I’m back, after a much-needed and lengthy hiatus from keeping this website up-to-date. Lots has happened in my life on the personal front, both sad and joyful, which meant that this website and its ongoing maintenance took a backseat. With that said, in writing news, I started the year seeing the magnificent art installation “Excavation/Elevation,” created in response to my book, Closer to Where We Began, exhibited in the Offsite Design Festival in January. I had the honour and privilege of judging CV2 Magazine‘s annual “2 day Poem Contest,” and very excited for the winner to be announced. I’m also quite excited to be returning to the Art Bar, featuring on Tuesday, July 17, along with my good friend Jacob Scheier and the legendary bill bissett. Happy summer!