Toronto Poetry Map – includes the poem “Shift Change”, which appears in MESS: the hospital anthology (Tightrope Books, 2014). The map is hosted by the Toronto Public Library as a “way to explore the city tMatrix logohrough poetry.” (Dec ’15)

Matrix Magazine – featured the poem, “Butterflies“. (Nov ’15)


Exhibition & Award – The textwork “The Narrative of Marie” (awarded 1st prize) was part of Station Gallery‘s annual juried exhibition. (Nov ’15 – Jan ’16)

The Litter I See Project – The poem, “All That’s Left”, is part of this online project in support of literacy and Frontier College. (Oct ’15)

Brick Books Celebration of Canadian Poetrybb_logo_02 contribution – Celebrating poetry and Brick Books’ 40th anniversary, an introduction to the work of Canadian modernist poet Anne Wilkinson. (Jul ’15)

Listed Favourite – The miniature ‘re-portrait’, “The Narrative of Marie“, was featured in venus febriculosa‘s competition based on UK artist Tom Phillips’ altered book, A Humument. Phillips selected, and both winners and favourites can be viewed on the web site. Venus febriculosa is “dedicated to fostering interest in the relationship between literature and the visual arts.” (Jun ’15)

Listed Author – “Ten great authors living, writing in Durham Region“. (May ’15) logo

Art Show & Event – The textwork “A Place to Stand” was part of “Drawing for Art” show and gala fundraiser at Whitby Station Gallery and featured in a WCDR workshop hosted at the gallery. (Apr ’15)

CNQ books of yearBook Listed & ReviewedThe Essential Anne Wilkinson named a 2014 “Book of the Year” by CNQ Canadian Notes & Queries editors and contributors. Read other reviews of the collection on, Word to Word, and Foreword Reviews. (Jan & Feb ’15)

Exhibition & Award – The diptych “Mary S.”, from the “Heads of Fate” textwork series, awarded 2nd prize at Station Gallery’s “Slice of Life” juried exhibition in Whitby, Ontario. (Nov ’14 – Jan ’15)

Reading – “Lay Your Word Down” poetry series in Cobourg, Ontario. (Dec ’14)

Reading – With Stuart Ross, at “Writers in my Residence” salon in Whitby, Ontario. The event was documented in “You say salon, I say pass the cheese ball” by Carin Makuz. (Nov ’14)

Poems – Autumn issue of The Antigonish Review #179. (Nov)

Book ReleaseThe Essential Anne Wilkinson, poems, introduced and selected, from the works of the late Canadian modernist poet, published by the Porcupine’s Quill. Volume 11 in the Essential Poets Series, which presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets. (Nov)

Open Book Toronto Feature– about location and inspiration, in “At the Desk” column. (Nov)

Renaissance-Anthology-FRONT-COVER-w2402Art Festival – Work from the “TexTiles” series exhibited at Oshawa Space Invaders 2014 Urban Art Festival. View photos. (Sep ’14)

Reading – “Words of the Season” in Pickering, Ontario, part of Durham Region’s Culture Days celebration. (Sep)

Cover Art – The textwork “Antoinette’s Head” won the cover art competition and was featured on the Writers’ Community of Durham Region 2014 Short Fiction Renaissance anthology (Piquant Press). (Fall)

Feature RebootNuméro Cinq feature reappeared on Bookmarking Book Art. (Jun)

Numéro Cinq article header May 7 2014Feature & Interview – In Numéro Cinq magazine. Read “Codes, Texts & TexTiles: Art & Interview with Ingrid Ruthig“, part of Nance Van Winckel’s “Off The Page” series. (May ’14)

Event Host & Interviewer – 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference Festival of Authors, with authors Karen Connelly, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Catherine Bush. (Apr)

2014 Miscellany – “Antoinette’s Head” exhibited at Station Gallery’s “Drawing for Art” 2014. || Poem in MESS: The Hospital Anthology (Tightrope Books). || Contributor to “A Rewording Life” project, an anthology edited by Sheryl Gordon in support of language, memory, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation, to be released in 2015. || In fall, a community TA for the University of Pennsylvania’s Coursera MOOC “Modern & Contemporary American Poetry” (or “ModPo”), facilitated by Professor Al Filreis.

Artist-Educator – The Royal Conservatory of Music & Ontario Arts Council’s Artist-Educator Foundations Course. (Mar)

Interview – “On the Weaving Together of Writers and Editors” on Gwen Tuinman’s “Stories, Words and Whispers” blog. (Jan ’14)

Artist’s Book “The Arbitrary Text Of Wreckage” (call number: 225.58-8) joins the “BinaReCodings” artist’s book at the Brooklyn Art Library. Part of The Sketchbook Project 2014, the book toured Canada and the US from March to October. (Jan)

Group Show – The textwork, “dBooked”, at Ajax’s McLean Recreation Complex, Ajax, Ontario. (Jan & Feb ’14)

Textwork Featured – “Confluence”, a privately commissioned textwork, was the 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference “Story Starter Contest” featured image for the month. (Jan)

Small Works Show & Reading – Four “TexTiles” featured at The Vault, and reading at the official opening event. (Dec ’13 – Jan ’14)

OBO screen cap Dec 2013Recommended ReadSlipstream included on Open Book Ontario‘s “Focus On: Durham Region – The Recommended Reads” list. (Dec ’13)

Feature Article – For Open Book Ontario‘s “Focus On” series: “Here Be Writers – Charting One Writer’s Journey in Literary Durham Region.” (Dec ’13)

Exhibition & Award – “TexTiles” took first prize at Whitby Station Gallery’s Mind & Matter exhibition, selected by jurors Anik Glaude, Gil McElroy, and Alice Teichert. (Nov ’13 – Jan ’14)

Event Host & Interviewer – An evening with Red Maple Nonfiction Award-winning author Bill Swan at Whitby Public Library’s 2013 “November Noir” event.

Artist’s Book of the Moment – Slipstream listed in the Art Gallery of York University’s “Artist’s Book of the Moment 2013” (ABotM) exhibition and competition. (Nov)

Shout-out – Journalist, author, and military historian Ted Barris gave a shout-out in his article “The Face of Writing.” (Fall)

Cameo Appearance – Textworks appear in “Take a City”, an insightful article by Carin Makuz on her Matilda Magtree blog. (Sep)

Art Festival – OshawaSpaceInvaders: “Contemporary Art in Temporary Spaces – A Celebration of Visual Art in Downtown Oshawa.” (Sep)

Encore screenshotGuest Columnist & Essay – “Ephemeris” guest columnist for Encore Literary Magazine. Read “Linkage”, an essay about language, labels, and limitations. (Aug ’13)

Reading – At More2Life4Women magazine’s “Summer Solstice Open Mic” in Whitby. (Jun)

Reading – In Toronto, at the book launch and celebration of the late Daryl Hine’s posthumous collection “A Reliquary and Other Poems” (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) at Ben McNally Books, read with other invited poets. (May)

CBC’s Hyperlocal Piece – Read “Driving Away” on CBC-CanadaWrites HYPERLOCAL – “stories of changing neighbourhoods from Canadians across the country”. (May)

Event Host & Interviewer – Blue Heron Books’ “Books & Brunch” at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, with bestselling author Susanna Kearsley for latest book, The Firebird. (Apr ’13)

Reading – At Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, with fellow Durham Region poets Helen Bajorek-MacDonald, Stephanie Curry, and James Dewar. (Apr)

Poem Broadsides – A package including “Rumours Of Sky” and “Timekeeping With A Friend” is available for purchase from ARKITEXWERKS. (May)

Artist’s Book – 2013. “BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word'” toured North America with Art House Co-op’s “Sketchbook Project 2013” and the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY. Read about the project in the Wall Street Journal.

Recommended Read & CuratorRichard Outram: Essays on His Works listed in Open Book Ontario‘s “Recommended Reads – Cobourg and Port Hope”. Curator of March entry about Outram’s former home at 81 Pine Street South in Port Hope, Ontario — Open Book Ontario‘s featured Ontario Literary Landmark.

Essay – “Only the Words” (archived text only) accompanied by selected photos of the textwork “The Etymologist’s Collection”, featured at (Feb ’13)

Show & Fundraiser – Station Gallery, Whitby. A piece created for the “BinaReCodings” series was the second artwork selected by a patron from among over one hundred available at the draw. (Apr ’13)

Chair Affair 2013Durham Community Foundation participating artist. (Feb ’13)

Sketchbook Project 2013 The project, run by Art House Co-op, an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects, toured North American cities from March to August and is permanently housed in the Brooklyn Art Library. View “BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word'” here, or online in the Digital Library, or in person at the Brooklyn Art Library.

Juried Exhibition – “Shift”, Station Gallery, Whitby. (Dec ’12 – Jan ’13)

Work Featured –, in the “Poets on Art” section. (Nov ’12)

Event Host & Interviewer – “Cracking the Mystery of the First Novel”, Whitby Public Library, with authors Ruth E. Walker and Allison Baggio during the library’s annual “November Noir”.

Artist’s Talk – Station Gallery’s “Super Sunday: Text Collage”, Whitby. (Nov ’12)

Curated Exhibition Station Gallery, Whitby. Along with John Di Leonardo, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Helen Bajorek MacDonald, Kal Honey, and Toni Hamel. (Oct – Dec ’12)

The Best Canadian Poetry selection & readingThe Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2012 anthology, was launched in Toronto in October 2012. The series, edited by Molly Peacock along with a poet guest editor (this year’s being Carmine Starnino), chooses “the fifty best Canadian poems published in Canadian online and print literary journals for the calendar year.” (Tightrope Books, publisher)

Review in National Post – July 28, 2012 print edition.


Six Fall Shows in 2012:
Sept 8 – Oct 14 “Off the Page”, Surfacing, Station Gallery, Whitby
Sept 22 – 29 “Book<>Art”, Blue Heron Studio & Books, Uxbridge*
Sept 20 – Oct 25 “Slipstream”, Ajax Town Hall
Oct 20 – Dec 2 “Reading the Image”, Station Gallery
Nov 3 – Dec 23 “Allan’s Artists”, Silverstone Gallery, Pickering.
Dec 8 – Jan 6, 2013 “Shift” Annual Members Exhibition, Station Gallery

Award – *”dBooked” (shown at Blue Heron Studio) awarded first prize at the Book<->Art exhibition in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Poem Included Poet to Poet anthology “written to, about, or in the manner of other poets” (Guernica Editions). 

Book Reviewed Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2011) reviewed on Northern Poetry Review and

Two-Book Review – written for Northern Poetry Review.

Spring Show“Drawing for Art”, Station Gallery, Whitby. (Apr)

Associate Editor – Northern Poetry Review (NPR).

New Poems Gloomcupboard magazine online.

Interview – Northern Poetry Review (NPR), with fellow poet Leigh Kotsilidis.

Poems Selected Poet to Poet anthology (Guernica Editions, 2012) and Mess: the hospital anthology (Tightrope Books, 2013).

Feature & Cover – East of the City magazine, Arts issue, “Caught in the Slipstream” by Heather O’Connor. (Fall ’11)

Juried Exhibition – “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Station Gallery, Whitby (Fall 2011).

Event Host & Interviewer – “November Noir”, Whitby Public Library, with author Robert Rotenberg. 

Literary Landmark –  Open Book Ontario article about home of Canadian poet Richard Outram. Find Richard Outram: Essays on His Works at Guernica Editions.

New Books Slipstream (ARKITEXWERKS) and Richard Outram – Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions). Launches took place in Toronto and Bowmanville. (Fall ’11)

Haiku to Music –  Great Canadian Haiku Project anthology, with 16 other writers whose haiku were set to music by Hawksley Workman, Royal Wood, Emm Gryner, and Catherine McInnes then performed at Home County Folk Festival, London, ON. Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, streamed live and recorded by 94.9 CHRW radio. (Jun ’11)

Interviews – “On Writing and Mixed Media, with Ingrid Ruthig” in Open Book Ontario | “Who’s Who” by Heather O’Connor for WCDR’s WordWeaver.

New Poems – The Antigonish Review Volume 42, No.165.

Spring 2011 Shows – April, “Drawing for Art“, Station Gallery. Jan – Apr, “Slipstream” textwork series, Aurora Cultural Centre.

Event Host & InterviewerCentennial Building, Whitby, with Whitby Public Library, for the Canadian launch of Susanna Kearsley’s latest novel.

Juried Exhibition – “Japanese Staging Of An Ontario Play” textwork, Whitby Station Gallery’s “Looking Forward, Looking Back” show. (Dec ’10 – Jan ’11)

ReadingPandora’s Box Salon “Some Like It Hot” event, Aurora Cultural Centre, in conjunction with the exhibition of “Slipstream” textwork. (Feb ’11)

Listed Author – Durham Region Local Authors Database, hosted by Ajax Public Library.

Guest Facilitator – WCDR “Reading As Writers” (RAW) website, with Ruth Walker, about Rabindranath Maharaj’s first novel Homer in Flight. (Nov – Dec ’10)

Solo Exhibitions – “Fragments of the Missing” series, Central Whitby Public Library. The textwork series “Slipstream” was also at Artspace on the Mezzanine, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville. (Oct – Nov ’10)

Poems Selected – by Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Pierre DesRuisseaux, and featured on the Parliamentary “Poem of the Month” website, where they remain archived. (June & July ’10)

Solo Show – “Fragments of the Missing”, Ontario Power Generation Information Centre, Pickering, ON (part of PineRidge Art Council’s “Art in Public Places” initiative). (May – Jun ’10)

Seven Questions, Now and Then” – Featured on RAW “Reading As Writers” online.

Event HostWhitby Central Public Library, interviewed NY Times bestselling novelist Susanna Kearsley. (May ’10)

Group Show – Whitby Station Gallery, “Drawing for Art“.  (Spring 2010)

Book ReviewNorthern Poetry Review. Moez Surani’s poetry collection Reticent Bodies.

Anthology & Reading – Rogue Stimulus (eds. Stephen Brockwell & Stuart Ross, Mansfield Press) book’s launch, Monarch Tavern, Toronto. (Mar ’10)

InterviewMaisonneuve magazine, with Rabindranath Maharaj about his novel The Amazing Absorbing Boy.

Experimental PoemsDitch, anthology 4 (canadian) (innovative poets), Trainwreck Press. 

Writing Scholarship – Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR) scholarship. (Spring ’10)

Group ShowArtspace on the Mezzanine, Bowmanville, with Jane Eccles, Olex Wlasenko, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Sally Thurlow, Margaret Rodgers, David B. Gillespie. (Dec ’09)

PoemsGloom Cupboard magazine and Grain (Volume 36.3) literary journal.

ReviewsQuill & Quire (Dec ’09) and Northern Poetry Review

ProfileSurfacing arts magazine. (Fall ’09)

Reading & Discussion – “More Than Meets The Ear: Artists and Writers in Dialogue”, an evening of readings/discussion among artists & writers with work featured at ‘Artspace on the Mezzanine’, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville.

Editorial Board member – 2000 to 2007, of Lichen Literary Journal/Lichen Arts & Letters Preview (editor, poetry & visual art).