Summer Study is an acrylic on canvas painting inspired by the blooms and foliage in Ontario’s national and provincial parks.
in cemento veritas
Clothes that survived covid 19, very similar to what survived after the 2,000-year-old catastrophic eruption of Pompeii.
Jellyfish and Microbeads
By pairing the natural with the unnatural, I create a subtle awareness of the plastic pollution crisis. Mixed media watercolor on paper.
Peppers for a Stew
This is a watercolor of three peppers in orange, yellow, and red being cut up to be put in a meat stew with other vegetables.
These images were done during our Covid isolation.
Time is inspired by the emotions of time. The now is where time does not exist.
A Spring Collection
A collection of artwork with Spring in mind.
3 Untitled Portraits of Young Men On the Verge Of Infamy
The illustrations are done with ink on paper and all measuring @ 5″X7″.
Elvis Has Left the Building
This artwork uses layers of collage and mixed media to portray memory, drawing on city life, poetry, art history, and other urban influences.
Celebrating the differences. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.
Birdhouse in the Birches
A quiet scene from the Reiffel Bird Sanctuary on the Fraser River Estuary, near Vancouver, B.C.
In cemento veritas
Paintings and sculptures.
Drawing of Garcia Lorca.
A Review of Love Breaks My Bones, and I Laugh by Couri Johnson
A book review of Couri Johnson’s latest novella of fabulist short stories.
The Lang Fairy Books
A brief overview of the famous series edited by Andrew Lang, a Scottish poet, and his wife Nora, who did much of the rewriting.
Review of Lilies on the deathbed of Étaín and Other Poems
A review of Lilies on the deathbed of Étaín and Other Poems by Oisín Breen, published by Beir Bua Press.
Review of The Mayapple Forest
A review of Kim Ports Parsons’ book of poetry The Mayapple Forest.
The Hongwu Emperor, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and “The Hundred Word Eulogy”
“The Hundred Word Eulogy” as pro-Islamic is challenged by translations that suggest the material fulfills two functions of a eulogy.
The jejune shares a handsome similitude with Mammon, in his politically-correct dysplasia, and his ability to fake.
Review of The Way a Wound Becomes a Scar
A review of Emily Schulten’s book of poetry The Way a Wound Becomes a Scar.
Thoughts on Modernist poetry
The modernist poetry movement has radically changed the rules in form, style, stanza, and rhythm.
Political challenges in a selected section of ‘Insights and Poems’ (1975) by Huey Newton and Ericka Huggins
A review of insights and poems by Huey Newton as well as extensive political commentary on the overarching significance of the man.
Helen, Life and Times – Unafraid Minutes on Hindustani Cinema and its Deployment of Helen
This book can elicit an infectious curiosity about Bollywood amongst audiences beyond the mediascape of India/South Asia.
Don’t Miss Your Connection: an Interview with Best-Selling Author Jonathan Evison
An interview with Best-Selling Novelist Jonathan Evison about his new book, Small World (2022).
An Apology for M.Phil.
A globally-acknowledged degree, of respected stature and ancient origins, does not find a place in the popular imagination.
Quirks and Quiddities
All about the dangers of soil erosion in Bangladesh, the fate of farmers, and what is being done to prevent it.
Making Friends the Deadly Way
Can you recall a time when you didn’t fit in? Tyrone finds a path to popularity, only to discover its source bursting with radiation.
All too often, cats are underrated and underappreciated. Jasper is a cat who demands to be valued.
The Course of Kind
An interplay of preconceptions, the arts, faith, acceptance, discovery and love.
The Voice In Your Head
Stew has some problems with anxiety and self doubt, which manifests itself as Andy, the voice in Stew’s head.
A Bruise And A Cut
A visit to a sexual health clinic makes a young woman re-think the imbalance of her relationship.
Michael finds himself reevaluating his priorities and delving into precious memories as the plane he’s on seems doomed to crash.
Good and evil, virtue and vice…is it all just a toss of a coin?
Remember when the kid turns into a donkey in Pinocchio? Wasn’t that messed up? This is a rebuttal to my nightmares.
Irene and June
A darkly comic story about two elderly friends in a retirement home. What is truth and what is imagination?
A “slice of life” pirouettes upon the palate reminiscent of a sweet and tart wedge of Lemon Meringue pie served with afternoon tea.
Her Red Dress Matches Her Eyes
A former librarian is hired as a secret agent with her government, and all hell breaks out.
Nature Doesn’t Bend
Gender identity, politics, and the criminal justice system collide like a car crash.
The Contract Broken
Voltaire and Rousseau discuss where modern society is going wrong.
the land of body is tired and needs to rest from entertaining immature tourists
I write of smells, cutaneous sensations, truth. Sometimes the Natural World is a place of rage, power, reprieve, and wonder.
A work of evocative impressionism rooted in reality and history but suffused through the psyche to be dream-like.
You’ve asked me what makes a poet
“Hope” is a poem that focuses on dealing with life challenges plus having the faith and belief that things will change for the better.
Marilyn In Miles
“Marilyn In Miles” is my attempt to process the loss of my stepmother, Marilyn, who died from cancer last summer.
Reflecting on myths and stories and how they inform how we think about things, with a curiosity about time and how it passes.
A poem about disinformation
This Time of Year
A reflective piece of poetry, that asks the what-ifs of this life, pondering the duality of life and death and missed opportunities.
please do not bleed,
not right now.
I Dreamed I Closed My Eyes Forever
This is a poem about a dream I really had.
A Second Life
Much will be forgiven those on whom not much has dawned. But let me ask: How could you not see the signs? What with the oceans rising…
We Swamp Creatures
The joys, or otherwise, of the swamp.
Journal Entry: Germination
Inspired by the gift of tomato seeds. Associative and journaling techniques were used to flesh out some kind of meaning.