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Books & Chapbooks

  • Domestic Economy. London, Ontario: Brick Books, 1990, reprinted 1997.
  • Baysville. Concord, Ontario: House of Anansi, 1993.
  • Green Man. Vancouver, BC: Ronsdale Press, 1999.
  • Spirit Engine. Brick Books, 2008.

Poems in Anthologies

  • radiant danse uv being: a poetic portrait of bill bissett. Roberts Creek, BC: Nightwood Editions, 2006.
  • Great Lakes Logia. Ed. Joe Blades. Fredericton: Broken Jaw Press, 2001.
  • Why I Sing The Blues. ed. Jan Zwicky. Vancouver: Smoking Lung, 2001.
  • New Canadian Poetry. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2000.
  • New Life in Dark Seas: Brick Books 25. London, Ontario: Brick Books,2000
  • Riprap: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff: Banff Centre Press, 1999.
  • Windhorse Reader: Choice Poems of '93. Yarmouth, NS: Samurai Press, 1994.
  • Vintage 92: Prize-winning Poems from the League of Canadian Poets. Victoria: Sono Nis, 1993.
  • Images 88. London Public Libraries and Museums, 1988.
  • Summer Images 1984: an Anthology of London Authors. London Public Libraries and Museums, 1985.

Poems in Periodicals

  • "Please for You," "Creation," "Cat to Lap," "The Old Young Man." Caldera (Sudbury), 3, 1966, p. 2-5.
  • "Cat to Lap." Cats (Pittsburgh), 23(9), Sept. 1966, p.8.
  • "Testimonial: So Long, Tiger." Cats, 24(5), May 1967, p. 10.
  • "Found." The Archer (North Hollywood, California), 15(4), winter 1967, p. 15.
  • ("the procession has gone wrong: my purples"). Canadian Forum, 47(565), Feb. 1968, p. 255.
  • ("When you are gone, there is"), The Archer, 16(1), Spring 1968, p. 22.
  • ("little girl"), The Archer, 16(2), Summer 1968, p. 15.
  • "To Calvary." Canadian Poetry, 31(4), August 1968, p. 76.
  • "Japonicas." Other Voices (London, Ontario), 4(3), Nov. 1968, p. 11.
  • "The Faces of the Poets." Canadian Forum, 48(576), Jan. 1969, p. 234.
  • "Reflection." Other Voices, 4(4), Feb. 1969.
  • "Victory," Other Voices, 5(1), May 1969.
  • "Harry Kitchen," "Chinese Poem," "Tree Climbing." Quarry, 18(4), Summer 1969, p. 49-50.
  • "Mystic," "Back Yard." Cancelled Leaves (London, Ontario), 1(1), Nov. 1978, p.15-16.
  • ("lichen bloom on the stone"). Inkstone (Toronto), 2(1), Autumn 1983, p. 24
  • "Learning Silence." Contemporary Verse 2, 8(1), May 1984, p. 9
  • "Twelve to Eight." Canadian Author and Bookman, 60(2), Winter 1985, p. 21
  • "Something My Father Left Me." Quarry, 33(4), Autumn 1984, p. 55.
  • "MX," Event, 13(2), 1984, p. 112.
  • "Nuclear Dreams, Paper Promises," "Santa Claus," The Fiddlehead, 142, Winter 1984, p. 42- 43.
  • "Prime Development Site," "Reflection." Pierian Spring (Brandon), 9(4), Autumn 1984, p. 24.
  • "Pick and Pick," "Liz Ziegelmann Sinks a Ship," "Muskoka." Northern Light (Winnipeg), 12, Fall/Winter 1984, p. 1-3.
  • "Lichen," "Some Views of Rocky Island," "Forty," "Mirror," "Sunflower Seeds, Remembrance Day," "Van Eyck's Madonna With Chancellor Rollin." Arc (Ottawa), 16, Spring 1986, p. 15- 20.
  • "Suburbia/Ravine." Poetry Canada Review, 7(3), spring 1986, p. 55.
  • "Steam Engineer (Retired)." The Antigonish Review, 66-67, Summer-Autumn 1986, p. 107.
  • "Three Sonnets for Farmer Head." Quarry, 35(4), Autumn 1986, p. 55-56.
  • "Domestic Economy." Contemporary Verse 2, 10(3), Spring 1987, p. 45.
  • "Carling Creek Elegy: Buried Alive." Medway Valley News (Arva, Ontario), 86b, Winter 86, p.3
  • "Chasing the Terminator," "Apples." Arc, 19, Autumn 1987, p. 59-60.
  • "Colleen Thibaudeau and James Reaney, Reading," "Mercy," "Shedden," "Pro Patria," "Skaters," "Baysville Frogs." Poetry Canada Review, 10(2), Summer 1989, p. 12.
  • "Hellhound on My Trail," "For the King of Naples." New American Writing (Chicago), 3, Spring 1988, p. 97-98.
  • "Cinderella." Canadian Literature, 120, spring 1989, p. 144
  • "Sleep," "Peasant Life." Capilano Review,47, September 1988, p. 76-77
  • "Home Improvements," "Spiral Jetty," "Missing." Antigonish Review, 77-78, Spring-Summer 1989, p. 87-89.
  • "Stable." Dandelion, 15(2), Fall-Winter 1988, p. 33.
  • "Unacted," "Practical." New American Writing, 4, Fall 1988, p. 65-66.
  • "Now," "The Past." Event, 18(2), summer 1989, p. 74-75.
  • "And On." Prism International, 27(3), Spring 1989, p. 63.
  • "Messenger." The Malahat Review, 89, December 1989, p. 30.
  • "After the Beep," "Orderly." Caliban (Ann Arbor, Michigan), 7, 1989, p. 131-132.
  • "Ice Advisory," "Miracle Plastic," "Error Retrieval." Rampike, 7(2), 1991, p. 43.
  • "Myth." Sideshow (Pontiac, Michigan), 2, 1990.
  • "If Pleasure Were Happiness," "Footnoted," "Tough Enough." New American Writing, 6, Spring 1990, p. 67-69.
  • "Park," "Endorphin Flooding." What! (Toronto), 23, July/August 1990, p. 15.
  • "Thinking Like a Mountain," "Utility," "Wade." The Malahat Review, 92, Fall 1990, p. 48-50.
  • ("some of us would like to save the world"). Caliban, 8, 1990, p. 167.
  • "Lack and Its Opposite." Prism International, 29(3), Spring 1991, p. 98.
  • "Spirit Life," "Play Dead." The Fiddlehead, 170, Winter 1991, p. 24-25.
  • "Fly or Dig: Where I Am Now in My Writing," "Fly or Dig," "Shield," "Halloween." Event, 21(1), Spring 1992, p. 15-19.
  • "Unqualified Good Time," "Higher Power." The Malahat Review, 98, Spring 1992, pl 62-63.
  • "Marginal." Wayne Literary Review (Detroit), Spring/Summer 1992, p. 11.
  • "For John Clare," "Wild London," "Purkinje Shift." The Antigonish Review, 90, Summer 1992, p. 48-50.
  • "Ice Advisory," "Miracle Plastic," "Error Retrieval." Rampike, 7(3), 1992, p. 70.
  • "Falling Out." The New Quarterly, 12(2), Summer 1992, p. 24.
  • "Chainholt," "Carapace," "After Alcohol," "Rock God." The Canadian Forum, 812, September 1992, p. 20-21.
  • "Just Do It," "The Me." Border/Lines Rampike Literary Supplement, 28, 1993, p. v.
  • "Illuminations," "Imperfect." The Fiddlehead, 174, Winter 1993, p. 18-19.
  • "Grief," "Green Men." The Word Enamel (Detroit), 1993.
  • "One of Us." Wayne Literary Review, Fall 1993, p. 11-12.
  • "Out of It," "A Sod," "Milkweed," "Wear," "Blotter Eyes." Poetry Canada, 14(3), 1994, p. 23.
  • "Artifact," "Immune," "Plunge Pool." The Malahat Review, 105, Winter 1993, p. 26-28.
  • "Our Mothers," "Goodbye," "Ghosts," . Event, 23(2), Summer 1994, p. 15-17.
  • "Leicester," Geranium Lake." The Malahat Review, 109, December 1994, p. 54-55.
  • "Unqualified Good Time." The Toronto Star, Saturday, October 8, 1994, p. J7.
  • "Cinderella," "Big Diamond and Little Diamond," "Beaches," "Lack and Its Opposite," "Missing" (in translation). She'r (Tehran, Iran), vol.2, no. 13, October 1994, p. 60-61.
  • "Intricate." Alan Dayton: Figures of Speech (exhibition catalogue). Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1990, p. 16.
  • "Lions," "Witness." Event, 24(3), Winter 1995/96, p.43-44.
  • "Flirt," "Picture." Antigonish Review, no. 105, Spring 1996, p.20-21.
  • "Coelacanth Clouds," "Tilt." Fiddlehead, no 189, Autumn 1996, p.76,77.
  • "Mosaic." Canadian Literature, no. 148, Spring 1996, p.74.
  • "Ignorant Song," "Lever." The Malahat Review, no. 118, Spring 1997, p38,39.
  • "Crow Child." Canadian Literature, 154, Autumn 1997, p. 91.
  • "Brighten." Off the Shelf (Vancouver Public Library), March 1997, p.6.
  • "View." Canadian Literature, 160,Spring 1999, p. 72.
  • "Spring Moth," "Mid-May," "So," "Work Animal." Malahat Review, no. 123, Summer 1998.
  • "For Mir," "Romeo," "November 11." Fiddlehead, no. 196, summer 1998, p.28-29.
  • "Island," "Happiness." Grain , 26(4), Spring 1999, p. 66,67.
  • "Brighten," "Big Mind." The Antigonish Review, no. 117, spring 1999, p.113-114.
  • "Lyric." Event, 27(3), Winter 1998/9, p.38.
  • "Christmas 1996." Literary Review of Canada, December 1998, 7(4), p.8.
  • "And On." Rout/e (Vancouver), November 1998.
  • "Christmas 1996." Staff Ink (Vancouver), November 1998.
  • "Bushed." Fiddlehead, 204, summer 2000, p.115-116
  • "Soil Building." Canadian Literature, 165, summer 2000, p.43
  • "Columbine." Capilano Review, series 2, no. 33, Winter 2001, [p.116]
  • "Stone Beach," "Noise." Malahat Review, 131, summer 2000, p.66-67.
  • "Elk Baby." Malahat Review, 135, summer 2001, p.73.
  • "Across the Line," "Diary." Event, 30(3), winter 2001/2002, p.47-48.
  • "Solstice Song," "Prey." Fiddlehead, no. 210, winter 2001, p. 16-17.
  • "Canoe Meditation," "With My Head On Upside Down." Malahat Review, 138, Spring 2002, p.25-27.
  • "I'll Fly Away." Grain, 30(2), Fall 2002, p.21.
  • "Here," "As If You Knew." The Antigonish Review, 132, Winter 2003, p.91-92.
  • "Torso," Survivor." The Fiddlehead, 215, spring 2003, p.64-65.
  • "Influence." Event, 31(3), Winter 02/03, p. 47.
  • "Object." Malahat Review, 141, winter 2002, p. 47.
  • "Person of Snow." Canadian Literature, accepted June 2003.
  • "Gratitude," "Post-Industrial Landscape." Event, 32(3), Winter 2003/2004, p.49.50.
  • "Bank Beaver," "An Economics of Happiness." Malahat Review, 145, Winter 2003, p.44-45.
  • "Wetland." Grain, 32(1), summer 2004, p. 73.
  • "Diary." Rampike, 13(2), 2004, p. 20.
  • "Snapper." Event, 33(3), spring 2005.
  • "Bedford Social." Canadian Literature, 183, Winter 2004, p. 28.
  • "Inenarrable," "Catbirds, Mockingirds, Starlings," "In Loco "Parentis," "The Elgin Angular Unconformity." The Malahat Review, 150, Spring 2005, p. 36-39.
  • "Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Starlings." Poetry Daily website, June 25, 2005.
  • "Pink." Freefall (Portland, Ontario), summer 2005, p. 7.
  • "Across the Line." Choral Concert, CBC Radio, October 2004.
  • "Galactic Dynamics." Choral Concert, CBC Radio, October 2005.
  • "Two Heavens," "Empire." Prairie Fire, 27(4), January 2007, p.72-73.
  • "Indian Summer," "Devil's Paintbrush," "Scavenger." Fiddlehead, 228, Summer 2006, p.25-27.
  • "Lo." Perihelion, Jan. 30, 2006.
  • "Galactic Dynamics." Canadian Literature, 188, Spring 2006, p. 62.
  • "Rivers and Mountains," "Garter Lake Gazette," "The Secret of What is Important," "Stable Base." Rampike, accepted December 2006.
  • "Mother's Day," "Minnows," "Lily Pond Margin," "Babies' Cottage." Event, 36(3), Winter 2008, p. 73-76.
  • "Empire," "Two Heavens." Prairie Fire, 27(4), Winter 2006-2007, p. 72-73.

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