• Bucket of eels - It's been an interesting and difficult year so far. Words have occasionally felt irrelevant. But  here's an attempt to explain a little of what's going on...
  • The women of my writing motherline - Today in Electric Literature I talk about five women who shaped my writing. They are part of my writing motherline.
  • The role of embodiment in creative and scholarly enquiry: a plenary lecture - Last week I gave a plenary lecture—at IONA, a new medieval conference in Vancouver, BC. I talked about the role of embodiment and identity in creative and scholarly enquiry. Here's the PDF and slides.
  • An honourable man - Ten days ago I gave the eulogy at my father's funeral. I've made many speeches, but this was one of the hardest.
  • Eric P Griffith, 1925 – 2019 - My father died this morning. He was 93.
  • I am not anyone’s metaphor - A new interview with me about So Lucky now up at A&U magazine.
  • Upcoming events - Three events in the next four weeks: in Seattle, on Orcas Island, and in Vancouver BC.
  • Black and white photo of teenage girl sitting on the grass and rolling a cigarette. She has long hair, tied back, gold-rimmed glasses, and there's a can of Long Life beer beside her. Brandi Carlile made me cry - I've only seen Brandi Carlile perform once, at a private event nine years ago, but the memory of that night is strong and visceral. Here's a repost my thoughts from that event.
  • Deep and crisp and even - It snowed. Again. The fence is buried, the van is buried, the road is buried. Everything is buried in 7-8". Apparently there's more on the way today. And tomorrow. And Monday. As for Tuesday, well, let's talk about that.
  • My new favourite interview - "...the role of women in the so-called Dark Ages could not remotely resemble the bullshit we’ve been fed in which we were merely rape toys and/or brood mares and/or warty old wise women of the wood" A new interivew up at Moss.