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The Battle Is On! IFOA 2016 Battle of the Bards Is This Wednesday!

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!

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Battle of the Bards – REDUX!! Mama’s Battlin’ Again!

On Wednesday, March 30, I'll be heading back to the stage at the Harbourfront Centre to compete in the Battle of the Bards. Hot dog! Last year I was a nervous wreck, and left the place feeling completely spent, discouraged and a little embarrassed. When I found out I didn't get invited to participate in… Continue reading Battle of the Bards – REDUX!! Mama’s Battlin’ Again!

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Working Title – [Paper Girl] Poetry Book 2016

I'm still skipping and squeeing about my soon-to-be published new book of poetry! I've been meeting consistently with my editor, the great Marty Gervais of Black Moss Press. We are having a grand old time going through each poem in my manuscript. Yes, he's a tough editor, but he makes my poetry stronger, and the… Continue reading Working Title – [Paper Girl] Poetry Book 2016

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Brick Books Celebrates Canadian Poetry – The Importance of Reading Poetry

This year to celebrate it's 40th anniversary, Brick Books put out a request for writers to send in write-ups about poets who inspire, evoke and write great poetry. Of course, I heeded the call and sent in a few write-ups. The first write-up is published on the Brick Books website now - and how timely,… Continue reading Brick Books Celebrates Canadian Poetry – The Importance of Reading Poetry