Recent Poems


“Campbell Road Church.” One poem.  In Whiteness Fractured.  By Cynthia Levine-Rasky.  Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2013.  [Forthcoming]

“The Killing.”  One poem.  Poetic Places Fredericton.  St. Thomas University.  Ed. Katlin Copeland.  [Forthcoming]

“Samson II.”  One poem.  Canadian Literature.  [Forthcoming]

“Ecclesiasticus XLIX,” “The Letter of Jeremiah,” and “Baraka I.”  Three poems. Kola.  31.1  [Forthcoming]

“Josef Korzeniowski à Freetown, Sierra Leone (1890).” One poem.   Anglistica Pisana.  [Pisa, Italy]  Fall 2016.  [Forthcoming]

“I have now seen….”  One poem.  My Nova Scotia Home.  Ed. Vernon Oickle.  2019.  8-10.  [Forthcoming]

“Self-Composed,” “Au Tombeau de Keats,” “Translated from the Spanish,” “Exile,” “Ode to Machiavelli,” and “Experience I: 1-9.”  Six poems.  Translated into Chinese by Anna Yin.  Mirrors and Windsows: East West Poems with Translations.  Ed. & Trans. Anna Yin.  [Forthcoming]

“Exodus XX (Gloss),” “Ruth II,” “Ruth III,” and “Ezra VI.”  Four poems.  Ottawater. 15 (January 2019):  17-20.

“Musing On the Apple Cider Doughnut.”  Verse Afire,  June 2019.  [10].

“For Joan Jones, Sanctified and Righteous.”  The Chronicle-Herald.  [Halifax (NS)].  Monday, April 15, 2019.  A6.

“Ecclesiastes III” and “Ecclesiastes XI.”  Two poems.  The Trinity Review. 131 (Spring 2019):  8-12.

“Alexandria Alight.”  One poem.  FYP News: The Poetry and Politics Issue.  [University of King’s College, Halifax (NS)].  Spring 2019.  1-2.

“The Progress of Servitude,” “The True History of Jesse Williams,” and “À Rimini.”  Three Poems.  Undocumented:  Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice.  Ron Riekki and Andrea Scarpino, eds.  East Lansing (MI): Michigan State University Press, 2019.  90-98 & 267-272.

“Constitution Next.”  One poem.  “175:  A birthday wish list for The Globe and Mail.”  Globe and Mail.  [Toronto, ON]  Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  A14.

“Moses” and “Song of Solomon—VII.”  Two poems.  Braided Way Magazine.  February 5, 2019.  [& Forthcoming]

“Song of Solomon III.”  One poem.  Grain.  46.2 (Winter 2019):  100.

“Job (Addendum),” “Judith XV,” “Esther XI,” and “Addendum to Solomon XIV.”  Four poems.  The Nashwaak Review.  40/41.1 (Fall/Winter 2018/19):  8-18.

“Wisdom of Solomon VI,” “VIII,” and “IX.”  Three poems.  The Pangolin Review.  8 (January 8 2019).

“Elegy for Vivian White.”  Verse Afire.  January 2019.  [n.p.]



“At Ortona: An Oratorio.”  One poem.  The Globe and Mail.  [Toronto (ON)]  Thursday, December 27, 2018.  A19.

“King Bee Blues,” “Angel,” “Wisdom of Shelley,” “Blues for X,” and “Repulsion.”  Five poems translated into Bangla.  Farzana Naz, trans.  Arts.bdnews24.  November 2018.

“Lincoln Plans for Peace (Pace Appomattox).”  One poem.  Best Canadian Poetry [in English] 2018.  Ed. Hoa Nguyen.  Toronto: Tightrope Books, 2018.  43-45.

“Ecclesiasticus IX,” “XLVI,” and “L.”  Three poems.  The Malahat Review.  204 (Autumn 2018):  84-89.

“An Armistice at Last?”  One poem.  Recited by Percy Hatfield, MPP, Leglislative Assembly of Ontario, on Monday, 19 November, 2018.  Official Report of Debates (Hansard), No. 50 (1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Monday 19 November 2018):  2354.

“An Armistice At Last?”  One poem.  Recited by Michael Bawtree (Acting President, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion), during the Remembrance Day Service, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, November 11, 2018.

“II—Gospel of Peter,”  “I—Book of Shehzade,” “II—Book of Shehzade,” “III—Book of Judas,” “VII—Book of Judas,” “XVI—Book of Judith,” and “I—Book of Esther.”  Seven poems.  Dis(s)ent:  Speaking Truth Back to Power in our Post-Truth, Fake News Era.  Eds. George Elliott Clarke & Sanita Fejzic.  Ottawa:  InWords Magazine and Press, 2018.  40-57.

“The Book of Samson (Repressed Excerpt from Judges)” and “Judith IX.”  Two poems.  Poem: International English Language Quarterly.  6.3-4 (September-December 2018):  297-302.

“Ecclesiasticus III” and “VI.”  Two poems.  Vallum.  15.2 (2018):  23-24.

“Wisdom of Solomon XIX.”  One poem.  Poetry Daily.  Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

“Wisdom of Solomon II,” “Wisdom of Solomon XIX,” and “Ecclesiasticus V.”  Three poems.  African American Review.  51.3 (Fall 2018):  233-236.

“Discourse on Pure Virtue.”  One poem.  Translated into Bangla by Farzana Naz.  Arts.bdnews24.  October 9, 2018. 

“Zanzibar: A Meditation on Slavery.”  One poem, handwritten on Fairmont Hotel Chain stationery and mounted and framed, and also printed, for exhibit, “eRacism.”  Curator: Paul Crawford.  Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton (BC), July 6, 2018-September 16, 2018.

“Green Light:  A Chronicle of Sun.”  One poem.  Heartwood:  Poems for the Love of Trees: A League of Canadian Poets Anthology.  Ed. Lesley Strutt.  Toronto:  League of Canadian Poets, 2018.  110-114.

“Up in Smoke.”  One poem.  “The Great Canadian Cannabis Poem Is Real, And It’s Spectacular.  Ed. Kieran Delamont.  Lift.  Apr 20, 2018. 

“The Story of Dalhousie; Or, The University as Insurgency.”  One poem.  Dalhousie University:  A 200th Anniversary Portrait.  Mona Holmland, curator.  Fredericton:  Goose Lane Editions, 2018.  8-21.

“On the Pro-Slavery (Canuck) Unconscious:  A Sestina Denouncing Continued Oppression.”  CBC Radio.  Ideas.  July 5, 2018. 

“Snow-Job: Why is Black Slavery ‘Whited Out’ in Canadian History? An Incorrect Sestina.”  CBC Radio.   Ideas.  June 28, 2018.

“Ecclesiasticus XXII.”  One poem.  LRC: Literary Review of Canada.  26.5 (June 2018):  6.

  “Elegy for Leonard Cohen.”  One poem.  150+: Canada’s History in Poetry.  Ed. Judy Gaudet.  Charlottetown: Acorn Press, 2018.  253-254.

“Watercolour for Negro Expatriates in France,” “Nu(is)ance,” “IV.iii,” and “Discourse on My Name.”  Four poems with Brazilian Portuguese translations.  Poesia Canadense Contemporânea e Multiculturalismo.  Ed. Maria Lúcia Milléo Martins.  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): 7 Letras, 2018.  104-123.

  “Judith I & II & III.”  Three poems.  The Dalhousie Review.  98.1 (Spring 2018):  75-86.

  “From: Radiant, A novel-in-progress.”  One short story.  Release any words stuck inside of you: An untethered Collection of Shorts.  Eds. Nicole Haldoupis and Geoff Pevlin.  [Toronto, ON]: Applebeard Editions, 2018.  154-158.

  “Living History.”  One poem.  Luminous Ink:  Writers on Writing in Canada.  Tessa McWatt, Rabinadrath Maharaj, and Dionne Brand.  Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2018.  139-146.

  “On the Centennial of the October (Bolshevik) Revolution:  A Canticle.”  One poem.  Labour / Le Travail.  81 (Spring 2018 Printemps):  241-243.

“Enoch 4: 1-18,” “Enoch 7: 1-34,” “Samson IV,” and “David (Excerpt from II Samuel 11).”  Four poems.  Maple Tree Literary Supplement.  23 (April-July 2018).  ISSN 1916-341X.

“Wisdom of Solomon (IV).”  One poem.  The Trinity Review.  Spring Journal (2018).  14-16.

“Ezra Pound @ Rimini, 1935” and “À Tempio Malatestiano (Rimini):  By W.E.B. Du Bois.”  Two poems.  Comparative Literature for the New Century.  Eds. Giulia de Gasperi and Joseph Pivato.  Kingston (ON) & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018.  138-146.

“Rollcall.”  One poem.  Printed in green and white—the colours of the Nigerian flag—by the Office of the President, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, February 2018.

  “Elegy for Gord Downie.”  One poem.  Recited in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario by Percy Hatfield, MPP, on March 8, 2018.  Official Report of Debates (Hansard).  148.  2nd Session, 41st Parliament.  7709.

  “Surveying Winnipeg.”  One poem.  Recited in the House of Commons by Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP, on February 8, 2018.  House of Commons Debates.  1st Session, 42nd Parliament, 148. 260 (Thursday, February 8, 2018):  16971.

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“The Story of Dalhousie; Or, The University as Insurgency.”  Our Third Century Starts With You: Dalhousie’s Bicentennial Launch.  Halifax (NS): Dalhousie University, February 6, 2018. tradition/bicentennial-poem.html

“Address to a Politico.”  One poem.  League of Canadian Poets website-published on January 23, 2018.

“Judas 1-10,” “The Book of Samson (Repressed Excerpt from Judges),” “Screed 2,” “Screed 3,” “On the Martyrdom of Malcolm X.”  5 poems.  Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance Journal.  2018.