Ottawa Versefest

Versefest, Ottawa’s own poetry festival, is right around the corner, making me feel very fortunate to be a newly-minted Ottawan. Not only that, but this year I have the special honour of contributing some of my own work to the festivities. I’m looking forward to warming up the audience for two of Canadian poetry’s most … More Ottawa Versefest

Voices of Venus

I’m so excited to be the featured poet at this month’s Voices of Venus reading in Ottawa. Warm up with us on February 8th at Venus Envy sex shop and bookstore with an evening of poetry! The event begins with an open mike, so be sure to bring your own poems!


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 … More Bywords

Poetry Plus

Join me on November 17 at Arts Café in Mile End for Poetry Plus, one of Montreal’s finest and longest-running reading series. I’m looking forward to reading with a line-up of great local writers. Read on:

“House of Blessing” Chapbook Launch

You’re invited to the launch of “House of Blessing,” a poetry chapbook by Montreal poet Jan Jorgensen, published this month by sitting duck press. “House of Blessing” Chapbook Launch Thursday, September 23 / jeudi, 23 septembre 19 h – 21 h Griffintown Cultural Corridor corner of Ottawa and Dalhousie / au coin des rues Ottawa … More “House of Blessing” Chapbook Launch