Some of his pubs & wards

Some of my publications and such.


Unlikeness Is Us: Fourteen from the Exeter Book. Gaspereau Press, forthcoming fall 2018. Translations from Old English with commentary and notes.

Curious Masonry: Three Translations from the Anglo-Saxon. Gaspereau Press, 2011.

Ox. Véhicule Press (Signal Editions), 2007. My first book of poems.

Jack Pine. Groundwood Books, 2007. A children’s story in verse, illustrated by Cybèle Young.

Visual and Multimedia Work

Dumuzi Incipit.” Asymptote (July 2018). Six aasemic poems from Dumuzi.

“SCRO 6am.” The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing (December 10, 2017).

“6am–12pm.”  In Bellingham National 2017 Juried Art Exhibition. Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, June 10–Sept. 10, 2017. Seven aasemic video poems from SCRO.

“9am,” “10am,” “12pm.” In Asemic Writing: Offline & in the Gallery. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, March 10­–May 28, 2017. Three aasemic video poems from SCRO.

Two untitled texts. In Affect and Audience: Translational Poetics. Ed. Amaranth Borsuk. Essay Press, 2017. 11, 20. Aasemic symposium notes around the discourse around the discourse around Michael Brown’s body such as here.

“What’s Wrong.” Poetry Is Dead 14 (Fall/Winter 2016), 37.

“SCRO Page 3.” The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing (August 21, 2016).

“Maybe a bit,” “She’d storm,” “A few weeks.” The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing (January 29, 2016).

Journals – Poetry and Translations

His Message.” Asymptote (April 2017). A translation of the Old English poem better known as “The Husband’s Message.”

“In Rain,” “QED,” “A Moth.” The Maynard 8:2 (Fall 2015).

“(C)lear,” “Blue Mountains Walking.” Epiphany (Winter 2014), 98, 166.

“Spring Snow.” Contemporary Verse 2 37:2 (Fall 2014), 38–39.

“Rest Stop,” “His Step.” New American Writing 32 (2014), 146-47.

“At Leaf,” “Yarrow.” Canadian Literature 218 (Fall 2013).

“Pastoral.” The Colorado Review 40:1 (Spring 2013).

“The Watermelon Lion.” Arc 69 (Fall 2012). A story in verse for a children’s picture book.

“Dumuzi, “Particulate.” Versal 10 (Spring 2012).

“Cairn,” “Th Friend,” “Lascaux.” The Kenyon Review 33.4 (Fall 2011).

“His Spaces,” “White Teeth,” “(T)error,” “Terro(i)r,” “Atonement.” Western Humanities Review 65.1 (Winter 2011).

“Orchard,” “Moriah,” “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t,” “Eorðgrap.” Eleven Eleven 10 (January 2011).

“The Earthwalker.” Western Humanities Review 61.2 (Spring 2007). A translation of the Old English poem better known as “The Wanderer.”

“Weedflower Mind” (excerpts). Western Humanities Review 61.2 (Spring 2007).

“Doe’s Bones,” “Stone Gate.” The Paris Review 172 (Fall 2004).

“Tammuz. Ishtar.” FIELD 70 (Spring 2004).

“Leaf Bee.” The Antioch Review 61.3 (Summer 2003).

“Red Maple,” “Quaking Aspen,” “Weeping Willow,” “White Pine,” “Hawthorn,” “Beech.” The Paris Review 157 (Winter 2000-2001).

“Bestial,” “A Moth in Several Lights,” “After Hänsel and Gretel Burn the Witch.” The Fiddlehead 205 (Autumn 2000).

“Seed,” “Poisoned.” The New Quarterly 19.4 (Winter 2000).

“What You Want,” “Fractal,” “Os Innominatum.” The Fiddlehead 202 (Winter 1999).

“Graft,” “Leaf,” “Sheaf,” “Wine,” “Hale,” “Lull,” “The Vine Maple.” The Paris Review 149 (Winter 1998-1999).

“Rude Boy’s Ascension,” “Dura Mater.” The Fiddlehead 196 (Summer 1998).

“Sestina.” The Malahat Review 119 (Summer 1997), 88-89.

“Freighters.” Canadian Literature 147 (Winter 1995).

Journals – Non-Fiction

“For Elise: A Conversation by Three Poets and Friends about Elise Partridge and Her Work” (with Stephanie Bolster and Barbara Nickel). Contemporary Verse 2 38:2 (Fall 2015), 45–48.

“For Elise.” Winnipeg Review 21 (Fall 2015).

“Bodhidharma’s Eyebrows.” Western Humanities Review 65.1 (Winter 2011). A lyric photographic essay.

“Thought of Matter.” Canadian Notes and Queries 73 (Spring-Summer 2008). On Robert Bringhurst’s thought and prose.

“The Garrison Revisited.” Northern Poetry Review (2006). On Margaret Atwood’s Survival and Northrop Frye’s “garrison thesis.”

“Journey to the Interior.” Books in Canada 35.2 (April 2006). A review of In Fine Form by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve.

“Sensuous Analysis: The Art of Reading Poetry.” Books in Canada 34.6 (September 2005). A review of Robert Pinsky’s The Sounds of Poetry.

“Post-Modern Eros: Sappho.” Books in Canada 33.7 (October 2004). A review of Anne Carson’s If Not, Winter.

Adaptations, Limited Editions, Anthologies

“Union Square.” In Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food. Ed. Rachel Rose. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2017.

“Dumuzi.” In Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Eds. Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg. Bellingham, WA: Other Mind Press, 2015. 113.

Jack Pine. Adapted by Vancouver Opera in Schools for tour across BC and in Ontario, 2009-2010.

“Via Negativa (Pound).” Letterpress broadsheet in The Companions Series. High Ground Press, 2008.

“Red Rock” I, II, and III. In Rock Salt: New Poetry and Poetics from 108 BC Poets. Eds. Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenish. Mother Tongue Publishing, 2008.

“Weed Flower Mind” (excerpt). Poetry in Transit, Vancouver, 2008.

“Red Maple,” “Vine Maple,” “Doe’s Bones,” “Weed Flower Mind” (excerpts). In The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry. Ed. Carmine Starnino. Véhicule Press (Signal Editions), 2005.

“Fractal” (excerpt). Catalogue for Nature Rearranged, The National Gallery of Canada, March 1999.

Selected Awards and Honours

Mini-Grants, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, WWU, 2015, 2017, 2018

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018

Nominee, Ronald Kleinknecht Excellence in Teaching Award, WWU, 2015, 2016

Graduate Research Award, University of Utah, 2011

Utah Writer’s Contest (poetry), Western Humanities Review, 2010

Craig Arnold Memorial Poetry Prize, University of Utah & Academy of American Poets, 2010

Finalist, Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry, BC Book Prizes, 2008

Creative Writing Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, 1998, 2002

Bernard F. Conners Prize for Poetry, The Paris Review, 2001

Selected Readings and Interviews

Faculty Reading Series (Western Washington University), 2014, 2016, 2018

Honey Moon Almost Annual Beowulf Marathon (Bellingham), 2016, 2018

Launch for Noisy Water (Bellingham), 2015

Host, launch for Elise Partridge’s The Exile’s Gallery (Vancouver), 2015

Speaking of Poets (CKUW, Winnipeg), 2012

Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference, 2011

Robson Square Bookstore Reading Series (Vancouver), 2007, 2011

City Art Reading Series (Salt Lake City), 2008, 2011

Writing on Air (KUTE, Salt Lake City), 2011

Montréal Zen Poetry Festival, 2011

Arcadia University Reading Series (Philadelphia), 2008

Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto), 2007

Village Books (Bellingham, WA), 2007

September 11 Memorial Reading (Salt Lake City), 2006

Barrow Street Reading Series (New York), 1996

School of the Arts Reading Series (Columbia University), 1995

Columbia University Summer Writers’ Festival (New York), 1995

The Cedar Tavern (New York), 1995

Galiano Festival of the Arts (Galiano Island, BC), 1993

Conferences and Class Visits

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) Conference (Toronto), 2018. Moderator, presenter. Panel: “Constructions of Whiteness.” Presentation: “Ancestral White Interiors.”

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) Conference (Toronto), 2016. Organizer, moderator, presenter. Panel: “Everywhere is Aleatory, Or, What I Found Is Rarely What I Said I Sought.” Presentation: “Data Loss on the Ascender.”

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) Conference (Vancouver), 2014. Panel: “Poems of Ours We Hate.” Presentation: “Dismay. Erasure. Monsterface.”

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference (Seattle), 2014. Panel: “Canadian-Cascadian: Four Poets from British Columbia.” Presentation: “Poems from Dumuzi.”

Visiting Writer, New York University, 2011. Discussion with advanced poetry workshop.

Visiting Writer, University of Northern Ohio (Ada, OH), 2009. Discussion with advanced poetry workshop.

Confutati Symposium, University of Utah, 2009. “The Gain of Loss: Translation as Erasure.”

Visiting Writer, Arcadia University (Philadelphia), 2008. Master class in poetic craft.

AWP Conference (Vancouver), 2005. Panel:“After Survival: Where is Canadian Poetry?” Presentation: “The Garrison Revisited.”

The Fortieth Anniversary of Creative Writing at UBC (Vancouver), 2004. Panellist, “Recalling the Workshop: Alumni Teachers on Creative Writing Classes and Curricula in Canada and the US.”

Colonies and Residencies

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 1999, 2014, 2016

Yaddo, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006

MacDowell, 2004

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003

The Millay Colony for the Arts, 1996

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