Friday, February 15, 2019

Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist

The Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist was announced yesterday. Here it is! Congratulations to all the nominees and to everyone who had a book enter the world last year. So honoured to see Culverts Beneath the Narrow Road among the books on the shortlist for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Thank you again and always to everyone who shared their amazing stories and helped with this book. Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for supporting its development. Thank you to Thistledown Press for bringing it to life.

The awards ceremony happens in Regina on April 27. It's always a lovely event.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Culverts reviewed in Event magazine

I'm thrilled to see Culverts Beneath the Narrow Road reviewed by Miranda Pearson in Event magazine alongside her reviews of books by Eve Joseph and David Zieroth. Thank you to Miranda Pearson for reading and thinking about my work and to Event for publishing such thoughtful reviews.

Here's the review. 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Many thanks

Today is New Year's Eve aka my last day as Saskatchewan Poet Laureate! Rhyme flies when you're having fun! Thank you to everyone across Saskatchewan and beyond for the magic you brought and continue to bring to each day! Thank you to Saskatchewan's strong writing community and exceptional poets for greatly enriching my life and making this job a great pleasure and great learning experience! Thank you to Saskatchewan's every cloud, every north wind, sloshing lake, twisting river, running sucker, every slough, soaring raven, agog gopher, carrion beetle, every spruce, every caragana, every crocus, every rock, every point on every blade of grass! Not to mention culverts! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, partners in the Poet Laureate program, which this last year of my term is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy and my first year was under the patronage of Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Thank you all! Saskatchewan is poetry! Happy New Year!


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Upcoming event in Regina

I look so forward to hosting this event and hearing these amazing poets!
Belinda Betker!
Chelsea Coupal!
Raye Hendrickson!
Fionncara MacEoin!
Please join us!


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Event report as posted by me on the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Facebook page on December 14:

I'm still buzzing from last night! What a thrill to listen to the amazing poetry of Belinda Betker, Chelsea Coupal, Raye Hendrickson, and Fionncara MacEoin, while surrounded by "Tedium," the amazing exhibition by Lindsay Arnold! So evocative! Thank you to every one of the huge crowd that came and shared this phenomenal experience! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild for organizing such a great event! Thank you to the Art Gallery of Regina for the perfect space! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board as always!

Monday, October 01, 2018

The visit to Melfort

...was excellent! I had a great time reading with Bill Robertson. He's a wonderful poet, fabulous presenter, great storyteller, and super fun person to hang out with. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us! Thank you to the Melfort Library for being such a terrific host! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for their part in making this happen. I met amazing people and the journey was so inspiring. Here's just a few pics I took from the passenger window of the swaths along the way.






And endless geese!




And the odd coyote!



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Upcoming reading in Melfort

Bill Robertson and I will be reading in Melfort this Thursday! I'm looking forward to it! Thank you to the Melfort Library for having us and thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and sponsors Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for making the readings possible.
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Melfort Library, 106 Crawford Ave. W
All invited. Free Admission.



Sunday, September 23, 2018

The visit to Shaunavon and Eastend

I had an excellent time reading with Bill Robertson in Shaunavon and Eastend! So grateful to everyone who came out to see us! Thank you to the Shaunavon Library and Eastend Library for having us and for being such great hosts! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for their part in making this happen. I met so many amazing people and wow the area is stunning! Here's just a few pics I took. I know this experience will find its way into future poems.