“Each Poem is a Journey”

I was honoured to be be interviewed by Ingrid Rose for Writers’ Radio recently! This 23 minute program is airing now from April 18 to May 1 at the beginning of each hour on the hour. Besides reading some of my favourite past poems about childhood, motherhood, family and grief, I describe how I started writing poetry as a kid, and discuss the Poet Laureate position and the City Poems Contest that recently closed for submissions.

Ingrid is a warm and engaging host, plus Gary’s lyrical piano interludes are really lovely. I encourage lingering to listen to them before and after to savour them fully.

(This program will then be replaced after May 1 with a new broadcast featuring another writer. You’ll be able to find it after May 1 alongside recordings and interviews of other notable writers in Writers’ Radio’s Podcasts Library)

Thank you to the terrific team behind Writer’s Radio: Ingrid Rose, Gary Sill and Carole Harmon.

I’ll be reading some new poems at a live reading with Adrienne Yeung and Britt McGillivray through SFU Lunch Poems on Wednesday, April 20th, 12-1 pm, and on Verse Forward Online with Host Phinder Dulai, poetry editor of Canadian Literature, on Thursday, April 28, 4:30-6 pm.