On Writing

Honourable Mentions!

Honourable Mention I am very pleased to announce that I've received an Honourable Mention for my poem 'Garden' in this year's Polar Expressions National Poetry Writing Contest! Yahoo! Thank you judges! And congratulations to all those who submitted and will be published, including the first place winner, local writer Jessie Lee Jennings for her poem… Continue reading Honourable Mentions!

On Writing

When Others Do What You Do

A friend just sent me a link to a podcast about a poet who writes poetry for people. Like, poetry on demand. Like, what I do too. Why just this past January, I met another poet-on-demand in Washington Square in New York City. Both he and this woman in the podcast use old typewriters to… Continue reading When Others Do What You Do

Events · On Writing

Ketchup – photos, thanks, keynote speech and more

This post proves how busy it's been in my world! I started it on February 10th! Too funny! It's what, June 12!...I can't believe it, but here it is. As least the sun is shining. I am bikini-clad, sitting at our table outside on our deck...I'm keeping an eye on the pool as my boob… Continue reading Ketchup – photos, thanks, keynote speech and more

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National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

National Poetry Month is still kickin'! Here's what's on the roster this week! Five events in seven days, baby. #npm2017 Monday, April 24, 2017 Guest Speaking with Ben Van Dongen at Marlborough Public, Windsor, Grade 7/8s. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Guest Speaking at Glenwood Elementary, Windsor, Grades 5-8. Thank you League of Canadian Poets for… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

Events · Poetry On Demand · Publishing

Poetry On Demand – The Chimczuk Museum Edition Available Now!

I'm very happy to announce that the next volume of Poetry On Demand poetry is HOT OFF THE PRESS! (See, it's even fire-y red!) All poetry was written at the grand opening of the Chimczuk Museum. I wrote for three hours straight, over 35 poems. Hot dog was it ever amazing! Museum-goers were totally into… Continue reading Poetry On Demand – The Chimczuk Museum Edition Available Now!

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Poetry On Demand & Panel Discussion At The Crazy 8 Barn – This Friday!

WRITE ON, RURAL!! This Friday, I'll be joining writer Ray Robertson, Biblioasis owner Dan Wells, and writer Kara Smith at the Crazy 8 Barn for Poetry on Demand (I'll be doing Poetry On Demand from 5:00 - 6:30), dinner, special guest speaker/reader Ray Robertson, and a panel discussion on writing and publishing - southwestern Ontario-style.… Continue reading Poetry On Demand & Panel Discussion At The Crazy 8 Barn – This Friday!

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Poetry On Demand – for National Poetry Month and Forever

So, if you don't know it yet, I do this thing called Poetry On Demand. It's LIVE, INTERACTIVE, ON-DEMAND-POETRY-MAKING (yes, I'm yelling). I've been doing it for close to five years now. At festivals. In classrooms. On stages. And tomorrow morning - on the freakin' radio, yo. Check it. 8:10am on 97.5FM - CBC Radio. Windsor Morning… Continue reading Poetry On Demand – for National Poetry Month and Forever