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Category Archives: Musings

Authorial Resolve

Here at Invisible, we’re trying to keep ourselves honest by putting our resolutions into writing. Now that we’re into the first week of January, here are a few excerpts from our 2016 to-do lists: Andrew Hood: 2016 marks the first year since I started paying attention to the years passing that I’m not really feeling… Continue Reading Authorial Resolve

An Open Letter to 2015

Dear 2015, I’m grateful for all the goodness you brought, and mostly for my first full year working with Invisible Publishing! Holy, have you gone by in a flash. Thank you for the opportunity to work closely with phenomenal writers (and human beings) like Andrew Forbes and Andrew Hood, Lucas Crawford and Teri Vlassopoulos, for… Continue Reading An Open Letter to 2015

Teri V.’s 2015 in Reading and Writing

In 2015 I had a baby named Clara and published my first novel called Escape Plans. I connected everything I read to each of those events, hoping to assuage or at least validate any anxiety I felt about them. After giving birth on January 1, I started small. When I read, I chose cookbooks or… Continue Reading Teri V.’s 2015 in Reading and Writing

Sideshow Tour Diary #11 | “Hometown”

Sideshow Concessions has a lot of poems about living in the Annapolis Valley (Kingston), so it’s only proper that this mini-tour ended there. My old friend and outstanding human Mike Beazley put together an intimate event in New Minas. This was very special to me (see, words still failing). A poetry-tour dispatch from Invisible author… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #11 | “Hometown”

Sideshow Tour Diary #10 | Lonely Trans on a Halifax Pier

Except I’m not at all lonely in Halifax, surrounded by family, old friends, new friends, proper pepperoni, donair pizza, and the talented and amazing Kaleigh Trace. (Yeah, that’s right, a sentence fragment!) Kaleigh and I read together at Venus Envy, where I performed with my mentor Jeanette Lynes in 2004. It flattered me excessively then… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #10 | Lonely Trans on a Halifax Pier

Sideshow Tour Diary #9 | Class of 2005

Ten years ago, I graduated from St. FX University in Antigonish, NS. The longest piece in Sideshow Concessions is about a particular series of experiences I had there. I never read this piece publicly (in part because its length makes it tough to fit into shorter sets), so I thank this amazing Antigonish audience for… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #9 | Class of 2005

Sideshow Tour Diary #8 | Flying On Your Own

Reading in Sydney was just incredible! The wonderful Sheila Christie put together an event at a local queer café called Doktor Luke’s (not named after me, by the way, haha). The local poets blew me away with their performance texts, slam poems, narratives, and attitude. Performance poetry in a Cape Breton accent needs to be… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #8 | Flying On Your Own

Sideshow Tour Diary #7 | Scuttling, Shuttling, Farts, and Sore Parts

My partner and fellow poet Carmen Ellison came on this entire tour and took almost all of the great pics you will see here. Carmen and I rode shuttle vans and buses all over the place. Here we await the Robert Q shuttle from London to Toronto. From there, we will fly to Sydney, NS,… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #7 | Scuttling, Shuttling, Farts, and Sore Parts

Sideshow Tour Diary #6 | Old Haunts, Odd Fonts

I lived in London, Ontario for a quick eleven months (Aug 2005–July 2006) while I completed my MA at the University of Western Ontario. My visit to the city’s second annual Words festival was, therefore, a bit of a homecoming for me. I was honoured to be hosted by festival director Josh Lambier, my former… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #6 | Old Haunts, Odd Fonts

Sideshow Tour Diary #5 | Literary Press Group’s 40th Anniversary Party / Real Vancouver Writers’ Series

There’s not really any way to describe my pleasure of reading alongside Jane Munro (2015 Griffin winner!), Leah Horlick (curator of Reverb, and new Women’s Centre staff at SFU), and Lana Pesch (author of Moving Parts, in town from Toronto) and to be hosted by the hilarious duo of Sean Cranbury and Dina del Bucchia.… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #5 | Literary Press Group’s 40th Anniversary Party / Real Vancouver Writers’ Series