University of British Columbia, BA, MA
McGill University, PhD

I hold a PhD in English from McGill University. In addition to teaching introductions to university writing and historical surveys of British literature, I have also offered the following courses: “Virginia Woolf: Feminism, Pacifism, and the Response to War”; “Writing the Human Genome”; “‘A Woman’s Sentence’: Twentieth Century Experiments in Form”; “The Private Life of War;” “Writing at the Edge of the World: Place and Belonging on the West Coast.” I am also a faculty member of the Department of English at Douglas College.

My poetry has won the Gustafson Prize and the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and has appeared in the 2013 Global Poetry Anthology and The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014. My first collection, Karyotype, is published by Brick Books (2015). My next book, Ledi, will appear with BookThug in 2018.


Selected Publications

  • Ledi. (Poetry). Forthcoming, Fall 2018. BookThug.
  • “Bluegrass.” Forthcoming. The Fiddlehead. Spring 2017. Honourable Mention, 26th Annual Contest.
  • “Winter ghazals” and “Peredelkino 1956-1960.” The Antigonish Review. 188. Winter 2017.
  • “In Conversation with Kim Trainor.” Interview by Doyali Islam. CWILA: Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. 11 January 2017.
  • “You tell me in the summer the light” and “The geometry of conscience.” The Fiddlehead. No.270 Winter 2017.
  • “Words Lodged in Muscle and Bone:  Lee Maracle’s Talking to the Diaspora.” Arc Poetry Magazine, January 2017.
  • “glass, clay, Lascaux” and “Notes on the Atacama humanoid.” Grain. 43.3. Spring 2016.
  • “Poetry in the Courtroom.” Review of Sue Goyette’s The Brief Reincarnation of a GirlArc Poetry Magazine 80. 2016.
  • Karyotype. (Poetry Collection). Brick Books. 2015.
  • “How Poems Work: Pat Lowther’s ‘Hotline to the Gulf.’” Arc Poetry Magazine. Issue 77. Summer 2015.
  • “Field Notes: Arras, 1917.” Spring, 2014. 181. The Antigonish Review.
  • “Twentieth Century Genre” and “The semantic fields of glass and other transparent materials in the poetry of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński.” Spring, 2014. CV2
  • “Nothing is Lost.” (Excerpt). The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014. Tightrope Books.
  • “Two Days in Spring” and “Bicycle Arpeggios.” Montreal International Poetry Prize Longlist e-Anthology. Signal Editions. 2013 and the Global Poetry Anthology, Signal Editions, 2013. 24; 81-83.
  • “Nothing is Lost.” The Malahat Review. Summer 2013. No.183. 51-65.
  • “Cradle Song: Six Variations.” The Fiddlehead. Spring 2013. No.255. 55-57.
  • “Karyotype VII & XIX.” Qwerty. 29. Spring 2013. 78-79.
  • “Russian Notebook: Moscow 1918-1920.” The Antigonish Review. 172. Winter 2013. 13-16.