Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that my poem “r u ok,” originally published in filling Station issue 69, has been chosen by editor Rob Taylor for inclusion in the Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019, published by Biblioasis. I will be participating in the book launch, which is part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, on October 27.

Two poems in filling Station!

I’m excited to announce that I have two poems in the current issue of¬†filling Station magazine (Issue 69).

Check out this gorgeous cover!

One of the poems, “The Root of Two is Irrational,” was originally written when I was a student in Tanis MacDonald’s¬†creative writing class. It was one of the first poems I wrote that I actually liked! If that’s not enough to entice you, it contains a full mathematical proof and lots of fun symbols (because everyone loves math, right?).

The other poem, “r u ok,” is one of my favourite poems I’ve written. My friend Maria gave our writing group the prompt to write a poem that’s not supposed to be read from left to right. I got the idea to create a flow chart, and the result was this poem.

You can buy the issue online here!