Interesting new web magazine Canadian Poetries has published two of the more obscure poems from my latest book Whiteout. It’s a really well-done site with lots of great poetry and text about poetry. Check it out.
We’re finally here, launching Whiteout in my old hometown. Everyone and their friends welcome. Come help me (and the other ECW spring authors) celebrate!
What: ECW Spring Launch Party
Where: The Sister (1554 Queen Street West, Toronto)
When: Monday, May 14, 7pm
Who: Readings by:
- David Balzer, author of Contrivances
- Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday
- Joey Comeau, author of The Complete Lockpick Pornography
- Sky Gilbert, author of Come Back
- George Murray, author of Whiteout
I’ve finally scheduled a St. John’s launch for my new book, Whiteout. Info all below. Hope to see you there, and to find you brought some friends with you.
Here’s the Facebook event for the page. Feel free to invite your St. John’s people or visiting folk to it.
My forthcoming book, Whiteout, is finally at the printer. See the full cover below, and pre-order the book at one of the links to the right. Hope you like it!
Back at the turn of the century (!!!), I was the poetry editor for the Literary Review of Canada and, now that they’re celebrating their 20th year of publication, they’ve asked their former editors for contributions to a special anniversary issue. One of the poems from my upcoming book, Whiteout, is now on the stands. Also appearing this month, are three poems each in Event and The Fiddlehead.
My upcoming book for spring 2012, Whiteout, is now available for (WAY in advance) pre-order at a variety of e-retailers. I sometimes like to order books ahead of time, then forget that I ordered them, and then find myself pleasantly surprised when they arrive, apparently unbidden!
I link to the amazons over in the side bar to the right, but mostly because it’s just easy and many readers already have accounts there, making ordering a cinch. But like many authors, I feel a certain solidarity with small booksellers, and I’d prefer that you buy my books somewhere local and independent, if you can. If not, you can always order straight from my publishers (ECW for this book and Glimpse, but Nightwood and M&S/Random House before that). So, please find below a bunch of options for ordering online:
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.