The poem, "Toronto," was first published in June, 2012, in Tuck
Magazine, a Toronto-based ezine. Then in March, 2013, a new version was published in The Glass Coin at "Toronto IS."
PLUS THIS INTERESTING NEWS:
The Glass Coin recently entered into an exchange
program with Narrator Australia, a showcase of Australian writers. The
arrangement means that a Canadian poem is published in Australia every month in
exchange for an Australian poem that is published in Canada.
The poem "Toronto" was published in Narrator Australia on May 31, 2013 as the inaugural piece from Canada. The
Australian 'swap' poem is here at The Glass Coin. Enjoy -- and comment.
Available through Amazon, the short story, "Green Sheep," appeared in the summer of 2012 in The Linnet’s Wings, a publication based in County Longford in the Republic of Ireland. Also, The Linnet’s Wings publication has the piece available for free: Green Sheep. Enjoy.
Or go to Amazon, download and comment here at "Green Sheep,"
The phrase, “the linnet’s wings,” appears in the
poem, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, by William Butler Yeats:
I will arise and go now, and go to
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon
a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
Yeats was born and lived in County Sligo, which is
located on the northwestern shores of the Republic. Sligo is also the ancestral
home of my mother’s family. Patrick and I visited Sligo during our
trip to Ireland. See the picture here of Pat debating rhyme and meter with Yeats. You can't go to Ireland without waxing lyrical in the streets.
Just before publication, the editors of The Llinnet's Wings let me build a paragraph into my story that reflects the uncanny art of shepherding that we saw on our trip.
A new story, “Rinse and Spin,” was
shortlisted for the 2011-2012 Random House Creative Writing Student Award. The
awards ceremony was held at the University of Toronto in November, 2012. It was an honour to be short listed, as there were excellent submissions.
Another story is in the queue for inclusion
in an anthology to be released by “An
Honest Lie,” a publishing house based in California. The publicity promo is online -- under Taylor in the “international authors”
category in the June post. The story will be called “Gingerbread
House.” I had a lot of fun writing it.