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


Readings & Presentations:

  • Oct 30, Poetic Pairing (Pandora’s Collective), a reading series celebrating collaboration
    • w/ “my” collaborator: Jacqueline Turner
  • Sept 30, Word Vancouver for The Maynard
    • A talk on The Advantages of Editing an Online Literary Journal
    • 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 / Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
    • Listen to “Tower of Babel” here
  • Mar 24, 7p – Casa Libre, Tucson, AZ
  • Jan 26, 7p – Phoenix Poetry Series, Phoenix, AZ

Poetry (publications, awards, acknowledgments):

  • Six poems from A Body in Liberating Strife forthcoming in Otoliths
  • Featured Poet in Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry
  • Five poems forthcoming in Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry
  • Poem from Instinctive Acts forthcoming in The Resistance anthology (Coteau Books), editor, Sue Goyette
  • Instinctive Acts, a chapbook forthcoming from Nomados Literary Publishers
  • A poem from Instinctive Acts forthcoming in descant
  • Listen to my Nov. 15, 2017 reading, Lunch Poems, SFU/ Harbour Centre
  • Aground, a poem from Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017), published in The Paddock Review
  • Family, a poem published in EVENT
  • On the Roof & Blood Moon, two poems in Contemporary Verse 2, The Open Issue
  • 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:

  • At least one review is forthcoming this year; check back, my dear



You’re cordially invited to hear me read:

  • Sept. 24, 11:45am – Word Vancouver
  • Oct. 6, 7:30p – Dominion Reading Series #11, Vancouver
  • Oct. 22, 1:30p – Vancouver Writers Festival
  • Oct. 26, 7p – Twisted Poets, Vancouver
  • Nov. 5, 4:30p – The Paper Hound Bookshop 
  • Nov. 15, 12p – Lunch Poems, Simon Fraser University/ Harbour Centre
  • Nov. 24, 7:30p – Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal
  • Dec. 17, 3p – Gatsby Books, Long Beach, California
Poetry (publications, awards, acknowledgments):
  • semi-finalist–full-length collection–Octopus Books
  • Missing Women, a poem accepted by University of Regina Press’ anthology of poems responding to sexual assault
  • Winner 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award–Mind of Spring (forthcoming fall 2017)
  • 1/5 finalists–Mind of Spring–2017 Vallum Chapbook Award
  • 1/14 (out of 250) finalists–Mind of Spring–2016 Anomalous Press reading period
  • Hunger, a poem selected by Vancouver Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose for her legacy project anthology: Sustenance
  • Two poems accepted by EVENT
  • Two poems accepted by Contemporary Verse 2
  • My chapbook Landscape of The Wait, a poetic response to my nephew William’s car accident and year-long coma (Finishing Line Press, June 2017)
  • President fellow you, a poem in the ERASE-TRANSFORM Poetry Project–finding poetry hidden in the inaugural speech
  • 1/5 Finalists–full-length manuscript–for 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award
  • Resuscitations, a prose poem in Minola Review issue 9

Reviews of:

  • Review of Landscape of The Wait by Cristina Trapani-Scott
  • Review of Landscape of The Wait at Panoply

Interviews of:

Blog on Vancouver Arts & Community for Anomalous Press

Reviews by:


  • 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)


  • 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!)


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


  • 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


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


  • Finalist, full-length collection w/ Persea Books