Three of my ash-tree themed poems “The Roster”, “Free Agent”, and “Draft” appear in Words That Connect Us: An Anthology of Writing launched by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association at an early November 2022 event in Niagara-On-The-Lake.

My 2nd prize poem “The Day After His Third Girlfriend Defaced Him” and my Honourable Mention poem “The Hotter Than Hot House Party” (selected from 200 entries by the judge John B. Lee) appears in the Ghastly Gruesome Poetry Contest anthology released in 2022 by The Ontario Poetry Society. A winner’s list appears here.

Winners of this contest have been announced and an anthology (of the winning poems) was published by Beret Days Press in 2022.

My Judge’s Choice Award poem “All the Great Lines Keep Slipping Away” appears in The Banister: A Niagara Poetry Project Volume 37 published and launched by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association on October 22, 2022 in St. Catharines.

The Banister – CAA Niagara Branch 2022

My poem “Mentor” appears in the new anthology A Manor of Words launched by Black Moss Press in early October 2022. 

A Manor of Words – Black Moss Press 2022

Two of my ekphrastic themed poems “Flight Patterns” and “Scarlett Fever” plus three other poems “A Clown’s Revenge: No Laughing Matter”, “This Masquerade Ball” and “What Music They Made” were published in Phantom Parade: A Canadian Anthology of Verse 2022 (Beret Days Press 2022) compiled and edited by Lynn Tait. 

Phantom Parade compiled and edited by Lynn Tait – Beret Days Press 2022


Two ekphrastic poems “A Better World” and “Washed Up Edits” plus three additional poems “Son Catcher”, “My Ray” and “Sunset to Sunrise” appears in  Consonant Lights: an anthology of poems (IOWI 2022) compiled and edited by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews.


Three of my poems “Jack’s Winter Gallery”, “Maples Bled Red While You Were Gone” and “Bungee Cord Blues” appears in By the Wishing Tree: A Canadian Poetry Anthology (Beret Days Press 2021) plus my poem “Let’s Speak About Friendship” appears in Tree Anthology (Dearborn Public Library 2021) while my poem “When Blue Blood Ink Fades” was reprinted in The Celebration of Poetry 20th Anniversary Anthology (Beret Days Press 2021).

New anthologies published in 2021

Special thanks to Hidden Brook Press for publishing two of my poems: “Staying Amused During a Long Road Trip” in The Beauty of Being Elsewhere edited by John B Lee (Hidden Brook Press 2021) and “When the Grandchildren Leave…” in Hearthbeat: Poems of Family and Hometown edited by Don Gutteridge (Hidden Brook Press 2020).

Two anthologies published by Hidden Brook Press in 2021 and 2020

In Manitoba, Voices: The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group Volume 2020 Double Issue (Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group 2021) featured four of my poems “Lazy Hazy Dreams”, “Dream Catcher”, “Insulated”, and “Lake Winnipeg Euphoria”.

LWWG – Voices (Lake Winnipeg Writers Group Jan 2021)


Pleased to have work published in these four anthologies published in 2020.


The bilingual (Greek-English) anthology Hellenic Encounters (CANCYP publications, 2018) includes ten of my poems translated in a different language. Other contributors include Dorothy Stott, Michael Stacey, I. B. Iskov, Husain Mehdi, Honey Novick, and Paulos Ioannou. Special thanks to Paulos for all the translations. According to the back cover, “The purpose of the anthology is to expand even in a limited way the wider knowledge of the Canadian poetic voices in Greece”.

Five of my poems also appear in Tenfold: An Anthology of 10 Life Members of The Ontario Poetry Society (Beret Days Press 2019)

Launched November 11, 2018 in Oakville, Ontario, Things That Matter: Literature and Art Anthology features the work of 40 Ontario writers, poets, and visual artists. My ekphrastic poem “Reflections of a Red Bridge” inspired by a photograph by Bob McCarthy is included in this book.

September 30, 2018 in Oakville

Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees – features over 150 poems inspired by trees written by poets from every province and territory in Canada. This 288-page fundraising anthology was edited by Lesley Strutt and was published by The League of Canadian Poets.  My ash-tree themed poems appears in this book. More info here. Watch for launches in your area.

Excited to be part of these membership anthologies from The Ontario Poetry Society and Beret Days Press:

TOPS Membership Anthology

The Ontario Poetry Society has published several membership anthologies showcasing both emerging and professional poets. Previous editors/compilers have included such Canadian poets as Norma West Linder, John B. Lee, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Ronnie R. Brown and more.


Published by Beret Days Press, 2015! Book Cover illustrated by poet Elana Wolff.

and these anthologies from other publishers:

The PoeTrain Anthology final version

Features the work of 23 participants of the 2015 Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour. Published by poetrain projects, 2015 ISBN 978-0-9813599-3-9

From Brydge Builder Press, 2016 (Fire and Sky, with a Fort McMurrary Fire/Healing theme) and Ink Bottle Press, 2016 (Memory and Loss, with an Alzheimer/Dementia theme):

From the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association:

Special thanks to the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group for including me in these anthologies:

From LUMMOX Press, California:

Three of my black and white photographs appear inside plus my colour image appears on the cover of Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century.

Thrilled to also have my poetry included in these anthologies published by Lummox Press, California.

From other publishers:

And many more…

Content: Updated January 18, 2023.

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