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A new collaborative project with U.K.-based visual artist, Ivilina Kouneva, who I met in July 2022 during my residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Ivilina and I will be meeting in Gascony, France this summer as the starting point for our collaboration and plan to do a residency together in 2024. For a description of the project, please visit Ivilina's website Ivilina Kouneva. The adjacent photo is an example of Ivilina's beautiful multilayered artworks. 


My student, Lark Huska, wrote these poems as part of a longer work in my Writer's Craft class several years ago. I was thrilled to learn about the publication of her chapbook, In the Minds of Apollo 11. A well-deserved honour for this talented emerging poet. The chapbook is available from Espresso Chapbooks.

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Miriam Waks Poetry


Celebrating the publication of the powerful poem, "black as the air we breathe," by the talented singer/songwriter/poet - and one of my long-term mentees - Miriam Waks. The poem, her first publication, appears in Wordly Magazine and can be found here.

It was a joy to work with Miriam on this poem! You can visit her website to learn more about her work and hear her beautiful compositions and breathtaking voice at:          


What a thrill it is to announce the publication of Shame to Shine, Cher Obediah’s poignant account of her journey from domestic violence to healing and empowerment. I had the good fortune of editing Cher’s “diary in poetry” and found her stories, her openness and her passion to be deeply inspiring. To order, please visit


I will be doing my first in-person reading in over two years on Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 pm. This is the inaugural reading of the Milk Magazine Poetry Series, curated by Larry Sawyer, at Type Books, 883 Queen Street West. I will be sharing the stage with the wonderful poet, Khashayar Mohammadi. And it will be my first chance to share some poems from my new collaborative collection, Seduction: Out of Eden, co-authored with Janet R. Kirchheimer. Please find the details in the attached flyer.

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Mark Goldstein Wins Alcuin Book Design Awards
April 2022

I am delighted to share the press release on author Mark Goldstein's 2022 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for his novel Her Process and his collection Part Thief, Part Carpenter from Beautiful Outlaw Press.  Learn more about Mark's outstanding work here and about Beautiful Outlaw Press here.

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FORTHCOMING BOOK .... Summer 2022 

Seduction: Out of Eden, written collaboratively with Janet R. Kirchheimer, is a modern re-visioning of the creation story from the Book of Genesis. The poems are eclectic in style, and offer a lyrical interpretation of creation, the Garden of Eden, and the expulsion, drawing on the biblical text as well as exegetical, midrashic, and contemporary sources. With thanks to Mary Stewart Hammond, Gili Haimovich, and Yerra Sugarman for their endorsements and to our publisher, Kelsay Books.

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