I just received the following email pertaining to Grey Borders' Wanted Works competition:

Hello All!

The results are in and the final five authors have been chosen. 

A decision on the winner will be announced (hopefully) by Friday September 30th on our homepage at greyborders.com . Judges comments will be emailed individually once the final announcement has been made. 

Thank you all for participating in this year's contest, and congratulations to our final five.

Lynne Viti "Shades at the Reunion/Baltimore Girls"
Dane Swan "Tuesday"
Piotr Pawlowski "Wintergreen Studio Press"
Jonathan Lepp "Hopping On"
Ken Pobo "Dust and Chrsantinums"

Congrats to all the other finalists. I really needed the good news. Hopefully, more is on the way.


My newest collection of poems, my last reading


It's been way too long. I spent my Summer editing my newest collection of poems. It's essentially complete, however, my goal this time around is finding a publisher outside of Canada.

Additionally, I'm putting together an application to an MFA in Creative Writing Program.

I have a reading in October here in Toronto and will likely slip out of town to spend some time with my parents in November or December. After a hectic Spring promoting my book, and Summer finishing my next book I could really use the change of pace.

Anyway, below is from a reading this past weekend. The footage is courtesy Mississauga's poet laureate Anna Yin.

P & R