You can tell by the date of my last post (or I can, at least) that updating this site hasn’t been at the top of my list of priorities in recent months. But in the spirit of Patti Smith, I’ve been working: on new prose and poetry, some early sketches for a new play, my … More Profile @ Open Book Ontario
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. … More On Writing and Parenting
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 … More “Other Brief Discourses” Reviewed
One week ahead of deadline, my Indiegogo fundraising campaign has reached its original goal! Some time last night, the donation came through that put us over the top and assures that the DVD production of Piecework: When We Were French will move forward. Fundraising does not come naturally to me. I love to listen to … More Who Says This Is A One-Woman Show? (Part 4)
Today I take a brief reprieve from my usual posts on topics related to Piecework: When We Were French to remind Ottawa folks that I will be launching my chapbook of poems, Other Brief Discourses, with a reading this Friday night. The Factory Reading Series presents: Hugh Thomas Michael Blouin Brecken Hancock + Abby Paige … More Ottawa Launch of “Other Brief Discourses”
On January 22nd, I launched a fundraising campaign to support the production of a DVD of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French. Yesterday marked the beginning of the campaign’s fourth week, and I’m excited to report that, with 22 days down, we’ve been able to raise 60% of our overall goal. This is … More DVD Fundraising Update: A Week 4 Enticement!