…So, just on a whim I googled the question: how many songs with the word “want” in them, and of course, there really is no answer that I could find, only other questions. How many songs with the word “sun?” How many songs with the word “cherry?”

And I suppose no answer is better than the huge list I generated looking up the word “want” on youtube. And when I think about it, being left wanting more is the best part of desire.

Not to leave you in the dark about wanting to know when you can hear me read, here’s an overview of my brief western tour with the lovely Ariel Gordon:

Monday, April 19 ~7:30pm
Pages on Kensington

Tuesday, April 20 ~ 7-9pm
Audreys Bookshoppe

Wednesday, April 21 ~7:30pm
Alice B. Donohue Library

Friday, April 23 7:30pm

Saturday, April 24
Wallace Stegner House
Afternoon Tea (Time TBA)

Wanna come out and play? (Insert wanting song tune here).


…Sure, that’s pretty vague, and yes, I’m at work working away on grant applications. I have 15 minutes of break time, and what do I do? Work away at poetry matters. I’ve updated the Vertigo web page, frustratingly enough. I’ve discovered pages aren’t really a good thing to have on a widget bar as they can’t be categorized. And of course, then my brain went down the path of categories, and why labelling is such a sticky matter (heh).

So, to get to the point in less than 15 minutes. I’m labelling myself as a poet this year with my second book of poetry coming out from Coteau in less than one month. I’m reading at some fancy places, some great places, some wonderful places, and with a terrific poet. I’ll try to post more on the upcoming category of poetry readings, thus categorizing the world with the label called “me.”

Watch for me in Saskatoon at Lydias on April 11, 2010 at 8pm, and in Regina, April 12, 2010, 7:30.

Time’s up!