west end blues

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Poetry

As part of this year’s Edmonton Poetry Festival, Words with Friends put on an event called Tour de YEG. 5 diverse poets who call ... [ more » ]


Posted on March 11, 2015 in Poetry

At the end of 2014, a very close friend of mine lost her son to suicide. Both this young man and the rest of ... [ more » ]

suicide girl

Posted on April 26, 2014 in Poetry

heads up with Death she was in it to win entirely prepared to push all in she’d been cheated before at this table on ... [ more » ]

winter driving

Posted on January 21, 2014 in Poetry

we’re no good at just a little bit of snow we do massive windrows piled five feet high on the side of the road ... [ more » ]

board member

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Poetry

It’s an honour to tell you all that I have joined the Board of Directors for Edmonton Poetry Festival. A spot on the Board ... [ more » ]

cleaning day

Posted on June 9, 2013 in Poetry

I wrote this piece for this year’s WordCrawl event. I wanted to do something a little bit lighter-hearted, but still speaking from an honest ... [ more » ]

Cafe Readings

Posted on April 28, 2013 in Poetry

I had an amazing time reading from my book at Edmonton Poetry Festival’s Cafe Reading series for local poets, which always closes the festival ... [ more » ]

the houses of saints (part one)

Posted on April 26, 2013 in Poetry

Words with Friends organized a collaborative exhibition of visual art and poetry called Symbiotica for Edmonton Poetry Festival. The project saw 20 local poets ... [ more » ]

reflections on confessional writing and teen angst

Posted on February 14, 2013 in Poetry

I co-founded a reading series called Words with Friends. My co-founder is Jason Norman. Recently, we invited anyone interested in sharing the best of ... [ more » ]


Posted on July 11, 2012 in Poetry

hello, old friend you crazy shining diamond you tripping king of Neverland you salt-encrusted speck of sand who washed ashore cleansed of everything you were when i adored you a new ... [ more » ]

six hundred days

Posted on July 11, 2012 in Poetry

always blood runs thicker than water and mine for six hundred days thick as chilled molasses stuck damn near solid in cluttered veins exhausted thick as crusty mascara dribbling down faded showgirls' faces who ... [ more » ]

four letter word

Posted on May 13, 2012 in Poetry

Another piece I read at WordCrawl, though this is an older one that is in the book. [ more » ]