Talking Poetics

I was invited to talk about what writing a poem looks like for me over at the ottawa poetry newsletter. I couldn’t talk about that without talking about my mental health over the last two years. So here’s your content warning, this blog post is about my experience of burnout. While writing is an important … More Talking Poetics

The Red House

I was very excited to receive a copy of The Red House: An Anthology of Genre and Speculative Poetry in the mail this morning. One of my poems about Anna Morandi Manzolini is inside! I read The Lady Anatomist by Rebecca Messbarger a couple years ago, and it inspired a few poems about this extraordinary … More The Red House

Poetry Pause: Knots

One of my poems was featured on the League of Canadian Poets’ Poetry Pause yesterday, and you can find it archived on their website. It was perfect timing for this poem to appear after battling a four-day headache last week. “Knots” is from my new manuscript, which is still looking for a publisher.


I am delighted to have two poems in the October issue of deathcap–“A Love Letter to the Cadavers Who Twice Saved My Life” and “Pedestal”. These are both poems from my current manuscript–one from the healing section and one from the monster section. I wrote “A Love Letter…” after reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of … More deathcap

Poetry Pause

Pleased to have a new poem featured on Poetry Pause a few days ago. It’s called “Care of Small Poems“, and it’s part of a series of poems I wrote on healing while I was at Sage Hill last summer. I was thinking, in particular, of all the times I cleaned and bandaged my brothers’ … More Poetry Pause