There was a lot to mourn in 2016, but it was an incredible year for me in many ways, so I want to take a moment to reflect. In February I was appointed Cultural Laureate of Fredericton. In July, Sherry and I celebrated 10 years or marriage. I worked hard on editing a special retrospective section of The Fiddlehead summer poetry issue on the career of Les Murray, and in October I read by invitation in New York City at the Bowery Poetry Club. And those are just the highlights. I’m looking forward to 2017, and I wish all my friends and family a very happy year filled with health and all good things!
(The pic is of Sonnet L’Abbé and I at the Bowery Club, NYC)