On saskatoons and the Park Hyatt

Sod and canola and saskatoon can sum up the bulk of my preoccupations in conspicuously complete ways. Continue reading On saskatoons and the Park Hyatt

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Alberta, Alberta

I hadn’t been home in seven months—the longest stretch in a while. (There were readings in Edmonton and Calgary—click the links for photos. There was also a family wedding.) And I was thirsty the whole time for the things of my home. There’s a huge amount of large-scale construction—earth-moving, road-building—in and around the place I … Continue reading Alberta, Alberta

A Settler Survey

On this, Settler Education’s publication day, I’d like to ask you non-indigenous Canadian sorts some questions. I’ve read some of the poems in this book in public, in Ontario, and I’ve found myself needing to first find out what audiences know about the stories and events told in this book, a good number of them … Continue reading A Settler Survey