I'm up for anything these days & against any kind of prescriptive limit. The work itself determines what it will become, whether a long poem, prose poems, visual poems or form poems or poems that can't really be called poems at all. I wish to learn, to play & to explore & connect with others.
Virtual poetry readings
from the 19th floor - Sessions from the DreamHouse Aria, sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets with funding for the project by the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants Program and Recommendation by Coach House Books.
from the 19th floor, March 15, 2020 Periodicities Journal
from The Milk Creature and Mother Poetry, March 17, 2020 Distantia Remote Reading Series
Reading Gwendolyn MacEwen's the Red Bird You Wait For, March 20, 2020, For the Dead Poets Reading Series
The Dyzgraphxst, Canisia Lubrin in Periodicities, a journal of poetry and poetics, April, 2020
Sandra Ridley, my poetic (m)other in ManyGenderedMothers.
En Fer, a long poem about a love affair (Ghost City Press, New York, August, 2020)
Lament: Doll (Ethel Zine & Micropress, Philadelphia, USA, 2020) [cover photo: Lucia - the Ottawa-Carleton County Home for Fractured Dolls and Other Broken Toys]
Aftermath or Scenes of A Woman Convalescing (above/ground press, Ottawa, 2019).
Review by Jessica Drake-Thomas (February, 2020)
John 1, 2 and 3 (The Blasted Tree, Calgary, Alberta, 2018)
"The Book of Esther" (Puddles of Sky Press, Kingston, 2017)
"wintered" (shreeking violet press, Ottawa, 2017)
Greg Bem writes a lovely review of the chapbook on GoodReads.com
Michael Dennis writes a glowing review on Today's Book of Poetry.
"Electric Garden" (Tree Press, Ottawa, 2017)
"I Owe St. Hildegard The Light" (unarmed press, Minnesota, 2016)
"Queen Christina" (Ghost City Press, New York, June, 2016). Available here as a free or PWYC download.
"firstwalks of the year" was published in April, 2016 by In/Words Press out of Carleton University in Ottawa. Thanks to the In/Words editors & to the artist, Jess Aylsworth for her hand-made heart map of Ottawa & illustrations of some elements in the poems. thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for the funding & Hamilton Arts & Letters for recommending the work.
Interviews and poetic statements are here:
RED SKIES interview. (December, 2020)
Cannot Predict Now: an interview series by Katy Telling (October, 2020)
The Art of Writing 35 in Talking About Strawberries All the Time (October, 2020)
Chaudiere Books: Six Questions (March, 2020)
Train Poetry Journal interview (January, 2020)
Blood Orange Tarot interview (January, 2020)
TPQ5 - my current favourite poetry books. (January, 2020)
The Power of Poetry #61 (29/08/2019)
Volodymr Bilyk interviews me about my process & all kinds of things over on Zouch Magazine.
Amish Trivedi asks me about my workspace in Where Do You Write, My Lovely
Amanda Earl - On Paper with Lucy Morrissey (February 2013)
www.ottawater.com Issue 5.0