Smiley, CBC, short fiction, 2014
various, mostly poems, various years, Soundcloud
interview and sample of short fiction “Smiley”, North by Northwest, CBC
poems, 2011, Brick Books
Selected Texts Online:
Skinning the Rabbit, The Sun, 2017
Ntozake Shange: My Literary Mother, MGM, March 2017
Am I Too Embarrassed to Save My Life, NY Times, 2017
Would You Like a Little Gramma On Those? Joyland, 2016
Infarct, I Did, Rumpus, essay, 2016
Social Discourse, 1944, Missouri Review, print 2003, online 2015
Cripples, story, Manifest Station, 2015
Things That Didn’t Happen, essay, Manifest Station, 2014
Smiley, short fiction, CBC Canada Writes, 2014;
Smiley, En Route, short fiction, April 2014
Bird Nights, short fiction, Numero Cinq, 2012
What Kept Me Together After the Divorce, essay, Salon, 2011
My Photos are Memorials to Lost Little Lives, essay, Globe and Mail, Facts and Arguments, 2011
Kindly use attribution and link to my site if you use my work. I would appreciate it if you dropped me a line about what you used it for, too.
Here is a reading of “Smiley,” which won the 2014 CBC contest (fiction):
“The Lost Boy” was the first prize winner in the CBC Literary Awards in 2003. It’s about the uneasy relationship between a child and her mom during the internment. (I am now working on a novel based on this story, also called “The Lost Boy”):
“Territory” was the first prize winner in This Magazine’s short fiction contest. It’s about a woman leaving her husband for another woman:
“Hunger” won the Paragraph Erotic Fiction Prize and was reprinted in my book “Hunger.” It’s about a lesbian street kid who falls in love with an older woman:
“Sperm King” won the Prism International Short Fiction Award.
“Easter” is short fiction, quite short. Truth: An old woman lit her wheelchair-bound husband on fire for eating her chocolate Easter bunny. The rest is made up.
“The Arrival of Horses,” a short fiction that first appeared in Seventeen Magazine, and later reprinted in my collection “July Nights,” concerns a family caught up in the on-going battle between ranchers and the BLM over wild horses.
“Salt” is an essay about a second-trimester abortion I had as a teen. Trigger Warning. This piece first appeared in So to Speak, a Feminist Journal.
“Congratulations! It’s a Six Pound Eight Ounce Novel” is a send-up about writing a novel.
“21 Questions” is an often reprinted article I wrote on same-sex marriage in the mid-90s.
“Love Canal” is about the toxic waste in the town of the same name in NY State in the 70s. Currently, Canada is importing and incinerating toxic waste from the site. From “Body Rain,” Brick Books:
“Allergy” is a narration from the imagined voice of serial killer Ted Bundy’s mother. From “Body Rain,” Brick Books:
“Eclosure” is a lesbian love/sex poem and appears in my new book “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press:
“Woman with a Mango” is a poem from the perspective of Etta Cone, an art collector from Boston I believe fell in love with Gertrude Stein and was ousted by Alice’s arrival. From “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press, which can be purchased at amazon.ca or any independent bookstore:
My memoir, variously titled “Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey” or “No More Hurt” (ebury/Random, UK) appeared on the Guardian’s Best Books of the Year list and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It’s available as an ebook here: http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Hurt-inspiring-nightmare-ebook/dp/B004XIVP4A