And Now Coordinator
I’m excited to serve as Coordinator of Concordia’s Creative Writing Program for the 2020-21 academic year. My writing and teaching have long reflected my interest in innovative texts and dynamic, embodied, and sustainable writing practices. My recent book, My Ariel, interrogates gendered power dynamics in literary circles and their impact on creative women’s lives, and my current SSHRC funded research creation…
Thanks, Lambda, Wave to David & AWP
Waving to my friend David Groff, who was the one to tell me Lemon Hound won the Lambda back in 2007, and is here again, just sending me this photo from AWP, as I was writing this post with the news that My Ariel is also up for a Lambda. I have been nominated a…
Amazing Times, #metoo and beyond
I am no longer on social media of any kind, but I manage to keep up thanks to a fabulous network of women texting and emailing. Loved the smart piece from Zoe Whittall which you can find here: http://web.archive.org/web/20180205201323/https://thewalrus.ca/canlit-has-a-sexual-harassment-problem/ come on Walrus, do your job. Get it back online. Also, Catharine A. MacKinnon in the New…
LISTEN TO THE STUDENTS
I stand with the students. Support them. Support change. Demand accountability: “Concordia isn’t an aberration; it’s the norm,” Ms. Maxymiw tweeted. “Women in the writing world have known stuff like this for years. Our lives are obstacle courses. But I stand in solidarity with these women coming forward in canlit. #metoo, finally.” When asked if…
New York, I’ll be reading from My Ariel October 24 at Poet’s House. Come out if you can. Would love to see you all!
MxT wins ReLit
I can’t believe I didn’t post this–it was amazing news. I’m totally chuffed. Thanks to the judges, and to Kenneth J. Harvey for founding the prize. The company is stellar.