PhD Comparative Literature (ABD), University of Montreal
MA Creative Writing, Concordia University (Montreal)
BA Creative Writing and English Literature, Concordia University (Montreal)
As a writer and teacher of writing, I'm oriented to writing that challenges what we already know and practice and this extends to experiments that translate literature across media and languages. In the classroom, I'm committed to teaching the craft of writing and the history and philosophy of poetry. I'm also committed to giving my students insight into how literature circulates in the world. I've written several books of poetry, edited a literary magazine, run a chapbook press, served on arts council juries and juries for literary prizes. My experience has taught me that writing happens in the world, but I also know that the classroom workshop is a rare and unique experience. The type of feedback - the quality and the breadth of engagement - that one receives when they share their work in the workshop environment is something few writers take for granted. My writing workshops strive to offer students an opportunity to make the most of this experience.Courses Taught:
Intro Poetry (LLSW 2030)
Beyond the Beats: New York School of Poets (LNGC 1405)
Here in There (2014)
Coit. (Translation of Coït by Chantal Neveu) (2012).
The Rose Concordance (2009)
SELECTED JOURNALS & ANTHOLOGIES:
My poetry has also been published or collected in the following publications: The Lana Turner Journal, I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press, 2012), The Volta, New American Writing, The Capilano Review, Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies, Revista Sincope, Action Yes!, Open Text: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century, Poetry Wales, Jacket, among others.
Association of Writing Programs