Welcome It is Covid-19 era and life is unsettled and poetry can respond. Be safe. Be smart and write your responses. I am writing, editing and tryign to stay fit walking, gardening and savouring the less pressured pace. I do miss gathering to hear ppets and am trying to adjust to on-line meetings and events.
My current situation: I retired from the University of Victoria July 1 2016. In September, 2015 I became Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series in Victoria BC. It is an honour to have been entrusted with this role. We have(almost) completed, our 24th season of regular Friday night readings at Hillside Coffee & Tea and hope to begin Season 24 in September at Hillside Coffee & Tea. Planet Earth Poetry is heading into a year of celebration - 25 years is worth making a fuss about and we have planned a Poets' Caravan to visit a number of venues around the south Island (with funding from the CRD). We live in hope we can gatehr face-to-face again soon but in the meantime we are finding alternatives - a digital open mike, a Pandemic Poetry Contest and...more to come.
Voicing Suicide: An anthology of suicide poems that I edited with an afterword by Dr. Katrina Jaworski (Ekstasis Editions) will be out shortly. Over 60 poets from around the world are included.
My publications: black onion was published by Goldfinch Press and launched in December, 2012. A few prints copies are still available directly from me. Please contact me via email. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Girls' Dairy Project: Writing ourselves into being by Shannon McFerran and Daniel G. Scott is now available via the University of Victoria Bookstore print-on-demand service: http://www.uvicbookstore.ca/general/journals.php
and is also be available electronically via: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4482
terrains, published by Ekstasis Editions in 2014, is available from the publisher or me. This book is about inner and outer landscapes and journeys in them.
In 2015 I released a limited edition chapbook interrupted (Goldfinch Press) that is dedicated to Doreen Visser Kwak and explores two cancer journeys, mine and hers. It is also available from me.
Ekstasis Editions released gnarled love (2016). This collection of peoms is about love in all its complexity, challenges and beauty touching on friendships, lovers, families and life long relationships.
In 2016 I also published a chapbook entitled Street Signs (Goldfinch Press). It isa departure for me and a little more lighthearted fun inspired by a moment of reading a street sign while cycling and thinking that sign was a comment on life.
In 2018 Random Excess (Ekstasis Editions) came out. It is, as the title suggest a collection of a range of poems, includes two short memoire pieces and touches on many themes.
In December 2019 Aftertime (Ekstasis Editions) was released. The book explores one of my long standing interests - time and was written in response to retirement, aging and facing mortality. Available from the publisher or me.