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On August 2 the Dust Blown Side of the Journey will bring me to Halifax where I’ll have a book launch at 7 pm in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia on 1113 Marginal Road.


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Everything is


blurred until

I float a feather

and Latin words


on water mirrors

for you…


Excerpt from “Vision” in Dust Blown Side of the Journey



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This summer I’ll be on the Dust Blown Side of the Journey with a book launch on August 6 at Lexicon Books in the beautiful town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


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For those of you reading the poem “Music” in Dust Blown Side of the Journey this is an image of the nature reserve. The poem is about the anticipatory wait as a composer finishes writing a score. The book comes with beautiful French flaps and “Music” is printed on the extension of the front cover.



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the net you cast

is never a trap:


it is the hammock

where I rest my


thoughts:  the welkin

and the forest-wild


that you weave

together for me:


your blue-

green threads:


the trim

on the shore


that I strive



from Wavelengths of Your Song (McGill-Queen’s University Press)