Save the Date for November 15 – Swoon Fall 2014!

Yay! It’s finally happening! I’ll be hosting the next Swoon event with Ruth Daniell on November 15th at Trees Organic (downtown). Hope to see you there!


The Swoon team is excited to announce that we have found a new venue (hellloooo cheesecake!) for Swoon’s next event, and we’ve finalized a date! We’re making you wait for the author announcement (anticipation is so sweet) but you can still mark your calendars, confident that Saturday, November 15 will be a swoon-worthy evening.

Poster designed by the handsome & talented Jeffrey Ricker Poster designed by the handsome & talented Jeffrey Ricker

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For Your Safety Please Hold On: swooning for Kayla Czaga’s new book

Check out my interview with poet Kayla Czaga over on the Swoon blog. Then come out to celebrate the launch of her first book, For Your Safety Please Hold On, this Sunday at the Grand Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Ave) at 7 pm!


Kayla CzagaFormer Swoon co-host Kayla Czaga is about to publish her first book of poetry! I caught up with Kayla, over some tasting flights of beer at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Market, to ask her about For Your Safety Please Hold On and her plans for the future. Maybe it was the beer, but we ended up talking about a much wider variety of topics, like writing workshops and processes, illness and death, and sex and pornography, with frequent non sequitur asides.

When I asked Kayla how she chose her title, she said, “I wanted to call the book For Play—.”

“Foreplay?! I love it!”

“No, For Play. But the publisher said no.”

“What about Foreskin?” I asked, laughing and thinking of our earlier conversational forays into sex and porn. “Did you ask about Foreskin?”

She ignored my ridiculous suggestion and instead said, “I thought For Play would be clever. You know…

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#TBT: A Modest Economic Proposal, Fringe, December 2011

Jonathan Swift

So many pieces of writing are published in small literary magazines, both in print and online, only to slowly fade from view. A couple days ago I checked one of my links to a piece I’d written for the Vancouver Sun … Continue reading