Something about seeing Ottawa blanketed in snow has helped me to feel more at home here. I’m also excited to be doing my first poetry reading in my new hometown, courtesy of local poetry outfit, Bywords. I was excited to have my poem, Confessional, featured on their site in December, and I’m now looking forward to having other work included in the upcoming issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal.

To launch the issue, Bywords is hosting its ninth annual fundraiser for Cornerstone Women’s Shelter, where I’ll read with Jamie Bradley and Luminita Suse. Please brave the beautiful snow to listen to some poetry and support a great cause!

Bywords Warms the Night XIV: A Benefit for Cornerstone
Sunday, January 15, 2012 – 2:00pm
Collected Works Bookstore
1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
More information here.


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