Pathologies included in Canada’s 150 Best Books

Overdue updates and recent news.

Someone nominated Pathologies for this eclectic list of “Canada’s 150 Best Books.” Whoever you are, many thanks!

Voting is now on for the top 10. Make your selection by following the links. If my book is chosen, I’ll be presenting at a free event with the other authors this autumn, courtesy the Kingston WritersFest.

In other news, my essay “A Different River” has been longlisted for the Edna Staebler Essay Contest at the New Quarterly. 

My review of Clea Young’s terrific collection, Teardown, is available to read at The Malahat Review. I also have a poem in the summer issue, right next to Sadiqa de Meijer’s evocative, surprising short story called “City, Lake” — set in, you guessed it, Kingston.

Last fall and then again this spring, I taught several classes on creative process and on point of view and structure in creative nonfiction at the Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield. My students were a dedicated, eager, and talented group and I enjoyed working with them.

My essay, “White Matter,” first published in The Malahat Review, now appears in Best Canadian Essays, 2016. Thanks to the editors of both.

My essay, “Odd Jobs,” appears in the Bellingham Review. You can also read a “Contributor Spotlight” about it.

My poem, “What We Thought About the Chinese Mothers/ What the Chinese Mothers May Have Thought About Us,” which first appeared in Desperately Seeking Susans, is also anthologized in In Fine Form, 2nd Edition. Again, my thanks.


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