A curriculum focused on practical poetry techniques and how to apply them.
Courses that offer a hands-on approach to learning, emphasizing the writing of poetry with extensive and supportive feedback from me.
Courses that offer one-on-one instruction and support. Unclear about a technique or concept from a video lesson? Send me a direct message or email (I'm always happy to help!)
I've published poems in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Poetry Is Dead, Contemporary Verse 2, The Puritan, and The Maynard. (I've also published a bunch of embarrassing poems on DeviantArt as a teen—please don't search for them!)
In 2019, I completed a BA in creative writing and journalism at Vancouver Island University. I'm currently finishing an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Some people think my poetry is pretty cool: I've won the Blodwyn Memorial Prize, the Kevin Roberts Poetry Award, the Pat Bevan Poetry Scholarship, and the Mary Garland Prize for Lyric Poetry.
I was a poetry editor of Portal 2016 and the managing editor of Portal 2017. Right now, I'm a poetry reviewer for Prairie Fire and a member of PRISM international's poetry editorial board.
At UBC, I'm a teaching assistant in the undergraduate creative writing program. I provided writing feedback to over 150 students last term!
With the assistance of a $17,500 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council scholarship, I'm working on my first book-length poetry manuscript (which I plan to dedicate to my amazing grandma).