Tuesday, 29 July 2014

I'll be reading in St. John's, Newfoundland on Thursday, August 21st

I will be reading at an event called OUT-OF-TOWNERS AT THE SHIP on August 21st with Jonathan Bennett, Miranda Hill, Brian Panhuyzen, and Sandra Ridley. Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi and George Murray. Hope to see you there.

Click here for details.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

I'm teaching the Poetry Master Class at U of T this fall.

I'll be back at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies this fall, this time to teach the Poetry Master Class from September 23 to December 9. Registration is now open, and there are spaces open if you wish to enroll. If you haven't completed the Poetry II course already, then admission will be based on a portfolio of your work. Unlike the Poetry Intro and Poetry II courses, which are eight weeks long, the Master Class is an intensive twelve-week course. See you there?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

It has been quiet, but I am working away...

The blog has been quiet for a couple of months, but big things are in the works. The new book is almost ready to go to press, and an Advance Reading Copy has already been made for promotional purposes.

Lots of events are being planned for the fall, and of course there will also be a whole new season of Buckrider Books from Wolsak & Wynn, with poetry from Claire Caldwell and Jesse Patrick Ferguson, and a novel by Christine Fischer Guy. Stay tuned for more announcements!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Town Crier covers the Buckrider launch

Well, we launched my new imprint, Buckrider Books, with Wolsak & Wynn last week at the Gladstone Ballroom. The Town Crier's Kris Bone was there to cover the event. Here are some highlights:

On Erina Harris and The Stag Head Spoke

"Harris’s poetry was haunting and highly refined. Drawing on the traditions of a wide variety of forms (such as the sonnet and the fairy tale) to explore rhyme in new ways, Harris has created an atmospheric set of poems, delivered in an even yet ethereal tone."

On David James Brock and Everyone Is CO2:

"An expert combination of smart, snappy phrasing and interesting, offbeat subject matter made his poems exciting to listen to. Brock’s work continues to mutate and evolve, comfortable spanning multiple genres and conceptual divides as he moves into his first full-length publication, with his poetry stronger, stranger, and more fearless than anything we’ve seen from him yet."

On D. D. Miller and David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories

"Funny and well-paced, it marks a welcome addition to Toronto’s wealth of short fiction collections."

You can read the entire piece here.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The first Buckrider Books title is here!

D. D. Miller's new short story collection, David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide & Other Stories, is hot of the press and ready to launch next month. Here's what some have already said about the book:

"D. D. Miller's David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories pulls back the curtain on the tense and darkly funny world of post-millenial men. Tasked with negotiating a universe of amateur porn stars, chat room suiciders, and distracted derby girls, Miller's men are brazen, yet oddly disengaged -- and above all, sharply observed."
-- Elisabeth de Mariaffi, author of How to Get Along with Women

"A striking debut. With unwavering eye and mordant humour, these stories gently scrape the civil fa├žade to reveal what’s awkward, raw and, sometimes, brutal in us. D. D. Miller is a writer to watch."
-- Bill Gaston, author of The World and Gargoyles

Saturday, 22 March 2014

I'm teaching a poetry workshop for the QWF in Montreal on April 26

Hey Montreal, I'll be teaching a poetry workshop called Wreckage & Recycling in your beautiful city on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The workshop will concentrate on several forms, ancient and modern, that scavenge old texts in order to construct new poems from the fragments of the past. These forms include centos, erasures, glosas, text collages, and more. We will investigate the history of these practices, and examine their contemporary resurgence. Time will also be devoted to writing and work-shopping new poems using these techniques. To register, or for more information, please visit the QWF website.