All of my creative work is consolidated below for your reading pleasure
MAYBE WOMEN, TOO?
Published in Qwerty issue 43: Food X Identity
This is the first queer poem of mine to be published at a time when I openly identify as queer!! Qwerty is a New Brunswick based literary journal. Happy pride month friends <3
JOHN LOCKE IN PRACTICE, NOVEMBER TODAY TOMORROW OR YESTERDAY
published in Antilang Mag issue 9 on labour
Content warning for John Locke in Practice- mentions of assault and lack of social care.
Content warning for november today tomorrow or yesterday- depression and ideas of self harm
My poems start on page 21 of the issue
RESILIENCE? II AND RESILIENCE, REALLY
Published in issue #38 of Riddle Fence
Resilience? I was published in the 2020 Flourish Festival Zine, and the other two poems can be read together in this issue of Riddle Fence, a Newfoundland based journal.
Content warning for Resilience? II - mentions of sexual assault
IT SMELLS LIKE
Featured on #PoetryPause A Project by the league of Canadian Poets
#PoetryPause is a project by The League of Canadian Poets, and was inspired by The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day project where poems are emailed to you everyday. They feature writing by Canadian Poets across the country.
Featured in Flourish Fest Zine 2020
This is a local postcard Zine made by a local print shop -- Rabbittown Press-- as part of the annual Flourish Fest. I have linked Flourish Fest Facebook page.
The community care Flourish demonstrates is really something else. They paid contributors (which RARELY happens), and then offered the zine for free to make it as accessible as possible. With accessibility in mind, they put the whole zine together on post cards so that they can be sent out and shared! Finally, they collected donations and proceeds go towards local charities/movements. This project is in no way self serving-- everything this postcard-zine does goes back into the community.
Content warning - domestic abuse
RAZOR BURN: A SAGA
Published in Periodicities: a Journal of Poetry and Poetics as part of RM Vaughan: Marsh Blue Violet: Queer Poetry from New Brunswick
When RM Vaughan approached me about this project I told him I did not identify as queer but that this piece was written at a time when I did identify as queer ( I now openly identify as bisexual-- It's been a long, back and forth, coming out journey), Vaughan openly accepted me still, saying that "queerness is fluid."
I never had the honour of meeting Vaughan in person but did have the immense pleasure of working with him/interacting with his work in other capacities, such as on this project, and as a research assistant working on the New Brunswick Literature Curriculum in English. He was treasured in the community, and will be missed.
Following RM Vaughan's tragic passing, Frog Hollow Press is working on a physical Marsh Blue Violet chapbook to come out in early 2021
Content warning - body insecurity and shame
A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS FOUND IN A DRAWER IN MY OLD BEDROOM AT MY PARENTS' HOUSE
Published in Feels Zine issue 11 on kinship
I explore family, growth, and memory in this issue on kinship. Feels Zine in a Toronto based zine.
COVID-19, MARCH 2020
A Covid-19 Anthology as part of The Pandemic Chapbooks Initiative created by /t3mz/ Review and 845 Press
An anthology in support of charitable giving by /T3mz/ Review and 845 Press. All of the poems are related to Covid-19. I am quite proud of the piece I wrote, and incredibly impressed by the other pieces in the anthology. There are contributors from all over the world.
My piece is featured in the March anthology. There is now a June anthology freely available online as well
Featured on the elm+ampersand Podcast: A Poetry Podcast by Jenna Lyn Albert and Rebecca Salazar
April is National Poetry Month and elm+ampersand shared a poem a day to celebrate. My poem was featured on April 3, 2020
Published in the inaugural issue of Sonder Midwest
Sonder was the first magazine to publish my work! They primarily publish young writers with little to no publishing experience, and are based out of Illinois