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Join me for a series of events coming up in Calgary and Banff — it would be lovely to chat poetry and celebrate the launch of Surface Tension with you all!

October 6, 7:00pm: Wordfest Calgary: Celebrating Calgary: Laureate-A-Rama with Wakefield Brewster, Kris Demeanor, Micheline Maylor, Natalie Meisner & Sheri-D Wilson, and hosted by Calgary’s former mayor Naheed Nenshi.

October 19, 7:30pm: Giller Prize Between the Pages Calgary, join me as I host a conversation with the Giller Prize shortlisted authors in celebration of their books.

October 27, 7:00pm: Surface Tension Launch. Join me at Calgary’s Shelf Life Books as we celebrate the launch of Surface Tension, new from Coach House Books

October 29, 2:00pm: Bookbinding Workshop. Banff’s Public Library will be hosting an afternoon learning how to sew three different types of books. This small workshop will fill up quick, only 10 spots available!

Surface Tension has been recently reviewed! Once by rob mclennan on his blog, and once by Michael Greenstein at The Miramichi Reader... thank you rob and Michael for taking the time to be such engaged readers of my new book!

Thrilled to see SURFACE TENSION (new from Coach House Books) on CBC’s “27 Canadian Books we can’t wait to read in September

Friends in Toronto! Please join me at Coach House Books SEPT 23 at 5pm to help celebrate the publication of SURFACE TENSION! The event will be in Coach House’s lovely courtyard, please CLICK HERE to register…

from “CANADA MODERN” (a work in progress)

Leiria, Portugal’s Paper View Books, as run by the tireless Sal Nunchakov, has just offered some photos of the printing and binding of CATALOGUE SAISONEE!
Published in a limited edition of 50 copies — each featuring hand-binding, full-colour, transparencies, overlaid pages, translations and more over 180 pages — CATALOGUE SAISONEE is a loving overview of 25 years of my poetic practice. Presented in a loving and lavish edition, CATALOGUE SAISONEE is available direct from Paper View Books for 34€ + postage. They’ll go fast, order your copy today by emailing Sal Nunchakov at info@paperviewbooks.pt …

Fascinating to see how my “Translating Translating Apollinaire” poem evolves and reflects its environment — thanks to Chris Turnbull’s placing it along a stone boundary wall in a wooded area at the AgroForestry Centre in North Grenville, Ontario.

Watch three short videos as SURFACE TENSION is constructed by Phil Bardach at Coach House Books. These videos feature the gluing and trimming process and by the end – LOOK! – it’s a book! I’m so thrilled that SURFACE TENSION is coming into the world, deepest thanks to the entire team at Coach House. Please, order your copy today!

Digital artist “Elephant Zebra” has taken inspiration from several of my online works to create a series of eye-popping, brain-melting, remixes — have a look!