Advent Eve Offering

A beautiful poem, written and spoken by beloved peace worker Carolyn Pogue. Galaxy image from pixabay.com

Humane Launch Video

226 people from around the world signed up to join the November 7th extravaganza that saw Stonehouse Publishing launch 5 new novels. I was beyond thrilled to be asked to read 5th of 5, to ‘close the show’ in theatre parlance. In the event, slightly under 200 people tuned in. And what a fine time…

Invitation to the World

Dear friends around the world; the one good thing about launching online is that you can join in, for free, online wherever you’re online. You can order my novel for $20CAD + shipping; you can order all 5 of the novels Stonehouse is launching tomorrow. Or you can just drop in and enjoy – we’ll…

Lemons

When life hands you lemons, praisethe lemon tree, bless the water, blessthe bees, thank the sun, revere the soilbreathe deeply of this, glory passedfrom hand to hand. O raise your voice in joyous salutationfor the seasons in rotation, spiralingseed to shoot to bloom to fruit, each treea true verse of the One Song, dancewith lemons,…

Polyglot Indigenous Languages Litfest Launch

Here’s your link to a free event honouring The Polyglot Magazine’s INdigenous Languages Double Issue, featuring text and images from an array of talented folks living our inheritance as Indigenous Artists.

Humane Launch Invitation

This is it! We’re launching online, which means you can join us from anywhere in the world. I am blessed to have my first novel come out in company with excellent fellow writers Elizabeth Bales Frank, Robin Van Eck, Sabrina Uswak and Karin Goble, under the auspices of Stonehouse Publishing. A friend of the publisher,…

Patio Song

from my patio i watch cranes and/or snow geese rehearse overhead. lower down, sparrows on manoeuvres, the odd chickadee. small engine plane finds its level up there somewhere. it’s all one the song, the sky bright strata. earthbound, i celebrate this spring’s exuberance, building by hand and eye a brickwork patio big enough to lay…

Beyond the Foodcourt

Come October, Alberta Litfest will host the launch of Beyond the Foodcourt, a wonderful new anthology from Laberinto Press, a bold new venture dedicated to publishing work that features writers from what are often considered ‘minority language’ backgrounds – that is to say, representing the plurality of cultures that make Canada an amazing microcosm of…

Beginning and Beginning and Beginning

Originally posted on Prairiepomes:
? Today, they took the statue down in Kjipuktuk, or Halifax town in Mi’kmaki, mapped as Nova Scotia along the stormy Atlantic Ocean ? Where did it begin? This need to raise up monuments to men who call for deaths of other men and women and children and ways and lay a…

Legend…

Every town has its legends. Back in 2017, The Yards published a little article I wrote about one.   Image by Janka00Simka0 on the legendary pixabay.com

ARC!

What a thrill to hold an Advance Reading Copy of my first novel. What a thrill as well, to have such great advance feedback from amazing writers: A riotous mystery set in a mystical city, Humane takes us on a mind-bending journey through Indigenous culture to find love and justice in places we never thought…

My Mother’s Ghost Knits a Scarf of Chain

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
? My Mother’s Ghost Knits a Scarf of Chain When I look up rust scabs flutter from your clicking needles, subsuming even the brightest link in this moon-drenched room. Communion’s possibility perished in that wicker basket, and we hold close our secrets, looped within circles, joined in these…