Publication: The Walrus

April 10, 2019

Forgot to post this a long time ago. My Muppet poem at The Walrus.




Publication: Short Circuits

May 30, 2018

There’s a follow-up to the aphorism collection Short FlightsShort Circuits drops this spring with a wider definition of what constitutes an aphorism. Lots of good stuff in here, including myself, Richardson, Rankine, Simic, Hirshfield, Manguso, and others.


Article: Dungeons & Dragons

February 12, 2018

Here’s an article I wrote on parenting and Dungeons & Dragons. One of the more personal things I’ve ever written, but it’s doing well enough at The Walrus’s website that they decided to put a slightly shorter version into the April print issue. Hope you enjoy.














Residency: Memorial University

December 21, 2017

My partner Elisabeth de Mariaffi and I will share the post of Writer-in-Residence this winter at Memorial University’s department of English (January to the end of April). A great chance to engage with the community there.

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Review: James Geary

December 21, 2017

James Geary, who is probably the world’s most recognizable and popular expert on the aphorism, has posted a nice review of QUICK on his eponymous website. I had the opportunity to perform with Geary this spring at the first International Conference on the Aphorism in Hartford, CT.

“The idea and experience of epiphany is perhaps the best organizational principle through which to approach George’s work. His aphorisms are carefully distilled tinctures, administered with pinpoint accuracy and utmost efficacy across a wide range of issues and concerns, including the subject of epiphanies… Quick rewards readers with memorable insights and imagery, delivered with grace and precision.”


Residency: Landfall Trust

September 29, 2017

This fall I was the Landfall Trust Writer in Residence at beautiful Kent Cottage in Brigus, NL. It’s a gorgeous unique spot that you should visit if you ever get the chance. The cottage is off-grid and perched out away from town on the edge of cliff overlooking the bay. If you peer closely, you can spot it in this photo I took from a nearby hill.


Contest: Prairie Fire

August 24, 2017

I’m judging the Prairie Fire’s  Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Prize this year. You should send your poems! Guidelines and etc are here.