In the last week I’ve been interviewed on CIUT in Toronto about my book. It was a great opportunity to get the word out there in the Toronto area and to be a part of a radio show that actually focuses on poetry. Imagine! Air time devoted to verse. Boggles the mind. The website link is here, where you can find a posting of the latest podcast. I have not yet seen the episode I appeared on posted, but keep your eyes open and it may appear there in the near future.
I’ve been up to my eyeballs trying to come up with the best ways to teach writing to a group of high school kids. So far so good. I’ve also begun a poetry society at the school that meets weekly to discuss work that members have been working on. The provincial Arts and Letters Awards are coming up and I’ve been encouraging the students to enter something and using the poetry group as a forum for revision, editing, and sharing of ideas with the hope that student writing will improve. I’d love nothing more than to see a student of mine win one of the awards, but we’ll see what happens as time passes.