I’m super thrilled to announce that the cover of my forthcoming poetry book, We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class, has been released. The cover and interior were designed by David Moratto and I really couldn’t be happier with the packaging. The book itself comes out in November, and I plan to have launches in Halifax, NS, and London, ON, in addition to the Guernica launch in Toronto. In addition to standard readings, these launches will include certain mystery activities (there are whispers of a spelling bee). I’ll be amping up to the book launch with a couple of readings in Toronto–October 3rd at the Words and Music Salon and October 13th at the Emerging Writers Reading Series (http://ewreading.com/). If you’re interested in attending any of these events, please feel free to contact me. Though I have been called crotchety in the past, I’ve been working hard on my approachability.
I’m writing full of youthful bliss because my poem, “The Porn We Watched,” just came out in Poetry is Dead 01.06., a special issue on the theme of youth culture. It’s nice to trick people into thinking I’m young when I actually just turned 30. The cover is a kind of Nintendo-palate Eden and the issue as a whole is a total mindfuddle in the best possible way. I’m especially happy because this is the last poem from my forthcoming book of poetry, We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class, to be published in a journal. A great porny last hoorah.