Publications

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Fiction and Poetry

“Highfield Street.” Taddle Creek, Summer 2019, pp. 54-56.

Highfield Street

“Plain English,” excerpt from “Seen and Overhead.” Geist, 110, Fall 2018.

“Seen and Overheard: a Year on the Bus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” New Limestone Review, 2018.

Seen & Overheard: A Year on the Bus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

”Drenched.” Writing Menopause. Ianna Publications, 2017, pp. 137-140.

“The Southwest Rapist.” Can’t Lit: Fearless Fiction. ECW P, 2009, pp. 50-56.

“Midnight Madness.” Matrix. 78, Fall 2007, pp. 54-57.

“Chained for Life.” Taddle Creek, Summer 2006, pp. 32-35.

Chained for Life

“The Southwest Rapist.” Broken Pencil 28, 2005, pp. 76-78.

The Southwest Rapist

“Siamese Twins to Wed Escape Artist.” The Fiddlehead. 225, Fall 2005, p. 94.

“Abscondini Enters My Side.” The Fiddlehead 225, Fall 2005, p. 95.

“Autosite-Parasite.” Third Floor Lounge: Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts. littlefishcart press, 2004, p. 64.

“Clowns.” Third Floor Lounge, littlefishcart press, 2004, p. 65.

“Despite the Sun.” Third Floor Lounge, littlefishcart press, 2004, p. 67.

“Step Right Up.” Third Floor Lounge, littlefishcart press, 2004, p. 66.

“blue snails.” Antigonish Review 121, 2000, p. 68.

“i enter.” Contemporary Verse 2, 17.2, 1994, p. 58.

“The Bisexual Problem.” Fireweed 37, Winter 1993, p. 65.

Edited Book

Edited with Leela Acharya, Nancy Chater, Dionne Falconer, Sharon Lewis and Susan Nosov. Plural Desires: Writing Bisexual Women’s Realities. Sister Vision P, 1995.

Includes “Introduction: More Than Two Sides to Our Story” (co-written with Leela Acharya, Nancy Chater and Susan Nosov, ix-xv), “The Bisexual Problem” (10), “Living a Bisexual Life: an Interview with Susan Arenburg” (92-96), and “The Bisexual Anthology Collective: Towards a Feminist Bisexual Politic” (Interview with the Editorial Collective, edited by Nancy Chater and Ravida Din, 210-225).

Art Writing

Catalogues

“Evocative Threshold’s: Edith Dakovic’s Mer-made Products/Seuils évocateur: les Mer

made Products d’Edith Dakovic.” Gatineau, Quebec: Centre d’artistes AXENÉ07, 2007.

Magazine Articles

“Creative Shape Shifters: AmoebaCorp’s Mike Keller and Mikey Richardson.” Sketch: The Magazine of OCAD University, Winter 2011, pp. 18-19.

“Vanessa Harden: Covert Gardening and Interspecies Collaboration.” Sketch, Winter 2011, pp. 22-23.

“A Mindset of Openness: An Interview With Jane Ngobia.” Sketch, Spring 2010, p. 5.

“Play as Work: New Hires at OCAD University.” Sketch, Spring 2010, pp. 6-7.

“The Multiversity: Internationalization at OCAD University.” Sketch, Spring 2010, p. 4.

“A Creative Solution: Matching Funds for Student Bursaries.” Sketch, W. 2010, pp. 8-9.

“OCAD’s International Connections: B. Lynn Milgram’s Distinguished Researcher Award.” Sketch, Winter 2010, pp. 14-15.

“Joe Shouldice: From Rotten Bananas to 250,000 Pennies.” Sketch, W. 2010, pp. 22-23.

“Creating Community: Continuing Studies for Art and Design Professionals.” Sketch, Spring 2009, p. 4.

“Kevin Lockau Wins the 2009 Saidye Bronfman Award.” Sketch, Sp. 2009, p. 20.

“Elephants and Robotic Chairs: Matt Donovan’s Intuitive Fabrications.” Sketch, Spring 2009, pp. 22-23.

“From Architects to Best Boys: Graduate Students at OCAD.” Sketch, Winter 2009, 14-16.

“The Aesthetic is the Interaction: Gorbet Design. Sketch, Winter 2009, pp. 22-23.

“Investing in the Digital Future.” Sketch, Spring 2008, p. 4.

“Mapping Diversity at OCAD’s Professional Gallery.” Sketch, Spring 2008, p. 5.

“Designers Needed for Brain Implants: Health Care and Design in the 21st Century.” Sketch, Spring 2008, pp. 7-9.

“Designers Database of Head Shapes.” Sketch, Spring 2008, pp.16-17.

“OCAD’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.” Sketch, Fall 2007, p. 5.

“The Changing Face of Curating: Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD.” Sketch, Fall 2007, pp. 8-11.

“Edith Dakovic: Sculpting a Second Skin.” Sketch, Fall 2007, pp. 22-23.

“Alumni Notes: Andres Pang’s Sound Installation; Keesic Douglas Receives Award;

Michael Snow Mocca Award; Ken Danby; Superplastic; Tsimshian Collection.” Sketch, Fall 2007, pp.18-21.

“Interactive Convergence: OCAD’s Mobile Media Lab.” Sketch, Spring 2007, pp. 12-15.

Integrating Art, Design and Technology: Judith Doyle and Job Rutgers.” Sketch, Fall 2006, pp. 12-15.

“Synergy and Skills: Interdisciplinary Work at OCAD.” Sketch, Spring 2006, pp. 13-15.

“Innovative Risk Taking: Research at OCAD.” Sketch, Fall 2005, pp. 10-11.

“Closing the ‘Imagination Gap: The Beal Centre for Strategic Creativity.” Sketch, Fall 2005, p. 12.

 Visiting Artist / Invited Lectures

Guest Instructor. ENGL 191: Creative Writing, Professor Anne Stone, Capilano University, Jan. 30; Feb. 1, 2013.

Visiting Artist. Long Poem: Trapeze, Creative Writing I, Professor Lillian Allen. OCAD U, Nov 24, 2002.

Visiting Artist. Long Poem; Trapeze, Creative Writing II, Professor Lillian Allen. OCAD U, Feb 7, 2002.

Literary Readings

“Drenched.” Readings: Writing Menopause, VPLibrary, Mar. 29, 2018.

“To a Teen from a Teen.” Grow Ups Read, Vancouver, June 3, 2014.

Poetry Reading. Rogue Wave, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Sept. 11. 2010.

Poetry Reading. All Caps Festival, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Aug. 7, 2010.

Reader/Emcee. Artists’ Week, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Nov. 8, 2010.

“Diary.” Grow Ups Read Things They Wrote When They Were Kids, Gladstone Hotel, April 1, 2008.

Poetry Reading. Draft Reading Series. Blue Moon Café, November 19, 2008.

“Midnight Madness.” Banff Reading Series. The Banff Centre for the Arts, May 15, 2008.

“Chained for Life.” Taddle Creek Launch, Summer 2006.

Fiction Reading. Word on the Street, September 25, 2005.

Poetry Reading. OCAD University Reading Series, October 23, 2004.

“Trapeze.” Banff Reading Series. Rolston Hall, The Banff Centre for the Arts, May 27, 2004.

WRITING GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020 Professional Development Grant, Access Copyright Foundation.

2013    Residency, Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2012    Works in Progress Grant, Ontario Arts Council.

2012    Grants to Professional Writers, Toronto Arts Council

2012    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; Descant.

2011    Residency, Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2011    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; Second Story Press.

2011    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; TSAR.

2011    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; Mercury Press.

2010    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; Cormorant Books.

2010    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council; Taddle Creek.

2008    Residency, Five-Week Writing Studio (Fiction), The Banff Centre for the Arts.

2008    Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2004    Residency, Five-Week Writing Studio (Poetry), The Banff Centre for the Arts.

2001    Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Descant.

2000    Works in Progress Grant, Ontario Arts Council.

2000    Grants to Professional Writers, Toronto Arts Council.

1995    Grants to Professional Writers, Toronto Arts Council.