Mental Moonshine; Address to a Common Octopus; Last Will at Mercutio Press.

Fool's Errand; Jake; Been a Long Time; Small Song of Wonders; White Trash; Corona After the Blizzard at the University of Toronto Library's Canadian poetry website.

Portrait of the Nihilist as a Young Man; Sointula Sitka; Ego Sum; Maul; Religion; at The Book Mine Set.

Skunk at the PEI Poet Laureate's website.

Going Forward at The Afterword.

Wasteland at The Indextrious Reader.

Heron, False Creek at Brian Palmu's blog.

A Winter at Seen Reading. Audio.

A Winter at How Pedestrian. Video.

To the Superb Lyrebird, that Cover Band of the Australian Bush at The Best Canadian Poetry blog. Audio.

Slugs at Thirsty, the Biblioasis blog.

I at The Jeweller's Eye, October 2, 2013.

What He Found Growing in the Woods and A Winter, with Spanish translations by Lidia Valencia Fourcans, at the Biblioasis International Translation Series Blog.

Other links to poems below, under "Poems in Journals & Magazines."


Play: Poems About Childhood (Victoria: Frog Hollow Press, 2014): "There Is Something Intractable in Me."

Poems from Planet Earth (Lantzville: Leaf Press, 2013): "I."

The Puritan Compendium I (Toronto: The Puritan, 2012): "Dramatic Stories," "New Standards."

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012 (Toronto: Tightrope, 2012): "One and One."

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 (Toronto: Tightrope, 2010): "To the Superb Lyrebird, that Cover Band of the Australian Bush."

Ice Floe (Fairbanks: U of Alaska Press, 2010): "White Trash."

Approaches to Poetry: The Pre-Poem Moment (Victoria: Frog Hollow Press, 2009): "Achromatope."

A Vancouver Verse Map (Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2009): "Leg-in-Boot Square."

Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems (Kitchener: WLUP, 2009):
"Duck, Duck, Goose."

Tetoviran Zemlja (Sarajevo: Buybook, 2008): "Herman Nelson," "Reaching the Mountains" and "Small Song of Wonders." In Bosnian translation.

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Ganges: Mother
Tongue Publishing, 2008): "Heron, False Creek."

To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax (Halifax: Nimbus, 2005): "Pat's Grocery."

In Fine Form (Vancouver: Raincoast, 2005): "Fool's Errand."

Let Yourself Go (Windsor: Black Moss Press, 2005): "Over Supper, the Doctor
Recalls a Quirk in the Medical History of Baffin Island."

Dark Lullaby (Pittsburgh: UnMon America, 2004): "From Suffering into Laughter."

Late Night Translations from the Esperanto (Montreal: Elevator Press, 2001):
"The aurora was a green cobra"; "Inflation"; "Igloolik."

No Choice but to Trust (Pittsburgh: UnMon America, 2000): "Stacking Boxes in the Belly of a Flying Whale."

SEEDS (Toronto: Hidden Brook Press, 2000): "Permanently Temporary." Honourable Mention.


The Buzz, December 2015: Once Upon an Island" (Reprinted from Fool's Errand).

Partisan, May 2015: "Rye."

Geist, Summer 2014 (93): "We Are More or Less." (Reprinted from Career Limiting Moves.)

The Humber Literary Review, Spring/Summer 2014 (1:1): "Choose Your Own Debenture" & "Moths and Men."

This, November 2013: "Swarm" & "Squalid."

The Island Review, October 2013: "Dream Vision of the Flood" & "Water Works."

"Wall of Miracles," April 2013: "Doe." (Poem printed on a card with an image on the verso; the card was attached by a string to a wall on the campus of the University of Exeter in England.)

The Toronto Review of Books, October 2012: "Vasopressin."

The Fiddlehead, Summer 2012 (251): "Anatta," "Mersey" and "Waypoints."

FreeFall, Spring/Summer 2012 (22:2): "Magic Man" and "Twelve Poppies."

The Maple Tree Literary Supplement, January 2012: "Ahasuerus," "So Much Depends On," "George, Crossing Guard" and "Me & Ennui."

The Winnipeg Review, September 2011, "To the Ignominious Blobfish," "The Savanna Hypothesis," "Dream Machine," "One and One," "Broken" and "The Parkinsonian Reflexologist."

The New Quarterly, Summer 2011, "A Spandrel in the Works," "Broken Arrow" and "The Engineer Ponders Intelligent Design."

The Walrus, March 2011, "Underwhelmed, if That's a Word."

Arts East, December 2010, "A Winter." Reprinted from Track & Trace.

The Puritan 10, Summer 2010, "Dramatic Stories" and "New Standards."

Vancouver Review 25, Spring/Summer 2010, "We Are More or Less."

The Globe & Mail, April 17, 2010: One stanza of a collaborative poem about Spring, co-written
by Priscilla Uppal, Paul Vermeersch, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Sonnet L'Abbé and Stuart Ross.

Poetry'zown B:3, February 2010: "Underwhelmed, if That's a Word," "Domestic Haiku"
and "Train Conductor's Haiku."

Encore Literary Magazine, January 2010: "I."

Canadian Notes & Queries 77, Winter 2009: "Doe," "Out," "Press" and "Water Works."

Event 38:1, Spring/Summer 2009: "Ego Sum."

Rhythm Poetry Magazine 2:2, Spring/Summer 2009: "There is Something Intractable
in Me," "The Poetry in Him," "Kaddish" and "The Same Man Never Steps into a River

Riddle Fence 3, Spring 2009: "Rhythm" and "To the Superb Lyrebird, that
Cover Band of the Australian Bush."

Ottawater 5, January 2009: "1st Satire", "2nd Satire", "Petty
Harbour Codpiece"

Maple Tree Literary Supplement, December 2008: "Garden Variety"
and "Earwig"

Forget Magazine, February 2008: "Love Song: Thou Alone."

Event 35:2, Autumn 2006: "Skunk," "Field of Floes," "He Loves His Neighbours
& Despises Himself," "Steady."

Elysian Fields Quarterly 23:4, Autumn 2006: "Hustle."

Elysian Fields Quarterly 23:3, Summer 2006: "Too Old."

Existere 26:1, Spring 2006: "Starfish Song," "Atum," "In Praise of the African
Naked Mole Rat."

Elysian Fields Quarterly 23:1, Winter 2006: "He Learns Faith in His Instincts."

Contemporary Verse 2 28:2, Autumn 2005: translations of six poems by Emile Nelligan.

The Fiddlehead 225, Autumn 2005: "Corona: After the Blizzard."

The New Quarterly 95, Summer 2005: "Been a Long Time," "He Finds
an Acceptable Way to Grieve," "The Pond," "At the Laurier Metro Station,"
"Nimble and Poise."

Eye Weekly, March 31 2005: "The Exterminator's Song to the Silverfish."
Listen to an interview about the poem:

Forget Magazine, February 2005: "Eclipse Sound," "Operation Surname" &
"Fenris Found Dead on Cornwallis"
. Reprinted from Unsettled.

Cranks & Lurkers, December 2004: "Small Song of Wonders."

Maisonneuve, 12, November 2004: "Qausuittuq." 3rd place in "Blackouts and
Blown Fuses" contest.

The Danforth Review, September 2004: "A Whiff of Mussel Mud."

Ice-Floe: International Poetry of the Far North, 5:1, Summer Solstice 2004: "Sonnet:
And you, my comely cloudcounter, how low..."

Maisonneuve, 9, June/July 2004: "Forklift Operator Wanted; Recreational Facilities
Provided" & "Duck, Duck, Goose."

The Danforth Review, March 2004: "Bowhead."

Tower Poetry, 49:2, Winter 2000/01: "And Tomorrow, Will the Sun Rise?"

The Amethyst Review, 8:2, Winter 2000: "The Cruelest Month."

The Amethyst Review, 8:1, Summer 2000: "Clyde River."

New West Review, 25:3, Summer 2000: "Goddamn Sun"; "Signs and Suns."

Pottersfield Portfolio, 20:2, Spring 2000: "The Aurora was a Green Cobra."

People's Poetry Letter, 6:1, Fall/Winter 1999/2000: "The Iceberg's Soliloquy."
Co-winner, People's Poetry Political Poem Prize.

Fathom (Dalhousie University), 16, Spring 1999: "Permanently Temporary"; "Broken Island."
"Permanently Temporary" won 2nd Prize in Fathom's poetry contest.