selected essays online,

[Rose, visiting me in my office]

Proper Tales Press 40th anniversary essay (September 2019) :

Power of Poetry, for The Poetry Question (June 2019) :

the opposite of silence, for Chelene Knight's #LearnWritingEssentials

my (small press) writing day :

my Open Book columns (up to April 2017) :

On Attention, for The Malahat Review :

On Reviewing, for CWILA :

my commentaries, at Jacket2 (Jan-March 2015) :

[at my desk with infant Rose]

World's End: Alta Vista, for Atticus Review :

on Fred Wah's So Far (Talonbooks, 1991), for Brick Books :

Life Is Too Short For A Long Story, for Numéro Cinq :

A review of Sarah Gridley's Loom, Jacket2 :

my review of 70 Canadian Poets, Fifth Edition, for Cordite Poetry Review :

author's note, at matchbook lit :

Anticipating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Rain Taxi :

Changing on the Fly: The Best Lyric Poems of George Bowering, Jacket2 :

Love, Anne Carson: a fictional essay in the wrong order, seventeen seconds :

[at my desk, with Aoife]

rob mclennan on Elizabeth Smart, for Literary Mothers :

Where Do You Write, My Lovely? :


A brief note on (reading, writing) short fiction :

Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1960-1970 :

The Capilano Review blog posts: collaborating with Lea Graham : Sylvia Legris : Robert Hogg : Roy Kiyooka's Pacific Windows :

Notes on Five Canadian Small (micro) Publishers, Cordite Review :

Some notes on Lisa Jarnot's 'Sea Lyrics,' Jacket2 :

Letter to Norma Cole (some notes on the prose poem) :

How to love everything: thoughts on rereading Sarah Manguso, Moira :



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