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Teacher and Poet

Ink and Ink and Flesh and Length, my collection of 100-word prose poems, was shortlisted for the 2019 Sexton Prize for Poetry.

Precision of image, narrative, and language are my foci.  My work has won Canada Council Arts Grants and Eisner Prizes among other honors.  Six Months Rent (Black Moss Press), Pregnant Poems (Black Moss Press), Into the Peculiar Dark (Mercury Press & bpNichol Foundation), and The Exit Show (Palimpsest Press) are my full-length published poetry books. when the light of any action ceases (Finishing Line Press) is my recent poetry chapbook. I completed interdisciplinary American Literature and Culture doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, and have taught writing all over Northern California.

A May 2017 interview in Night Music Journal is here.

I am at LinkedIn here and Facebook here.

Photo by Misha Bruk.