My work has been supported by such arts agencies as British Columbia Arts Council and Arizona Commission on the Arts, as well as the gift of residency from Banff Center, among others; by several Pushcart Prize nominations; by 10 finalist designations, including the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award, Miel Chapbook Award, Lexi Rudnitsky Award, Kore Press First Book Award, and Elixir Press; by editors of American, Australian, Canadian, and French journals where my poems appear or are forthcoming,  including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Interim, The Journal, Levure littéraire, Otoliths, PRISM international, and Volt –and, by YOU, dear readers.

Here’s a sampling of my published work: poems, reviews (of & by), interviews (of), blogs… Thanks for reading me!

2018-YEAR OF THE DOG

Readings & Presentations: In 2018, I offered readings in celebration of my three chapbooks: Instinctive Acts, Mind of Spring, and Landscape of The Wait, and to celebrate my collaborations with Soramaru Takayama and also with Jacqueline Turner–

  • Nov 29, for Nomados Literary Publishers at People’s Co-Op Bookstore;
  • Oct 30, for Poetic Pairings, a reading series celebrating collaboration w/ “my” collaborator: Jacqueline Turner, hosted by Pandora’s Collective;
  • Sept 30 at Word Vancouver and for The Maynard, I offered: A talk on The Advantages of Editing an Online Literary Journal; was MC for The Maynard 10th Anniversary Reading; Lead a free-write session;
  • Jun 29, 6:30p – Dominion Reading Series, Vancouver, BC;
  • Jun 20, 7:30p – Poets Corner Reading Series, Massy Books, Vancouver, BC;
  • Jun 17, 12p – Sustenance anthology reading at Dude Chilling Park, Vancouver, BC;
  • Jun 2, 1-3p – “Tower of Babel,” a performance poem in 15 voices written by Soramaru Takayama at Vancouver Art Gallery, BC;
  • Mar 24, 7p – Casa Libre, Tucson, AZ;
  • Jan 26, 7p – Phoenix Poetry Series, Phoenix, AZ.

You’re cordially invited to listen to two of this year’s readings:

  • Listen to “Tower of Babel” reading here
  • Listen to Dominion Reading Series #16, featuring work from all 3 chapbooks here.

Poetry (publications, awards, acknowledgments):

Individual Poems:                                                                                                                          journals: 

  • Family, in EVENT 46.3;
  • On the Roof & Blood Moon, in Contemporary Verse 2, 40.3;
  • Aground, a poem from Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017), in The Paddock Review;
  • Featured Poet in Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry No.8;
  • Six poems from A Body in Liberating Strife in Otoliths No. 51;
  • Looking Down From The Roof Is An Instinctive Act, a poem from Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishers, 2018) in descant 2018.     

anthologies: 

  • Daughters of Earth from Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishers, 2018) forthcoming in The Resistance anthology (Coteau Books), editor, Sue Goyette.

Chapbooks:     

  • Instinctive Acts, (Nomados Literary Publishers,) released October 2018!
  • Accepted to the Celebration of SFU Authors:     
    • Landscape of The Wait   
    • Mind of Spring

Reviews of:       

  • In a blank space there’s hope for filling…

Interviews of: an interview is a chance to practice the high art of conversation

Blog on Vancouver Arts & Community for Anomalous Press:           

Reviews by: The Maynard (TMViews Series (review-in-conversation w/TM staff )

  • Re- View #6: Bombing The Thinker by US poet Darren C. Demaree & The Small Way by Onjana Yawnghwe, Canadian-Shan poet

2017-YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Readings: In 2017, in celebration of the publication of my two chapbooks: Mind of Spring and Landscape of The Wait, I offered readings for:

  • Dec. 17, 3p – Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
  • Nov. 24, 7:30p – Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal, QC
  • Nov. 15, 12p – Lunch Poems, Simon Fraser University/Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • Nov. 5, 4:30p – The Paper Hound Bookshop, Vancouver, BC
  • Oct. 26, 7p – Twisted Poets/Pandora’s Collective, Vancouver, BC 
  • Oct. 22, 1:30p – Vancouver Writers Festival, Vancouver, BC 
  • Oct. 6, 7:30p – Dominion Reading Series #11, Vancouver, BC 
  • Sept. 24, 11:45am – Word Vancouver, Vancouver, BC        

You’re cordially invited to listen to two of the 2017 readings:   

Poetry (publications, awards, acknowledgments):

Individual Poems:   

journals: 

  • President fellow you, a poem in the ERASE-TRANSFORM Poetry Project–finding poetry hidden in the inaugural speech 
  • Resuscitations, a prose poem in Minola Review issue 9.                                                    anthologies: 
  • Missing Women, forthcoming University of Regina Press’ anthology of poems responding to sexual assault
  • Hunger, a poem selected by Vancouver Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose for Sustenance–Writers from BC & Beyond

Chapbooks:   

  • Mind of Spring: Winner 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award–(October, 2017) 
    • (Before winning the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award, Mind of Spring was 1/5 finalists w/ Vallum and 1/14 (out of 250) finalists w/Anomalous Press.)       
  • Landscape of The Wait, a poetic response to my nephew William’s car accident and year-long coma (Finishing Line Press, June 2017)

Full-length Collection:         

  • Finalist (1/5) for 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award 
  • Semi-finalist w/ Octopus Books

Reviews of:         

  • Review of Landscape of The Wait by Cristina Trapani-Scott (on her blog)
  • Review of Landscape of The Wait at Panoply

Interviews of:     

Blog on Vancouver Arts & Community for Anomalous Press:     

Reviews by: The Maynard (TM) Views Series (review-in-conversation w/TM staff )

2016-YEAR OF THE MONKEY

  • My poems appear in issues of Blood Orange Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Prism international, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, SITUATE Magazine, and Vallum: Contemporary Poetry
  • Vallum Poem-of-the-Week 
  • Featured on Drunken Boat blog–VINTAGE DB 81
    • Here’s what the lovelies at DB had to say about the poem: “If you’re looking for some evocative prose poetry, you’ve come to the right place. This week’s Vintage DB is a stellar work that brings together unique imagery and creative literary devices in the form of a poem by writer Jami Macarty titled, Monsoon Desert.” Originally published in DB 10, (spring 2009), here’s the prose poem’s first sentence: We are what we feel and every day we fear the sun.
  • Birth of: Peerings & Hearings-Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, an every other month blog series on arts in Vancouver for Drunken Boat.
  • Guest on Wax Poetic radio show/ Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 100.5FM)
  • Winner of the Real Good Poem Prize (a $2,000 purse–now, that’s good for poetry!)
    • Here’s the sweet something contest judge, Kiki Pterosino said about my winning darling, The Minuses : “This piece engages form in an elegant, yet powerful way; its seemingly simple structure of stacked lines, with a sonnet-like turn at line 5, actually moves much more swervingly across the tongue. There’s no assailing the beauty of light-bedecked phrases like, ‘the eye’s aerie,’ as the poem transitions from a contemplation of the heavens to the solid, somehow melancholy weight of an onion in the speaker’s hand. The poem begins in a kind of retrospective pastoral mode that recalls Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey,’ but whereas Wordsworth wants to re-animate his landscape with recalled emotion, the speaker of ‘The Minuses’ turns away from the ecstatic energy of a youthful solitude spent ‘high in the mountains’ in favor of acknowledging the self as ‘one half the equation’ in a troubled, yet essential relationship. This is, perhaps, the harder path, and I admire the poet’s exploration in this fine poem.” — Kiki Petrosino
  • Featured on Brick Books blog-celebration of Canadian poetry-Week 91
  • Finalist (1/6) in 2016 JMWW Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award
  • Featured in Vallum 2016 Year in Poetry, Part 1 (alphetical; scroll down)

2015-YEAR OF THE GOAT/SHEEP

  • Dedication, Music 5:30, Slow With Substance, Reverse of Shadow in Poetry Pacific, February 2015
  • Grounded in Slant, Summer 2015
  • 1/12 poets accepted to Banff Centre Writing Studio (5 weeks to write!)

2014-YEAR OF THE HORSE

  • Perception in Descant, Summer 2014
  • Chapbook Finalist (1/17) w/MIEL Books
  • Full-length mansucript a semifinalist with Elixir Press

2013-YEAR OF THE SNAKE

  • Finalist, full-length collection w/ Carolina Wren Press & Kore Press
  • This Equation, Grist 6 (Online Companion), Spring 2013
  • Self-IncompatibleQuiddity, Fall/Winter 2013
  • Street of BeggarsArc Poetry Magazine, Spring 2013
  • You Is to Door as I Is to DoorInterim, Spring 2013
  • 1st Dream Since & 2nd Dream SinceGrain, Spring 2013
  • DeclensionCV2, Spring 2013
  • All Measure of Content, So To Speak, Spring 2013

2012-YEAR OF THE DRAGON

  • By Virtue of And,  Beloit Poetry Journal
  • Verse Daily, February 2012

2011-YEAR OF THE RABBIT

  • Finalist, full-length collection w/ Persea Books