Tag Archives: Markin-Flanagan

Hello. Goodbye.

In September, I will be reading together with Montreal poet Oana Avasilichioaei. The event celebrates the beginning of Oana’s residency at the University of Calgary, and the ending of mine. The event will be bittersweet for me. My 10-month Markin-Flanagan residency was the most productive period in my writing career so far, and I am […]

Writing off theĀ streets

This week, I held a writing workshop for the Servant’s Anonymous Society, a Calgary non-profit that advocates for former sex-trade workers. I first heard of SAS after reading a copy of their regular newsletter, Cry of the Streets, which contained some poetry from SAS participants. I contacted the society and offered to hold a workshop […]


I’ve been the Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary since mid-August and I’ve had a fabulous and productive month. From my 11th floor office I managed to complete a handful of freelance pieces for magazines and, more importantly, another chapter in my Walls project. A first draft of my Ceuta and Melilla chapter is […]