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My new book of poetry, Arborophobia, will be published in the spring of 2022 by The University of Alberta press.  The painting on the cover is by my good friend Teresa Posyniak and is one in her Ponderosa series.  I'll will be reading from the new book at a launch in Kelowna on April 21, 2022 at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre (969 Raymer Road) at 6:30 pm. Come celebrate National Poetry Month with me, Matt Rader and student poets from UBCO.


August 2019

I'll be in Calgary in September 2019 for ArtWalk:  my painter friend Teresa Posyniak will be exhibiting her wonderous ponderosa pine paintings at the  Christine Klassen Gallery.   I'll be launching a chapbook of an essay on her paintings and a few of my own ponderosa poems on Sunday, September 22. 

See Teresa's website at  Stay tuned for updates.

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Environmental Leader Award

A local newspaper, the Capital News, gave me their 2019 Environmental Leader award.  I was honored to receive it for my work on Border Free Bees- harnessing art  to scientific knowledge to raise awareness of native pollinators.