A Few Significant Milestones

2013 marks a few significant milestones for me. Ten years ago on June 4 I received my MA (English) from UNB. I framed the poster that announced my defence, which still hangs above my desk. The name of my thesis was “Brash Postcards from the Wilderness: Don McKay’s Ecopoetry.” The other significant milestone that 2013 […]

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Thinking of Spring

Well, more precisely, the spring book season. I’ve just finished copyediting the second of two Goose Lane spring poetry releases under the Ice House imprint: Carmelita McGrath’s Escape Velocity and Adrienne Barrett’s The House is Still Standing. As associate poetry editor and member of the acquisitions board, I’ve seen the two manuscripts months and months […]

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Happy New Year

Well, another year is wrapping up, and as I reflect on 2012, I’m pretty amazed at how much I’ve accomplished — was it really only a year? I became gainfully employed, learned new skills, grew professionally and personally, and entered the rough and tumble world of politics as a city council candidate. It was a […]

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Thanksgiving Weekend

I’ve travelled up to the north shore of New Brunswick to visit family, and today climbed Dalhousie mountain with my wife and son. It was a beautiful day, and the fall colours were spectacular.

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Coming Soon from Icehouse Poetry Books

Did you hear about the new poetry imprint from Goose Lane Editions? The editors of this series are Ross Leckie, Katia Grubisic, David Seymour, James Langer, and me. The first two books are due out this fall, which means very numberswiki.com soon! I’m very excited to get my hands on copies of Patrick Warner’s Perfection […]

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Happy New Brunswick Day 2012!

I feel very fortunate to live in a beautiful province. From our mighty rivers teeming with salmon to our ocean vistas, from our old growth forests to our smart, sustainable cities, New Brunswick is a special place with kind and creative people, and loads of potential. But as much as I love New Brunswick, as […]

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A Publication

No sooner had I began blogging again, I receive word that I’m going to have a poem in The Malahat Review’s special East Coast issue coming this Fall. I haven’t had a poem accepted in what feels like years, so this was very welcome news. I feel as though my writing is gaining some momentum, […]

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Turning 37

Today is my birthday. Ten years ago I hadn’t met my wife yet, definitely wasn’t a father, had only literary ambition instead of numerous publications, and was still a student and penniless, I’ve come a long way. Though I am not a whole lot richer monetarily, I sure am richer when it comes to everything […]

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I’m Running for City Council in Fredericton’s Ward 6!

If you’re looking for information about my campaign for city council, please click here. You’ll find my platform, links to interviews and photos, and much more! If you live in Ward 6, I hope I can count on your support on May 14, 2012. The polls: Advance polls: Saturday, May 5 and Monday, May 7, […]

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