Selected Poems



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


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.


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.


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.


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, the world’s largest independent travel magazine, which receives 13M+ unique visitors each month.



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 Excavation


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” “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”