Sailing to Babylon Reviewed in the National Post

What a pleasure to read critic Michael Lista's appreciative review of Sailing to Babylon in the National Post, a major newspaper in Canada. In this first response to the book in print, Lista considers "the enduring beauty of [the long poem] 'Quarry Park,' and of Sailing to Babylon as a whole." My warm thanks to Michael!

Sailing to Babylon Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award

I was delighted to learn this morning that my book Sailing to Babylon is on the shortlist in Canada for the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry. All the finalists are invited to read at the Atwater Library in Montreal, on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 7 pm. (I'll be there.) The winner will be announced in early November.