Poem Wins First Prize in Room Magazine

I am honoured to receive First Place for my poetry in Room‘s 2015 Fiction and Poetry Contest. Room Magazine is Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women. Published quarterly by the West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society, Room showcases fiction, poetry, reviews, art work, interviews and profiles about the female experience. Read the poem here.    Judge Jen Currin’s Comments: “Stephanie McKenzie’s ‘Cut from the Guyana Journals’… Read more →

Two Toronto Events

Two Toronto Events: The Right Reverend Mark MacDonald’s Workshop and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia I was fortunate enough to take in two wonderful events recently in Toronto: Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald’s pre-convocation workshop/talk “Truth and Reconciliation: Focusing on the Horizon,” held at Knox College, Toronto, May 13, and… Read more →

Interview with Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Her first book, Traplines, a collection of short stories, won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998. Monkey Beach, her first novel, was shortlisted for both The Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for… Read more →

Restorative Justice, Silence and Writing: Interview with Sue Goyette

Sue Goyette has published four collections of poetry, The True Names of Birds, Undone, Outskirts, and Ocean (the latter made the Canadian short list for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize in 2014) and a novel, Lures. Goyette has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize and the Bliss Carman Award;… Read more →

Interview with Curator Jan Ross

Jan Ross is a pioneer in the Province of British Columbia, taking on the development and management of an historic site as private entrepreneur. Her success at Emily Carr National and Provincial Historic Site as Resident Curator and Site Manager is now recognized nationally and beyond as an example of this innovative site-management approach. During the last 19 years, Ross… Read more →

Carr and Van Gogh

People Recognize Carr as Canada’s Van Gogh! Comments Surrounding Carr’s First UK Exhibition Watching the CBC national news the other night, I was delighted to see coverage of Carr’s first UK exhibition, which opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, England on November 1. “From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia,” curated by Canadian art… Read more →

Interview with Writer and Traveler Dennis Denisoff

About Dennis Denisoff: Dennis grew up in the West Kootenay area of British Columbia and studied creative writing at the now defunct David Thompson University Centre in Nelson with Margaret Hollingsworth, David McFadden, Fred Wah, and Tom Wayman. Here he also studied with George Bowering, Nicole Brossard, and Audrey Thomas, and had the honour of bp Nichol spitting Alpha-bits in his… Read more →

Interview with poet Douglas Walbourne-Gough

Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet, editor and arts administrator living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He has twice won and once adjudicated the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award’s senior poetry category; been published by CV2, Newfoundland Quarterly and QWERTY; awarded two NLAC professional project grants; been twice invited to read at the March Hare; given public readings in Corner… Read more →