POEM in PROGRESS: HARBOUR / THE HARBOUR SLEEPS THESE SHORES

I'm a bit of a serial reviser when it comes to my poems. More often than not, though, the tweaks past a certain point of the draft process leave the poem relatively recognizable as a slightly edited version of that first solid draft. That said, I've been revisiting a poem I originally started working on... Continue Reading →

Poem in Progress: ‘WEATHER WARNING’

  Context perhaps? We're getting some weather here in Halifax this weekend.  Snow and wind and more snow.  Typical February. (Also: earlier this week, I was saddened to learn of the passing of a former student / staff member of mine.) So then: here's an early version of a storm poem. It's a substantially re-worked... Continue Reading →

From the Vault: ‘TRENCH SHOW’

Once again, a little late, but here it is: the fourth in this series of 'revisited  poems'. As noted in the first three of these ‘From the Vault’ posts, I’ve always been a compulsive revisor of poems. Lately, I’ve been consciously re-visiting (and subsequently revising) a number of older poems. In some cases, the revisions are as minor as a punctuation... Continue Reading →

From the Vault: ‘A MONCTON SONG ‘

A little late, but here it is: number 3 in this series of revisited  poems from previous collections. As noted in the first two of these 'From the Vault' posts, I’ve always been a compulsive revisor of poems. Lately, I’ve been consciously re-visiting (and subsequently revising) a number of older poems. In some cases, the revisions are as... Continue Reading →

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