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Category: Poetry

Introducing the Vaughan Poetry Map

Vaughan Public Libraries has created a new way to explore the city through poetry, in celebration of National Poetry Month and the City of Vaughan‘s 25th Anniversary. Introducing the Vaughan Poetry Map! I’m very proud to have been a part of its creation, as a member of the editorial panel and as a contributor. Click on the green circle below Boyd Conservation Area to read my poems, “Waltz” and “Dear Brother”.

Enjoy all of the wonderful work! Click HERE to access the map.

poetry map

Twilight on Ice (Visual Poem)

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frozen citrus twilight tinged City’s fading sight;

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sleeping willow tendrils wrap around me in this hourglass, this naked January

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I promised a dance to Winter

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and I remember that the river // though cold, continues to flow, to breathe beneath the ice

To view the full Steller flipbook, click here.

Frozen citrus twilight
tinged City’s fading sight;
sleeping willow tendrils wrap around me in
this hourglass,
this naked January

I promised a dance to Winter

and I remember
that the river, though cold,
continues
to flow, to breathe
beneath the ice

Issue 10: Surrealism

I’m honoured to be featured in FEMMELDEHYDE’s beautiful new creation, Issue 10: Surrealism, along with other wonderful Toronto writers and photographers. Read the entire issue at www.femmeldehyde.com.

“We danced in silver moonlight as the skies shed a single star in melancholic ecstasy”

Click here or on the picture below to read my short piece, Sanctuary of Lovers, the title of which is taken from this poem:

Do you know, knower, what the night is?
It is the sanctuary of lovers.
On this glorious night
I am drunk with the moon.
The moon has fallen in love
and the night has gone mad.
– Rumi, Gardens of the Beloved

Sanctuary