Nine poems


Nine of my poems were selected for the Canadian National Poetry Registry (covering seven different constituencies). George Elliot Clark, Parliamentary Poet Laureate writes “My hope is that Canadians will look up a constituency and discover poets whose work will gain additional relevance via their verses about a place—or places—therein. I also hope to inform parliamentarians about how poets have viewed—or view—a riding and acquaint them with the poets who have lived in or visited their electoral districts.”

New Brunswick Southwest

Three poems set on Grand Manan:

“Libretto.”  Wavelengths of Your Song McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013

Saxifraga.”  Wavelengths of Your Song McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013

“Wild.” Wavelengths of Your Song McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013


Nova Scotia Halifax

Poem about the crash of Swissair Flight 111 and the effect of this on a Nova Scotia village

“What We Don’t Think of Packing.” Treading Fast Rivers Carleton University Press, 1999


Nova Scotia South Shore-St. Margarets

Poem set in Kejimkujik National Park 

“Journey.” Wavelengths of Your Song McGill-Queens University Press, 2013


Nova Scotia Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

“Medieval Thoughts.” Treading Fast Rivers Carleton University Press, 1999


Ontario Kenora

“Copper Thunderbird.” Treading Fast Rivers Carelton University Press, 1999


Northwest Territories

 “Paradise Evacuated.” Dust Blown Side of the Journey. McGill-Queens University Press, 2017


Vancouver Centre

“Vancouver.” Wavelengths of Your Song. McGill-Queen’s University Press 2013