Hi! I’m going to be selfish and drop a note about myself. I’m a graduate student currently living in Greensboro, North Carolina, attending UNCG for a Master of Fine Arts in poetry. I’ve got my fingers crossed to graduate in May 2019. I’m a first generation Maltese-Canadian from Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada: it’s a tiny little town just off the cold and beautiful Northumberland Strait. I completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts in politics and poetry between the University of Ottawa and Acadia University in 2017. More personally: I’m a cat mom, collector of whale tattoos (current count: 3 of 15), and I’m doing my best to survive my mental illnesses.
This list will be updated as my publication history grows. If you’re interested to see what I’ve been writing, the following magazines and presses have given my poems beautiful homes.
Estuary is Acadia University’s literary and fine arts magazine. Irreconcilable Circumstances and Cross Examination, both from my undergraduate thesis IL BENNEJ U IL BAĦĦAR The Mason and the Mariner, are featured in the Spring 2017 issue.
POST GHOST PRESS based in Toronto, Canada, has a beautiful series of multi-author quarterly zine called Small Poems for the Masses. My poem After Hours in the Observatory has a place in the second volume of Small Poems. Prints are out in early 2019.
I will have two poems, Skinny Dipping and Girl Finds a Garter Snake in a provincial anthology of poems about or poets from Prince Edward Island in a joint project from the provincial council of the arts and the university. I’ve not heard a definitive publication date or anthology title yet, but I suspect it will be out by the summer of 2019.
My first piece of creative nonfiction (title and publication date TBA) is forthcoming from the University of New Brunswick’s Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne. It is a collaboration with four of my peers—young women I admire hugely and am deeply grateful to have in my life. We were all English (plus one History) honours at Acadia in 2015-16-17 and remained fast friends after graduation. Together we wrote a commemorative essay about a former professor of ours who passed so unexpectedly in the summer of 2016.