(Forthcoming with Caitlin Press, September 2019)
Through poems that celebrate the overlooked beauty in the everyday or that mourn human incursions upon the natural world, the author weaves threads of wonder and sorrow into a shimmering tapestry, revealing the complexities of being human in an environment under threat. Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s Elemental Odes, this wide-ranging and diverse collection plays with the yin and yang of everyday existence, employing lyricism, narrative, humour and an occasional dash of irreverence and fun through visual play with text and typography.
- “Sea Star” and “Ode to a Crow” from the collection appear in Cascadia
- “Lemon,” an ekphrastic poem in Eclectica based on a Mary Pratt painting
- “Chopsticks“, selected by the League of Canadian Poets for its 2019 Poem in Your Pocket Program celebrating National Poetry Month
- Plasticnic, a recent video poem based on a poem in the collection about plastic pollution has been selected for screening at festivals Athens, Greece; Houston,TX; Trenton, NJ; and Detroit:
- “Plasticpoems”, a new video poem based on another poem in the collection about plastic pollution will be screening this spring at the Cadence Video Poetry Festival in Seattle