“For Joan Jones, Sanctified and Righteous.” In honour of Civil Rights Activist Joan Jones. The Chronicle Herald. June 1, 2019.
“Moses” and “Song of Solomon—VII.” Two poems. Braided Way Magazine. February 5, 2019.
“Wisdom of Solomon VI,” “VIII,” and “IX.” Three poems. The Pangolin Review. January 8 2019.
“Exodus XX (Gloss),” “Ruth II,” “Ruth III,” and “Ezra VI.” In Ottawater. January 2019.
“At Ortona: An Oratorio.” A poem. The Globe and Mail. [Toronto (ON)] Thursday, December 27, 2018. A19.
“Discourse on Pure Virtue.” Translated into Bangla by Farzana Naz. October 9, 2018.
“Zanzibar: A Meditation on Slavery.” A 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.
"Address to a Politico." For Robert Burns night, published on the League of Canadian Poets website, January 23, 2018.
Poems written as Parliamentary Poet Laureate
From the Diary of William Andrew White, à Lajoux, Jura, France, Décembre 1917
A powerful rain
dins down these mountains,
rinses peak snow into hellish streams,
floods gully and pitfall.
Ain’t You Scared of the Sacred?: A Spiritual
Ain’t you scared of the Sacred?
Ain’t you scared of the Sacred?
Divinity spies you naked.
Tremble or your heart breaketh.
Up in Smoke, or Reverie on the “Mary Jane” Legislation
If Parliament high-fives marijuana,
Druggists will decide that grass is manna
(Reefer potent right now—and mañana:
Good weed feeds medicinal arcana);
Kaddish for Leonard Cohen
(à la manière d'Allen Ginsberg)
This terrible, irritable dawn—
This morning of Mourning—
His obituary crowbars apart
Prophecy and Nostalgia...
Letter to Canada
(pace Allen Ginsberg's "America")
Canada, when will we finally enforce a Pax Canadiana in America,
replacing all their automatic weapons with hockey sticks?
An Elegy for Gord Downie—
via A Review of Coke Machine Glow)
Elegantly trick-riding rain—
Savvy as Grant Fuhr in the crease—
Levitates militantly, but
Still drops, freckling, speckling sidewalks
On Heckling, or Oral Violations of Standing Order 16
To exclaim, loudly, is no boorish act -
So long as Members honour the contract
That one is silent to let others speak,
To audit discourse with thought forensic.
Beat Meditations: Beach / Mountain
Waves shining like woven cord and straw—
shoot forth short fronds—
knotting against rocks
or leafing with seaweed,
Yukon / Utopia
In “Spell of the Yukon,” Bobby Service suggests,
The realm’s Utopia—snock snarls of forests;
Avalanches that out-grumble politicos;
Gold that outweighs paper dollars backed by zeroes;
On Political Economy; or, The Ballad of Viola
It's impossible proof! The ten-dollar
Bill sporting her face demonstrates "Crime pays":
But, first, the heroine has to holler;
She has to be jailed while ass-like Law brays
More Poems Online
For Robert Burns night, published on the League of Canadian Poets website,
January 23, 2018.
A Dialogue. "Ain't you Scared of the Sacred?" (With Aaron Kent).
April 8, 2017.
The Halifax Examiner, December 3, 2016.
The Malahat Review, summer 2016.
The Toronto Review of Books, October 15, 2013
October 31, 2017.
Chinese Translation by Anna Yin.
April 22, 2017.
YVR (Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, British Columbia)
24 Février MMXVII.
(CBC: Published Online September 30, 2017.)
Waste Land German translation by Paul Celan . The Walrus. April 15,
Eyewear, the Blog, January 7, 2011
"An Introduction to the Late Revolution in 'Haiti': by Abraham Lincoln (1834)."