Participated in the zoom reading for the 26th Annual Poetry Ink Anthology, part of Moonstone Poetry from Philadelphia. I read “Reflections on the Gap”, which is published in the anthology
Received the December 2022 issue of Fixed and Free Quarterly, which includes not only my poem “nine thirty” but also a glowing review of The Cowichan Series by Billy Brown
Recorded a feature set for Blaine Greenwood’s CKXU radio program, Not Your Mother’s Poetry
Received femmes de parole, a Quebec publication by Nancy R. Lange. Issue No. 3 contained a review of my poetry by Miranda Krogstad, my review of Lorna Crozier’s poetry, and two of my poems, “This Gossamer World” and “Votive Red” in their original form and translated into French
Attended and participated in Carla Scarano d’Antonio’s launch of her newest collection, Workwear. I read my poem “Grief”
Participated in the zoom reading for the Love in its Original Language Anthology for the Moonstone Poetry from Philadelphia. I read “Abracietto”, which is published in the anthology
My poem “I Dare to Dream” was published in Zimbabwe’s Sailor’s Review. This is the 15th country where my poetry has found a home. The poem was inspired partly by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s iconic speech, and in part by February, month of love
Participated in the online Virtual Global Open Mic reading out of India. Here is a link to the recording of that reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63AnbzTFC2c
My poem “the skating party” with accompanying visual went on display at an open-air exhibit in Calgary’s Rotary Park for The Edge of Winter. This a joint project organized by the Alexandra Writers’ Center Society, Calgary Arts, and the Crescent Heights Community. There was an ArtWalk and Poet Reading for this event on March 18
Invited to be a judge for the youth event, recitation of poetry in French for the Calgary finals, part of Les Voix de la Poésie
Cover reveal ... the haiku anthology Poetry from the Edge, from last year's haiku conference put on by Haiku Down Under, in Australia and New Zealand, will be mailed out soon! I presented a session on Concertina Haiku-Photo pairings, and submitted a poem to this anthology
Invited to read a set of poetry for the launch of Bob Canuel’s latest collection of poetry
The latest issue of the Fixed and Free Quarterly Arrived, and I am thrilled to see my poems inside this beautiful cover, taking space with so much phenomenal poetry! My pieces are Bereft and Unity.
Invited to be a feature poet for the March edition of Fixed and Free online poetry; three of my poems will be included in the upcoming Anthology. I enjoyed going through diverse anthologies and collections, choosing the pieces to share. Bottomless gratitude to Billy Brown and Fixed and Free for the opportunities and the warm embrace.
Participated in the online launch with my reading of Sometimes a Poem (the long version) as part of Moonstone Publishing's celebration of World Poetry Day (Philadelphia). The shorter version of this poem will be published in the corresponding anthology; the longer version was submitted to and will be published by Fixed and Free Anthology (New Mexico)
Invited to participate in an online reading presented by "femmes de parole", sharing the three Ukrainian poems which I translated from French into English as well as the two piece published in their edition No 3
This year, Parkland Poetry will post a bouquet of poetry once a week in honour of National Poetry Month. It is an honour to serve on the committee to bring these poems together.
Invited to participate in the National Finals for the youth events, Poetry in Voice / Les Voix de la Poesie
Will be a panelist and presenter for When Words Collide
Will be a presenter for The Wine Country Writers’ Festival in Penticton