Selected Poems

AWARDS

2020:

Editors’ Prize for the PULPLit Magpie Poetry Award: “Hummingbird Elegy”

2019:

Shortlisted for CBC Poetry Prize: “Caribou in the Anthropocene

Finalist for Radar Poetry‘s The Coniston Prize: “Au Zoo d’Abidjan/At the Abidjan Zoo

Shortlisted for PULPLit‘s The Magpie Poetry Award.

2018:

1st place, Room‘s Short Forms Contest: “Sissi Barra: the way of smoke

2nd place, Frontier Poetry‘s Award for New Poets: “Heart postpartum

Shortlisted for PULPLit‘s The Magpie Poetry Award.

2017/2016:

Shortlisted for PULP Lit’s The Magpie Award for Poetry Contest.

Longlisted for Room’s annual Poetry Contest.

Shortlisted for Freefall Magazine’s 2016 Annual Poetry Contest.

2012:

Awarded a grant to produce two long-form features on Côte d’Ivoire by Glimpse, a nonprofit supported by the National Geographic Society. Published on Matadornetwork.com, the world’s largest independent travel magazine, which receives 13M+ unique visitors each month.

SELECTED PORTFOLIO

ONLINE:

The Ekphrastic Review: Counterstroke (Ekphrastic writing prompt: painting by Congo the Chimpanzee)

CBC Poetry Prize Shortlist: Caribou in the Anthropocene

Radar Poetry: The Coniston Prize:

Au Zoo d’Abidjan/At the Abidjan Zoo

I. Still Life with Animals

II. Lions’ Lament

III. The Lioness’ Prayer

IV. Ode to Two Hyenas

V. Elephant Memory

VII. The Warden’s Evening Contemplation

Rust & Moth: “Four Aspects of Language: A sea lives on my tongue

Tinderbox Poetry Journal: evening

The Maynard: “Ode to the Cockroach“; “my tiny minnow

SWWIM: “maquis

Literary Mama: “Demeter

paperplates.org: Excavation

PRINT

Best Canadian Poetry 2019 Anthology: “Ode to the Cockroach”

CV2 (Emergence Issue): “Ode to Rust”

The Fiddlehead: “atelier”

Room: “Split Ends”

emerge 17, The Writer’s Studio Anthology: “Abidjan Aubade”, “Fanicos: The Laundrymen of Banco” and “Ode to the peacock”.

EVENT: “Tobermory”

oratorealis.com: “If only casseroles could scream” (Collaborative poem with Fiona Tinwei Lam, Stephen Berg, Viola Prinz and Emily Olsen; also anthologized in Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food)

The Fiddlehead: “Icarus”