On Leaving  This poem was part of the suite of poems that was a finalist for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize.  The video incorporates two readings, one where the steep enjambment is read through, the other where it is read with the steep enjambments. Blog Post

 

Black and White Image… This poem is also part of the suite of poems that was a finalist for the 2016 Poetry Prize. The video attempts to provide the ekphrastic experience the narrator has when looking at a photograph that is central to the poem and the video. Blog Post 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage This poem uses magic realism and the video takes this a step further. Blog Post

 

12 Dancers on 12 Tables is a poem that is surreal but based on a real life experience.  It is also part of the suite of poems which was a finalist for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize.  The surreal is key to both the poem and video. Blog Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cormorants Diving is a poem that was inspired through a study of the 17th century Japanese master poet Bashō who invented something called the “poetics of scent”. The poem and video attempt to use these concepts.   Blog Post

Lac-Mégantic is a poem about the tragedy of the crude train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic Quebec. The blog discusses the writing of the poem and the making of the video.  Blog Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

bolted landscape is an eco poem being read in the place described in the poem during a Prophets Not Profits action. The blog discusses the writing of the poem and the making of the video.  Blog Post

at a slough in eugene has lots of associative movement and surreal aspects. This blog discusses the poem and the video from those aspects.  Blog Post

 

 

 

 

 

while apple picking iv is a procedural poem. The blog discusses the writing of the poem and the making of the video.  Blog Post

After The Movie is a pastiche of Marie Howe’s poem. The blog discusses the writing of the poem and the making of the video.  Blog Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day is a work poem.  The blog discusses the writing of the poem and the making of the video.  Blog Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts and CBC for the generous sponsorship of this project