMER AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE!! Last night in Halifax, my dear friend and inspiration Charis Cotter received a GIANT ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD for her incredible book, The Painting. (Haven't read it yet? Simply click on the link and get to buyin'!)   A… Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS, CHARIS COTTER – ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD WINNER!

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#NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

The final days of National Poetry Month are upon us! I hope that you've taken some time this month to read poetry, write poetry, share poetry! And, of course, that this becomes a habit and National Poetry Month becomes National Poetry Forever! There are some local poetry events happening over the next few weeks, I'd… Continue reading #NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

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Small Press Spotlight on AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press – #NPM2018

"Consider me a poetry slut with a lot of lovers in the form of poetic styles. I’m especially hot for poems that break rules." Amanda Earl, AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press publisher, poet National Poetry Month continues! With just under two weeks left, I want to keep the momentum of sharing incredible poets and connecting them to you,… Continue reading Small Press Spotlight on AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press – #NPM2018

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It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

It's National Poetry Month and this year, we're celebrating 20 years of celebrating!  There are loads of people, places and poetic happenings to celebrate this month (and always!) over at the League of Canadian Poets website. As always, the League is a solid lead for poets across the country. Stay connected to the League of… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

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A New Book for Mulhern! Book Launch April 4, 2018!

Previously on the blog, I interviewed Mary Ann about her book 'How We Fare' - published by Black Moss Press in April 2016. It's been just about two years since then and I am happy to share with you that Mary Ann's next book of poetry is launching ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!  And, in fact, it's… Continue reading A New Book for Mulhern! Book Launch April 4, 2018!