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I am a botanist and writer, living in New Brunswick, Canada. I have been writing poetry for about twenty years and I have one poetry book (‘within easy reach’ 2016 Chapel Street Editions), 84 poems, one magazine article, one short story and one review published in 23 literary journals. You can find my poetry in the Dalhousie Review, Galleon, New Quarterly, the Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, all rights reserved, The Cormorant, Whetstone, Green’s Magazine, Canadian Stories, The Amethyst Review, River Revue, and elsewhere.
I have rather diverse interests and these are reflected in my training. I have a B.A. in History and Anthropology, a B.Sc. in Biology (botany), and an M.Sc. in Biology (forest ecology). I am also a planner and have my Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and my Registered Provincial Planner certification.
I have been a member of a local writing group known as Wolf Tree Writers for 20 years. We meet monthly to read, write, and critique one another’s work.
I am also a member of the writing group Fictional Friends. We also meet monthly and often invite a local writer to attend our group and contribute to our learning. we have produced a chapbook of our writing (‘butter and eggs’ 2015).
I often include black and white pencil drawings with my writing and, sometimes, paintings in watercolour or acrylic. Visit my Gallery Pages to see my work.
I practice my writing daily and this Blog has been a wonderful opportunity to work on my prose and poetry in themes, and to share my writing with more people. It has also helped me practice my drawing.