“Skin” was selected by the League of Canadian Poets and the
Academy of American Poets for their Poem in Your Pocket Day brochure (including postcard and audio recording).
“Bottling” and “Quinzhee” were published in
The Antigonish Review. Issue No. 124.
“Sky,” “Windowpanes,” “Neighbours,” “Shrinking,” and “Kintsukuroi” were published in
April 4, 2021. You can read the poems plus the talking about strawberries all of the time. Art of Writing interview online.
From “Shrinking” …I wait for your next visit when you’ll again walk up my three flights of stairs whistling all the way.
“Wellenlängen deines Liedes” ist ein großartiges Buch einer ebensolchen Autorin, die es kennenzulernen gilt.
I was invited by
Rachel McCrum to participate in the April 26th poetry month reading together with Greg Santos and Moni Brar.
From “As the sand lines our pockets” We walk over two bridges to reach the island where a shop window reveals a brass hourglass and a binnacle with the compass missing…
Late autumn I gave an online reading in German and English. Plus I had a wonderful conversation with Knut Birkholz about the translation process and our thoughts inspired a student to consider translating as a possible career.
Knut and Eleonore. Photo by Uli Versphol
From “Entwined” Thyme clings, high and away from the grazing and scents the air…
“The ecstatic is not something we can control or construct or will into being; it comes from wilder places and speaks to and from and out of chaos: the irrational, the intuitive…It is the burning bush. It is the passion…Ecstasy, joy, the deep grief and surprise of being alive and losing the ones we love, the electromagnetic tug of the earth…laughter so deep and full it scrapes away at our ribs…My own profoundly limited sense of the ecstatic is that nothing can prepare you for it except profound openness itself.” —Robert Vivian, from the Introduction to
Wild Gods (New Rivers Press, Minnesota)
In December I performed Poetry in Concert with Panos Gklistis.
From “Music” The piano that has been everything, but most of all the struggle between glimmer and geist so that our thoughts always lie in a hollow of music…
Among the dozens and dozens of books I’ve read this year I highly recommend
by Sadiqa de Meijer winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction, Kevin Irie’s alfabet/alphabet Tomson Highway’s The Tantramar Re-Vision, winner of the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and Permanent Astonishment by Julie Sedivy. Memory Speaks
Looking ahead, on Sunday
January 23th at 10.30 in Vancouver, 11.30 in Yellowknife, 12.30 in Red Lake, 13.30 in Montreal, 14.30 in Halifax, 15.00 in Corner Brook, 18.30 in London, 19.30 in Amsterdam, and 20:30 in Athens I’ll launch (MQUP) online. I’ll also have a Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete conversation with the Greek composer, artistic director and performer Michalis Paraskakis about creativity. You’ll find the link to pre-register for the event here. All are welcome. I’ll post additional information soon.
Thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement.