In 2019 “it didn’t happen here” won the National Broadsheet Contest from the League of Canadian Poets (judged by D.A. Lockhart), “Johnny on the Spot” received an honourable mention in the Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest from The Antigonish Review (judged by Sue Goyette), “Weightless” was part of the Poetry in Motion program, two poems were shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (UK), two poems were featured as part of the League of Canadian Poets Poetry Pause, “Pink” was published in Prairie Fire in a special Work Matters issue, and Dust Blown Side of the Journey was reviewed in Canadian Literature. Poems were accepted for publication and are forthcoming in 2020 in Arc Poetry Magazine, Grain Magazine, Stand Magazine (UK), and The Antigonish Review. Poems are also forthcoming in three anthologies including Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds.
A German publisher wishes to publish Wavelengths of Your Song in translation in 2020, a new poetry manuscript is almost completed, and a Greek composer is weaving some of the new poems into a music-theatre work.
It was a great and joyous year.
All the best to all of you for 2020!