Publications, Memberships, Affiliations & Awards


PhD Creative and Critical Writing (University of East Anglia, 2012)
MA Distinction, Creative Writing: Poetry (University of East Anglia, 2006)
BEd Distinction, Secondary Education (University of Alberta, 2004)
BA English/Drama (University of Alberta, 2002)

Book Publications: Trade

A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail (Wolsak and Wynn, 2015)
Seldom Seen Road (NeWest Press, 2013)
Wells (University of Alberta Press, 2012)
Aphelion (NeWest Press, 2010)

Memberships, Associations, Appointments

Co-Chair, Perspectives Lecture Series, Red Deer College (2015-onward)
Hawthornden Fellow, Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat (2017)
Writer in Residence, Dickinson House, Belgium (2016)
Writer in Residence, International Writers/Translators House, Latvia (2015)
Writer in Residence, The Arctic Circle Expedition, Svalbard (2014)
Writer in Residence, Cill Rialaig, Ireland (2014)
Writer in Residence, CAA Alberta Branch (2013-14)
Board of Directors, Edmonton Poetry Festival (2013)
Executive Director, NeWest Press (2013)
Poetry Judge, The National Magazine Awards (2012)
Writing Programs Advisory Board, U of A Faculty of Extension (2012)
Words in 3D Conference Programming Committee (2012)
Board Editor, NeWest Press (Fall 2012 onward)
Director, MacEwan Writing Works Program (2012-2013)
Writer in Residence, Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2011)
Board Member, NeWest Press (2011 onward)
Professional Member, The Canadian Authors Association (2011 onward)
Judge, Poetry Book of the Year (Alberta Book Publishers Association, 2010)
Full Member, The League of Canadian Poets (2005 onward)
Board Member and Treasurer, The Olive Reading Series (2005 onward)
Board Member, The Edmonton Poetry Festival (2006 and 2009)
Online Poet in Residence, The League of Canadian Poets (2007)
Poetry Mentor, The League of Canadian Poets (2007)

Book Publications: Short Collections

Forcing Bloom (European re-issue, Il Gatto Nero, forthcoming)
Lepidopterists (stately/Plump Publishing, forthcoming)
Love Letters (Snowapple Press, 2012)
Songs For a Broken Season (Snowapple Press, 2012)
Spindle: Ghazals (Snowapple Press, 2011)
Nyctogram: The Lewis Carroll Poems (The Olive Reading Series, 2010)
Winter Ballast (Extra Virgin Press – The Olive Reading Series – 2008) View
Weather (Red Nettle Press, 2008)
Forcing Bloom (above/ground press’s Alberta Series, 2008) View

Recent Literary Grants and Awards

Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2017)
Recognition of Scholarly Activity Award (Red Deer College, 2016)
Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2015)
Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award (2015)
Creative and Scholarly Activity Grant (MacEwan University, 2014)
Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book of the Year, Shortlisted (Canada, 2014)
Raymond Souster Award for Poetry, Shortlisted (Canada, 2014)
Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2013)
First Place, CV2’s 2-Day Poem Contest (2013)
International Salt Prizes, Best Individual Poem, Runner Up (UK, 2013)
Stephen G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, Shortlisted (Canada, 2012)
Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2012)
Alberta Readers’ Choice Award, Nominated (Canada, 2012)
Bridport Prize, Shortlisted (UK, 2012)
Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2011)
Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award (2011)
Travel Grant (Edmonton Arts Council, 2011)
Travel Grant (Canada Council for the Arts, 2011)
BPAA Poetry Book of the Year (Shortlisted, 2011)
Literary Arts Project Grant (Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2010)
Top Three Manuscripts, CV2’s Show Me the Book Contest (2009)

Teaching Experience

Red Deer College (English Faculty, 2014 onward, tenured)
The University of Alberta (English Faculty, 2013/14)
MacEwan University (English Faculty, 2009-2014)
The University of Alberta Faculty of Extension (2010-present)
Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Italy (2012)
Planet Earth Poetry, Victoria, BC (2012)
The University of Alberta Women’s Words program (2011)
St. Peter’s College (reader, guest lecturer, 2010)
The University of Alberta (reader, panelist, 2010)
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards/Iskoteo Arts Festival (panelist, 2009)
The University of East Anglia (guest lecturer, 2009)
MacEwan University (guest lecturer, 2008)
Edmonton Public Schools, Admin/AP Coordinator (2005-2008)

Selected Journal, Magazine, and Anthology Publications

The Bellingham Review (USA, 2017)
Women Who Farm (Canada, 2016)
The Compass (UK, 2015)
Life and Legends (USA, 2015) (USA, 2015)
Contemporary Verse 2 (Canada, 2013)
Alberta Views (Canada, 2013)
49th Shelf (Canada, 2013)
Poetry Congeries (Connotations Press, USA, 2013)
Poems From Planet Earth (Leaf Press, Canada, 2013)
Lung Jazz: The Oxfam Book of Young British Poets (Cinnamon Press, UK, 2012)
The Goose (ALECC journal, featured poet, 2012)
Contemporary Verse 2 (featured poet, 2011)
Contemporary Verse 2 (2010)
The Rialto (UK, 2010)
WONK Magazine (stately/Plump Publishing, 2010)
The Optimisms Project (The Torontoist, 2010)
Interview with Douglas Barbour (Jacket, 2010)
Room Magazine (2010)
Home and Away (House of Blue Skies Press, featured poet, 2009)
A Verdant Green (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box Press, 2009)
The Garneau Review (above/ground press, 2009)
Contemporary Verse 2 (2008)
Writing the Land: Alberta Through Its Poets (House of Blue Skies Press, 2007)
Contemporary Verse 2 (2006)
Grain Magazine (2006)

Selected Editing Credits

Visit Rubicon Press to view chapbooks
Tar Swan (David Martin, NeWest Press, 2018)
The Bosun Chair (Jennifer Delisle, NeWest Press, 2017)
Blind Spot (Lawrence Miall, NeWest Press, 2014)
Two Blackbirds (Garry Ryan, NeWest Press, 2014)
Love at Last Sight (Thea Bowering, NeWest Press, 2013)
Foreword to Naomi McIlwraith’s Kiyam (Athabasca University Press, 2012)
Blackbirds (Garry Ryan, NeWest Press, 2012)
preserving (Wendy McGrath, Rubicon Press, 2010)
Road Apples and Along Okema Road (Glen Sorestad, Rubicon Press, 2009/13)
Let Light Try All the Doors (John B. Lee, Rubicon Press, 2009)
Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1998 (Ariel Gordon, Rubicon Press, 2009)
Berlin Album (David Zieroth, Rubicon Press, 2009)
Casual Notation of Earth-Shattering Events (Claire Sharpe, Rubicon Press, 2008)
The tech/tonic suite (Marcus McCann, Rubicon Press, 2008)
Day’s eye (Alan Loney, Rubicon Press, 2008)
the acts (rob mclennan, Rubicon Press, 2008)
Ghost Test Flights (Bill Howell, Rubicon Press, 2008)
Inherit the Earth (Joelene Heathcote, Rubicon Press, 2008)
Eggs in There (George Bowering, Rubicon Press, 2007)
Saved String (Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Rubicon Press, 2007)
Natural Curve (Todd Swift, Rubicon Press, 2006)