New Canadian Media

I recently became Books Editor for New Canadian Media, a website dedicated to news and perspectives from immigrant Canada. Our Books Section is just taking shape, and I see it as an area of the site where we can explore immigrant identities and what it means to move and live between places. I decided to […]

On Writing and Parenting

I have been following admiringly the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter’s occasional series On Writing. Amanda Earl’s piece on using poetry to shepherd herself through a major health crisis lingered with me for weeks, and I identified with Faizel Deen’s thoughts on the writer’s isolation. Mostly, I have coveted the opportunity to contemplate why I write, too. […]

“Other Brief Discourses” Reviewed

My chapbook, Other Brief Discourses, was released earlier this winter by Ottawa’s above/ground press. It is a handsome little pamphlet of poems that imagine the return of Samuel de Champlain to the territory of New France in the present day, accompanied by a Franco-American guide. Now, its first review, by Ryan Pratt on Ottawa Poetry […]

In the Thick of It

I’ve been spending the week at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, Vermont. Today we were shooting footage for the DVD of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, and tonight I perform the first in a weekend of shows at LNT. It’s a revival of the show sponsored by the Alliance Fran├žaise of the […]