It has been a wonderful year and I’m grateful to all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement.
On January 23rd I hosted an online book launch for Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete plus I had a wide-ranging conversation about creativity with Greek composer Michalis Paraskakis. This event was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
On February 16th I received a grant from the Writers’ Union of Canada which enabled me to work with Sadiqa de Meijer as my love essay mentor. I spent many months completing this work.
In September I read at the European Literature Festival in Cologne, Germany.
A few weeks later in Rotterdam, Netherlands I performed my first public piano concert where I played three quatre mains pieces with composer and pianist Panos Gklistis.
In October I returned to Crete for a wonderful month of research, writing, mountain hiking and sea swimming.
Should you wish to give one of my four poetry collections as a gift, my publisher McGill-Queen’s University Press is offering a 30% discount valid until December 31st. Use code MQSP at checkout from this link.
Currently I’m writing three new poems for a song cycle.
I wish all of you a great start to 2023!
Enjoy the slide show.