Coast to coast tour by Brick Books authors

Starting on 29 April in Victoria and finishing in Fredericton on 15 May 2014, I'll be taking part in a Brick Books reading tour along with the marvellous poets Karen Enns, Jane Munro and Arleen Pare. Stops in between are Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. You can find out more on the Brick Books events page. I'll be reading from my poetry collection, The Fleece Era. Please come along and say hello. I must also add that I'm very grateful to Brick Books and the Government of Yukon Touring Artist Fund for supporting this tour.

Reading in White Rock
I also have the huge honour of being the Semiahmoo Arts annual featured poet during National Poetry Month at the Pelican Rouge Coffee House in White Rock on 28 April at 7:30 pm. This is part of the wonderfully named Readings by the Salish Sea series. Keep an eye on semiahmooarts.com for more details.

The Fleece Era has arrived


My poetry collection, The Fleece Era, (or The Fleece Ear as I keep typing) is now available from Brick Books. You can hear some poems from the book on Brick's website too.

The Fleece Era is being described as 'a sardonic, stinging wake-up call to the complexities of modern existence'. And how do I describe this book myself? Well, it's about the dilemmas of everyday living, from the impact we have on each other to the impact we have on our planet. However hard we try not to hurt anyone or anything, we're going to fail. It's all part of being human. I like to think it's also about acknowledging the beauty, fragility and preciousness of our world as well.



A sardonic, stinging wake-up call to the complexities of modern existence - See more at: http://www.brickbooks.ca/?page_id=3&bookid=263#sthash.M3bHbAPV.dpuf
A sardonic, stinging wake-up call to the complexities of modern existence - See more at: http://www.brickbooks.ca/?page_id=3&bookid=263#sthash.M3bHbAPV.dpuf