Happy to report that this flesh-hued beauty is now available from Frog Hollow Press. If you’d like a copy, contact me, co-author Andy Verboom, or Frog Hollow. Or, even better: come out to the official launch, this Tuesday at The Steady in Toronto (1051 Bloor West) at 8 p.m. Andy and myself will be reading, as will poets Carl Watts and Chris Johnson, whose contest-shortlisted chapbooks are also fresh out from Frog Hollow. Full Mondegreens is a formal experiment in the misheard lyric. It was damn hard work to write and I’m thrilled to have this lovely, fleshly book object in my grubby clutches at last.
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.