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

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