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Bio

My first poetry collection, Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down (Signature Editions, Winnipeg) came out in 2012.

 

My poems appear in journals such as PRISM International, The Fiddlehead, CV2, Prairie Fire, Ryga, Grain, The Malahat Review, Wave Composition, Descant, and others. I've published short fiction in The Feathertale Review and in PRISM, and I have provided words for music, including a libretto which a composer is in the early stages of turning into an opera. 

 

I hold a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where I was a Commonwealth Scholar. My research focused on how disabled people are portrayed in fiction. I've published some of my thesis as well as other research and essays.

I enjoy teaching literature and providing writing help, and have been involved with educational outreach organizations in Canada, the UK, and Bulgaria. I lived and worked in Johannesburg for a year and a half as a researcher. I am originally from Truro, Nova Scotia.