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Below is a list of my 2021 publications, features, workshops and events.  Many are now included in the Projects page that follows (I started with December and am making my way down to April)
 

2021 in Review

December

Publication of ten poems in RendezVous, an anthology of writing with a Toronto Group of Poets

December 21, release of Solstice Song collaboration, my poetry and voice, Jim Jackson’s composition and music

December 19, one of the feature readers in the Cultivating Live Holiday Poetry Open House

December 11, performing Solstice Song live at Loft112 with Jim Jackson, Prairie Soul Revue

Virtual Launch and Reading, the Same Page Anthology, Cork, Ireland 

Participated in Cultivating Voices Live Poetry, the Clocks edition

Co-editor of the poems for the upcoming Parkland Poets Anthology

December 3, Poetic Opener at Planet Earth Poetry,  Victoria BC (virtually).  The theme was linguistic diversity and I                read Cradle Rhythms, Una Tazza di Te' and Laundry Lines

Publication of a Holiday Recipe at the Alexandra Writers' Center Society, La Vigilia di Natale

Participated in the Loft 112 Community Postcard Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

Publication of The Tea Set in the League of Canadian Poets’ Fresh Voices #24 and Poetry Pause

Host of Parkland Poets Reading Series, Stony Plain, Alberta

Publication of The Smell of Sawdust in WordCity Literary Journal

Publication of Tireless Travail in the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Anthology

Poetry and Conversation at the Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia as part of PoetryXHunger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

Feature Poet at Parkland Reading Series

Publication of five poems in the Fixed and Free Anthology, Albuquerque, New Mexico:  Six Feet*, Tools, Living Air,                     Forget Me Not*, and I Find Myself* (*previously published)

Mic Host at Haven at Home, The Stroll of Poets (Edmonton)

Asked to contribute an essay and poetry to Femmes de Parole, Quebec (not sure when this will be published)

Publication of A Flick of Blue in the Same Page Anthology, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

Feature Poet at Haven at Home, the reading series for the Stroll of Poets, Edmonton, Alberta

Presented a workshop at the inaugural Wine Country Writers’ Festival, entitled Inspiration in Nature

Poetry judge for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival, Penticton, BC (virtual)

Publication of Enough in the PoetryXHunger initiative, USA; subsequent launch and online readings

Co-Editor of poems for the PoetryXHunger initiative, USA

Participated in a live poetry reading as part of Calgary’s Peoples’ Poetry Festival

Participated in the Seabeck Haiku Conference, USA and publication in the Mountains Anthology

Re-recording of Secrets, my poetry and voice and Jim Jackson’s composition and music for a compilation that will                  feature one piece for each of the seasons

Shared my poem A Child at Rest at the Global Lighthouse Studios fundraiser for the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya              (an initiative in the US)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

Presented a workshop (virtually) at the When Words Collide Writers Conference, entitled Poetic Dreamscapes

Participated in Cultivating Voices Live Poetry online in the Wild Card reading

Created video readings to share on the YouTube channel of poet Indran Amirthanayam:  Waiting (from the We Are                   One anthology), Six Feet (published in Pendemic Poetry) and Living Air 

Participated in an online fundraiser for poet Amit Dahiyabadshah, sharing my poem Living Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

Online Listening Party of This Might Help, the Calgary Poet Laureate project, reading Quarantaine / Forty Days

Online launch of Outlying Voices, the Parkland Poets Anthology, reading Mothers’ Hands

Publication of Mothering Through Pandemic, part of the (M)othering Anthology

 

June

Participated virtually in Words of Resilience, a Poet Laureate project in Canmore, Alberta, reading A Moment in Pandemic (from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta collection Pandemic Postcards) and Waiting (from the We Are One anthology)

Participated in the Loft112 project Cadavre Exquis

Host of online launch of Joanne Morcom’s haiku collection Big Blue Sky for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Participated in Haiku Canada’s online conference and publication in the collection Random Sampling

Participated in Loft112’s project Missing You Mondays

Participated in Cultivating Voices Online Poetry Anthropocene reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

Publication of Wild Sky in the Stroll of Poets Anthology

Release of The Indie YYC Two Beat, a collaboration with pianist Joseph Fernando, who paired a Debussy composition      (La fille aux cheveux de lin) with my poem I Find Myself (originally published by Tiny Seeds Journal in the US)

Publication of Inception in the WordCity Literary Journal Mothering Issue

Feature reader at Parkland Poets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

Publication of I Find Myself in the Parkland Poets’ Society Poem in Your Pocket initiative (originally published by The Tiny Seed Journal, US

Publication of Starry Starry Night in the Alexandra Writers’ Center Society Poetry Month celebration

Publication of my review of Carla Scarano’s collection of poetry Negotiating Caponata in Freefall Magazine

Publication of Enough in the PoetryXHunger online journal

Virtual launch of Vallum Literary Magazine, Quebec, with publication of Dreams of the Dead

Publication of This Might Help, with my poem Quarantaine / Forty Days in print and audio recording

Publication of tanka in GUSTS

Interviewed on-air by CJSW for National Poetry Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

Feature Reader for Haven at Home

Participated in a Poetic Nowruz, brought by Persian Radio, Ottawa The Finches from The Cowichan Series.

Publication of The Flypaper Motel in the WordCity Literary Journal

Publication of I Find Myself in the Tiny Seed Journal, USA

Participated in Cultivating Voices Online Poetry Women’s History Month reading

Editor of the Parkland Poets’ Society Poem in Your Pocket initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Participated in Cultivating Voices Online Poetry Open House reading

Participated in Cultivating Voices Online Poetry Poet Laureate Lovefest reading

Publication of Love is In the Air in the WordCity Literary Journal

Participated in Poetry in Union, spontaneous poetry for Valentine’s Day put on by The League of Canadian Poets

Publication of Whispers in Constellate Literary Journal in Birmingham, England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

Publication of tanka in Moonbathing Tanka Journal, USA

Publication of haiku and commentary in Ion Codrescu’s A Haiga Journey / The Wanderer Brush

Publication of No-One in My Family Has Died a Simple Death in Fresh Voices #21 and Poetry Pause

Publication of a review of my work (The Cowichan Series) by Carla Scarano in FreeFall Literary Magazine

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