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Journal Archive: Popular Music in Poetry

I recently received a check from the Canadian magazine Grain, for my poem “My Back as Keystone,” before I received a copy of the issue where it ran. 414 more words


About Aboutness

One of my instructors in Professional Writing, Sophie Lees, taught me and the rest of her class the difference between what a story is “about” and what it’s “aboutness” is. 810 more words


Time to Flex Your Writing Brawn

Writers start writing clandestinely on scraps of paper, in tattered journals and in front of computer screens with daunting cursors daring you to come up with something to say. 438 more words


blockflöte clarabel

Lost 15: the blockflöte clarabel crust

everything i know she said putting the yogurt back in the fridge half-eaten my mom or my granny vox humana taught me in a moving morgue equipped with foresight, a crust of different thicknesses over the ooze, a vehicle; she was packing the touch of a moth. 836 more words

Writing contest deadlines 4 weeks away

The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 11th short story contest and it’s open to all Ontario residents. Stories can be of any genre but must be previously unpublished, and between 1,000 and 3,000 words. 205 more words

Writers' Events

The Mechanical Baby

My latest short story, “The Mechanical Baby,” is in the current issue of Grain Magazine.

The cover: bright orange and black tangerine baby. Lovely.


Mechanical Baby

I have a new short story forthcoming in the Fall issue of Grain Magazine, which is due out in late October. Very excited about this, about Grain.