Greg's 2016 Roundup

Hello, dear friends. Has another year really gone by?

I really haven't kept up to date on this blog, although if you want know what's going on with me, please be sure to follow me on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook (here and here), and now Instagram.

That being said, I'd like to keep up my End of the Year Reading List and add a roundup of some of my happenings in 2016. It was a year filled with health-related lows and the losses of my dear grandparents. But it was also a year of wild highs, with me being awarded a CALQ Research & Creation Grant for a new book project I'm excited to dive into the new year and getting a new teaching position that will be starting in January, 2017.

So here's to a a happy, healthy, and productive 2017 to you all. Here we go:

Some journals and anthologies I was published in 2016

Poem "Siem Reap, Cambodia" featured and discussed in World Literature Today
Two poems in The Feathertale Review, issue 18
Queen's Quarterly, Winter 2016 issue
# Nous Sommes Paris anthology, commemorating the victims of November 13, 2015

Selected Readings, Presentations, and Miscellaneous from 2016

Poetry Night 061 at Kafein, Montreal, March 1, 2016

Épiques Voices reading, Festival Dans ta tête, La Vitriola, Montreal, March 9, 2016

Yellow Door Reading Series, March 22, 2016

DC Books Spring Launch, April 14, 2016

Featured in "11 do's and don'ts for writing great poetry", CBC Books, April 15, 2016

Impromptu #27, writing prompts, The Found Poetry Review, April 27, 2016

The Green Mic Open Mic, Coop la Maison Verte, Montreal, July 28, 2016

Vallum Poetry Pop-Up Shop, Chez Boris, Montreal, September 10, 2016

Blackout Poetry Workshop, The Learning Tent, Word on the Street Festival, Toronto, September 25, 2016

Lit Pop Reading Series, Comedy Works, Montreal, October 30, 2016

Vallum Magazine and Chapbook Launch, Montreal, November 7, 2016

Marianopolis College Reading, Montreal, November 8, 2016

Scrivener Creative Review Bilingual Poetry Reading, Kafein,Montreal, November 15, 2016

The Lawn Chair Soirée, Chez Boris, Montreal, November 17, 2016

Books I read in 2016 that I thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend you read, too!

Nox, Anne Carson
The Other Oscar, Cora Siré
XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, Campbell McGrath
The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner
Model Disciple, Michael Prior

Books on my to-read list for 2017!

Shenzheners, Xue Yiwei
Swallows and Waves, Paula Bohince
A Beckoning War, Matthew Murphy
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien
We Are All Just Animals & Plants, Alex Manley
Small Fires, Kelly Norah Drukker
Behold Things Beautiful, Cora Siré
Miranda's Book, Alfred Corn

What did your read? What are you looking forward to reading in the New Year?

-- GS


Greg's 2015 End of the Year Reading List

Hello, everyone. Moondoggy here. I know, know, it's been ages since I've posted on this blog.

I'm sorry to say this trusty old site has been neglected this year, although I have been doing my best to keep pretty up to date on tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, if you haven't already been following me on those venues. It's been tough finding time to blog. That being said, I'd like to continue the tradition of my End of the Year Reading List, with the added New Year's resolution of making sure I don't completely forget about Moondoggy's Pad in 2016. Okay, enough with the preamble, here we go:

Books I read in 2015 that I thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend you read, too!

Proof, Larissa Andrusyshyn
A Hamburger in a Gallery, Stuart Ross
Signs of Subversive Innocents, Cora Sire
Chloes, Dean Garlick
The Uncertainty Principle, Roxanna Bennett
Rue, Melissa Bull
Daydreams of Angels, Heather O'Neill
Asbestos Heights, David McGimpsey
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

Books on my to-read list for 2016!

The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses
Man by Kim Thuy
Shimmer Report by Brian Campbell
Northern Compass by Isobel Cunningham

What did your read? What are you looking forward to reading in the new year?



Review of Rabbit Punch! & Interview in Poetry Matters

"Greg Santos' second book Rabbit Punch! is filled with lithe poems, quick on their feet, poems that are witty, whimsical, serious, sarcastic, celebratory, bittersweet. Some are entertaining, while others are deceptively so—poems layered with meaning that reward upon repeated readings." 
- Nancy Chen Long, Poetry Matters

Rabbit Punch! is reviewed in Poetry Matters. Please check out the entire review HERE.

I was also interviewed for Poetry Matters, where I discuss pop culture, found poetry, revision, books I'm reading, and more!

Please check out the entire interview HERE.

Many thanks to Nancy Chen Long for taking the time to interview me and for such a generous and detailed look at my book.



Poem for Charlie Hebdo

Je Suis Charlie
by Greg Santos

At home
We hid under a desk

Brutally threatened

Darkest day


Let us unite

Tell the media
Defend art
We will win

Waving pens and papers
Armed and dangerous
Final coup de grâce

Author's note: This poem was written using text remixed from the following article on the Charlie Hebdo shooting from CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/world/charlie-hebdo-paris-shooting-12-dead-after-gunmen-storm-newspaper-s-hq-1.289215).


Greg's 2014 End of the Year Reading List

Punchy Holidays!

Books I read in 2014 and would recommend that you do, too!

Blind Spot, Laurence Miall
New Tab, Guillaume Morissette
Peeling Rambutan, Gillian Sze
10:04, Ben Lerner
I Am Here, Ashley Opheim
How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside, Jay Winston Ritchie
Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, Stuart Ross

Books on my to-read list for 2015!

Us Conductors, Sean Michaels
Signs of Subversive Innocents, Cora Sire
The Uncertainty Principle, Roxanna Bennett
Sun Bear, Matthew Zapruder
Chloes, Dean Garlick

What did you read? What are you looking forward to reading in the new year? Leave your suggestions in the comments section.

Thanks and Happy New Year, my friends!



December 2014 Roundup of Rabbit Punch! Stuff

(illustration by Bob Schofield)

So Rabbit Punch!, has been out in the world for a little more than half a year. That's absolute bananas!

Since we're almost at the end of 2014, here's my second roundup of Rabbit Punch! related stuff, including reviews, interviews, and other ephemera. (For the first roundup of Rabbit Punch! press, please click HERE.)



Rabbit Punch! invades Toronto and another recap HERE.


Thanks to all who have supported this little book of mine. 

You can order copies of Rabbit Punch! through DC Books, my publisher, HERE.

In Canada it's also available through Amazon.caIndigo, and All Lit Up.

American friends, yup, it's on Amazon.

Like it on Facebook, follow it on tumblr, and add it to Goodreads

If you've read the book, don't forget to vote for it and  review it on places like Goodreads and Amazon. It's through your support and word of mouth, dear reader, that helps every little bit. 

Thanks, Happy Holidays and #FollowTheRabbit!

If you're interested in reviewing Rabbit Punch!, drop me a line at gspoet[at]gmail[dot]com.