I am a writer, editor, and archivist. And, I live in Toronto, Ontario with my husband, my daughter and son, and a parti-coloured mini-schnauzer named Elvis.
I am the author of A Newer Wilderness, poems (Insomniac). And I have just completed the manuscript of my first novel, The Week in Radio. My creative work has appeared in the Malahat Review, Fiddlehead, and ARC, among others. I have been nominated for a National Magazine Award. And, I was the recipient of the Malahat Long Poem Prize and grants from the Canada Council and the Toronto Arts Council.
At Northwestern University, I was a student in both the Creative Writing and American Studies Programs. And, I hold a PhD in English, 18th-Century British Poetry, from The University of Toronto.
You might also be familiar with the blogs I produced from 2011-2016, The Lunchbox Season and Summer of Funner, which were affiliated with HuffPost Canada Parents [formerly Parentdish.ca, rebranded in 2017 as Oath]. In 2017, I decided to put those blogs to rest and created an online magazine, Smelling Salts Journal. Here, I occasionally share my opinions about the things that fill me with purpose, namely, books, music, & food, either because of their inherent goodness or because they’ve forced me to resort to my “smelling salts.”
Here is a suite of poems reprinted from A Newer Wilderness:
And here is a more bookish sample of sponsored blog content:
For a proper literary CV, or for any other questions or comments, you can reach me via email at roseye [at] rogers [dot] com.