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 Innisfree …

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.


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