Lovely review of Letter from Brooklyn on poet Catherine Owen’s blog OCD Crow.






In a matter of days I will be holding a copy of my second full length poetry collection, Letter from Brooklyn (ECW Press), in my hands.


The official launch is April 11, 6-8 pm, at No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College Street (Toronto) with special guests Dawna Rae Hicks, Rocco de Giacomo, Sarah Pinder and Robert Priest.



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I also have a couple of pre-launch readings coming up:

Thursday, March 14, 8 pm:

Interplay: Poets Inspire Musicians:

Myself, Roger Greenwald, Sheniz Janmohamed, (poetry)
Kousha Nakhaei (violin improv)
Casey Sokol (piano improv)
($10, $5 for students)

at Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue (Toronto)


Thursday, March 28th, 8 pm:

Rochdale Rhymes Reading Series:

I will be reading with James Dewar and Carla Hartsfield

Regal Beagle, 335 Bloor Street West (Toronto)









Thanks to Michael Bryson at TDR for his interest in my course and my thoughts on writing and teaching about grief.


You can read the interview in its entirety here






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The Bereavement Ontario Network (BON) kindly asked me to contribute an article on grief writing to their January newsletter. You can read it here: January Newsletter 2013 (1)





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It’s been six years since my first book, More to Keep us Warm (ECW Press) was published. This upcoming collection, Letter from Brooklyn, takes up some similar ‘themes’ of grief, loss, identity, but with a deeper focus on what I would call my radical-Jewish American heritage. Through the medium of poetry, I explore how politics and history shape personal relationships, and vice versa. There is also a ‘prairie poem’ and a poem ‘about’ auto-tune internet mimes, so, it’s a fairly diverse collection too.