Archive for the ‘Audio’ Category


Interview: The Next Chapter

October 20, 2014

Here’s me talking to Shelagh Rogers about my position as Poet Laureate of St. John’s. The interview was recorded in late¬†summer¬†at the Writers at Woody Point festival in Western Newfoundland. Shelagh’s long been a supporter of my work, and I respect her immensely. Listen at this link (I am the last five minutes or so of the show.)



Audio: Interview at 49th Shelf

May 23, 2012

Here’s me talking with Julie Wilson of 49th Shelf about my new book Whiteout. Julie and I have known each other for years, having run the two biggest book blogs in Canada, but this is the first time we’re on tape together. THAT WE KNOW OF…


Interview: CBC Weekend Arts Magazine

April 3, 2012

Here’s me talking about Whiteout on the CBC Weekend Arts Magazine. The St. John’s launch for Whiteout is tomorrow night at the Ship!



Events: Spring readings from Whiteout

March 30, 2012

Whiteout and I have a bunch of appearances coming up in the next few months. Hope you can make it out to one or two.

  • Weekend Arts Magazine, CBC Radio 1, Sunday, April 1, 8:30am
  • St. John’s Launch, The Ship, Tuesday, April 3, 7:30pm
  • Plan 99 Reading Series, Ottawa at The Manx, April 14, 5:00pm
  • Toronto Launch, TBA, Monday, May 14, 8:00pm
  • Waterloo Ontario, Starlight Social Club, Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm
  • Pivot Readings Series, Toronto at the Press Club, Wednesday, June 27, 8:00pm

Would love to see you there. If you can’t make it, but can send your friends in the city where the event is, I’d much appreciate it!


Audio: CBC Weekend Arts Magazine

March 29, 2012

I’ll be appearing on CBC’s Weekend Arts Magazine on Sunday, April 1, the launch date for Whiteout (and a day for fools), at 8:30am (ouch), to talk about my new book with host Mack Furlong. Tune in and let me know what you think!


Audio: The Once

November 15, 2011

Here’s a bit I did on CBC with The Once, the Newfoundland folk band that turned a poem from my upcoming book, Whiteout, into an incredible song. The interview ran on (Canadian) Thanksgiving Day, and contains two fulls songs from their album, including the one I had a hand in, “Song for Memory”. Hope you like it!




News: Poem Adapted to Song

October 4, 2011

One of the poems I have in my upcoming collection, Whiteout, has just been released as a song on the new album of folk group The Once. It’s called “Song for Memory,” and I originally published it in The New Welsh Review. It was a great process working with the band to craft it into a song and I’m very pleased, in part because I was already a fan of the band before they asked me to participate. Who knew rock stars read poetry?!

You can listen to and order the album here, at their record label’s (Borealis/Universal) site. My song is the last in the list. In fact, the album is called “Row Upon Row of the People They Know”, which is the refrain from the song itself.


Radio: CBC’s The Next Chapter

May 23, 2011

I’ll be on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter today with Shelagh Rogers, talking about Glimpse. I imagine this is the last bit of publicity the book will get, but what a great way to go. Please tune in at 1pm EST to listen!


Interview: CBC’s Weekend Arts Magazine

May 4, 2011

Here’s the nominees for the EJ Pratt Poetry Prize (Patrick Warner, Tom Dawe, and me) talking about poetry on CBC last weekend. Three good books, though my money is on Tom Dawe to win.


Reading: Video of Toronto Reading

November 29, 2010

The good folks at ECW apparently recorded and posted video of our readings at the ECW Fall Lit Party on November 18. If I’d known I was being taped, I’d have likely been more professional. See below.