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Priscila Uppal

Department of English

Professor
 
Office: Founders College, 324
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22866
Emailpuppal@yorku.ca
 
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Priscila Uppal’s teaching and research interests include English Poetry, European Poetry, Canadian Literature, World Literature, reading culture and representations of readers in art, revisionist mythmaking, adaptation, the artistic process, medical humanities, sports literature, mourning and grief, and creative writing in all its forms. She is the author of nine books of poetry: Summer Sport: Poems (2013), Winter Sport: Poems (2010), Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010 (Bloodaxe Books U.K. 2010). Traumatology (2010), Ontological Necessities (2006), Live Coverage (2003), Pretending to Die (2001),Confessions for a Fertility Expert (1999), and How to Draw Blood From a Stone (1998); the novels To Whom It May Concern (2009), and The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002); and a critical study on elegies, We Are What We Mourn (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2009). She is also the editor of several anthologies and essay collections, including The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories (2009), The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take On the World (2009), Barry Callaghan: Essays on his Works (2007), Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (2004) and Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen. Her works have been published internationally and translated into numerous languages including Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Korean and Latvian. In addition to teaching and lecturing at York University, Uppal frequently gives guest lectures, talks, and workshops, in academic and non-academic circles about writing, reading, literacy, ethnicity, revisionism, genres, pedagogy, among many other topics, in Canada and the United States, and beyond. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and panels, and has been reviewed and/or profiled in national and international papers.

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Books

2013 Summer Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, 150 pages, March

2013 Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother, memoir, Thomas Allen Publishers Canada, 270 pages, September (into 2nd printing after less then one week)

2013 “Cover Before Striking,” short story, Winner of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Competition, CVC Short Fiction Anthology Series, Ed. Gloria Vanderbilt, Exile Editions Canada, pg. 83-121, June

2012 Olympic Poems, 16 postcard poems (short poems and haikus) representing summer sport categories, printed in over 300 copies for distribution to fans as part of CanFund Poet-in-Residence position at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games (July-Sept 2012)

2011 Curse. Sleep. That’s the Thing About Trouble, photographs by Daniel Ehrenworth, original writings by Priscila Uppal, hardcover, One Gallery publication, July

2011 Best Canadian Poetry 2010, editor, anthology selecting the best poems published by Canadians in Canadian literary journals and magazines, series editor: Molly Peacock, Tightrope Books Canada, October

2010 Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010, poetry, Bloodaxe Books, United Kingdom, 190 pages, January

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Penguin India, 400 pages, tradepaper back, South-Asia distribution, June

2010 Winter Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, 122 pages, October (into 2nd printing)

2010 Traumatology, poetry, Exile Editions, 107 pages, January

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Penguin India, 400 pages, tradepaper back, South-Asia distribution, June

2010 Olympic Poems, 24 postcard poems (short poems and haikus) representing winter sport categories, printed in over 300 copies for distribution to athletes and their families as part of CanFund Poet-in-Residence position in at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games (Feb-March 2010)

2009 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Doubleday Canada, 400 pages, hardcover edition, January

2009 We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy, criticism, McGill-Queen’s University Press Canada, 350 pages, January

2009 The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories, editor, an anthology of literary short stories, Exile Editions Canada, 350 pages, trade paperback, includes authored introduction “For the Love of Sport Art,” pg. xi-xxii and the short story “Vertigo,” pg. 282-299; 351 pages, November

2009 The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World, 20 Canadian Poets translate 20 International Poets, editor, Exile Editions Canada, trade paperback, includes authored introduction “A Poet’s Duty: An Introduction,” pg. xi-xviii; plus poetics discussion pg. 218-219, plus translations of Brazilian poet Joao da Cruz e Sousa pgs. 220-231, 298 pages, April

2008 "The Old Debate of Don Quixote vs. Sancho Panza,” above/ground press broadside #280, Ed. Rob Mclennan, May

2007 Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, editor, a collection of essays and responses to the work of Barry Callaghan, Guernica Editions Canada, paperback, includes authored introduction “Up, Up, and Away with Barry Callaghan: An Introduction to Essays On His Works,” and chronology and bibliography pg. 9-40; and the essay “Orpheus in Retirement: Myth, Love, and Questions of Audience in Barry Callaghan’s ‘Nobody Wants to Die’,” pg. 314-330; 524 pages, July

2006 Ontological Necessities, poetry, Exile Editions, Canada, 91 pages, August

2005 Holocaust Dream, photographs by Daniel Ehrenworth, original poetry by Priscila Uppal, hardcover limited edition, soft-cover edition, McClaren Arts Canada, 40 pages

2005 Cover Before Striking, short story chapbook (handmade: limited edition), LyricalMyrical Publications Canada, 52 pages, Feb

2004 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Modern Times Publisher of Greece, Greek translation, 463 pages

2004 Red Silk: An Anthology of South-Asian Canadian Women Poets, co-editor with Rishma Dunlop, an anthology of poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, includes “Travellers Like Us: An Introduction to Red Silk,” pg. 1-9, co-authored with Dunlop, paperback, 169 pages, November

2003 Live Coverage, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 119 pages, November

2003 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Ambos-Anthos of the Netherlands (distribution also to Belgium), Dutch translation, 352 pages

2003 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Anchor Canada, 409 pages, paperback edition, January

2003 Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen, co-editor with Graeme Gibson, Wayne Grady, and Dennis Lee, a collection of essays and reminiscences, Vintage Canada, 314 pages, paperback edition

2002 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill US, US Edition, 403 pages, August

2002 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Doubleday Canada, 409 pages, hardcover edition, February

2002 Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen, co-editor with Graeme Gibson, Wayne Grady, and Dennis Lee, a collection of essays and reminiscences, Knopf Canada, 314 pages, hardcover edition, May

2001 Pretending to Die, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 127 pages, July

1999 Confessions of a Fertility Expert, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 87 pages, September

1998 How to Draw Blood From a Stone, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 87 pages, September

Book Chapters

2013 “Autumn,” poem, A Crystal Through Which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page, Ed. Jessie Ferguson, Buschek Books Canada, pg. 66-67, May

2012 “Closing Ceremonies,” poem, And The Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Anthology of Sports Poems, Eds. Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer,illustrated by Kevin Sylvester, Friesens Press, Ingram, pg. 65-66, fall

2012 “Identity Crisis,” “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” The Poetry Foundation (Chicago), poems, selected for inclusion in the World Poetry Project (editors included: Adam Zagajewski, Tamz Salamun, Les Murray, Sudeep Sen, Vera Pavlova, Raul Zurita, et al.), online publication

2012 The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians, Ed. Sudeep Sen, HarperCollins India, poems “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” “There Are No Time-Outs in History,” “Identity Crisis,” “The Women in My Family Are Boxers,” pg. 314-317, spring

2012 The Yellow Nib Contemporary English Poetry by Indians, Ed. Sundeep Sen, Queen’s University, Belfast, poems “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” “There Are No Time-Outs in History,” “Identity Crisis,” “The Women in My Family Are Boxers,” pg. 212-217

2011 The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life, Eds. Bruce Meyer & Carolyn Meyer, Black Moss Press Canada, poems “My Ovidian Education,” “My Stomach Files a Lawsuit,” and “A Referral,” pg. 142-145

2011 Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 298, essay “Dionne Brand: ‘No Language is Neutral,’” from We Are What We Mourn, pg. 228-238 reprinted by Cengage Learning, Gale Press U.S., January 2011

2011 Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 298, essay “Roo Borson: ‘Continuous Elegy,’” from We Are What We Mourn, pg. 105-112 reprinted by Cengage Learning, Gale Press U.S., January 2011

2011 Being Human, Ed. Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books U.K. poem “Sorry, I Forgot to Clean Up After Myself,” pg.357

2010 Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament, Eds. Stephen Brockwell and Stuart Ross, Mansfield Press Canada, “Canadian Parliament: Reality TV Version,” poem, pg. 97-98, February

2010 Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, Eds. Adebe DeRango-Adem and Andrea Thompson, Inanna Publications & Education Inc. Canada, “Serendipity,” poem, pg. 191, December

2009 Her Mother’s Ashes 3: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States, TSAR Publications, “The Man Who Loved Cats,” short story, pg. 61-66, November

2009 Ars Poetica, Ed. Dan Waber, Paper Kite Press Canada, poems “careful careful” and “Sometimes I’m Not Sure I Agree With What I Write,” pg. 168-169, November

2009 Tetovirana zemlja: Antologija savremene kanadasek poezije , an anthology of Canadian poetry in Serbo-Croatian translation, Ed. Goran Simic, a selection of three poems, May, Sarajevo, (awaiting copies of book to add pagination)

2008 Stories That Bind: Variety Crossing 10th Anniversary Special Anthology, Ed. Dae-Tong Huh, Korean Centre Literary Forum-21 Press Canada, poems “The Dazzle of Bronze Light from the Glittering Helmets,” and “No Flags at Half-Mast,” in English and Korean translation, pg. 80-83, November

2008 Stories That Bind: Variety Crossings 10th Anniversary Special Anthology, “Introduction: Ten More Years! A Multicultural Collaboration Worth Celebrating AND Continuing,” critical introduction contextualizing the last 10 years of the literary journal, in English and in Korean translation, pg. 32-43, Nov

2008 A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais, Exile Editions Classics Series, “Introduction,” critical introduction to the French-Canadian classic novel, Exile Editions Canada, pg. vii-xiii

2007 Garden Variety, Ed. Lily Contento, Quattro Books Canada, poem “An Apology,” pg. 85-86

2007 White Ink: Poems on Motherhood, Ed. Rishma Dunlop, Demeter Press Canada, poems “Motorcycle Accidents and Other Things that Remind Me of Mother” and “My Mother is One Crazy Bitch,” pg. 82, 320

2007 The 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, anthology of selections from the short-listed poetry collections, Ed. Karen Solie, Anansi Press Canada, selection from Ontological Necessities, pg. 77-88

2007 TOK II: Writing the New Toronto, an anthology by Diaspora Dialogues, Ed. Helen Walsh, Zephyr Press Canada, “Recipes for Dirty Laundry,” short story, and “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” poem, June, pg. 31-51

2007 50 Poets 50 Poems, anthology from India, edited by Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Centre for Communication and Development Studies India, “The Old Debate between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza,” poem, pg. 3

2007 Writer’s Gym, Ed. Eliza Clark, “What’s Your Myth?” and “Yesterday’s News,” fiction writing exercices, Penguin Canada, June, pg. 52-61

2007 Can It Really Be Taught?: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy, Eds. Kelly Ritter and Stephanie Vanderslice, “Both Sides of the Desk: Experiencing Creative Writing Lore as a Student and as a Professor,” academic book article, Heinemann, U.S., pg. 46-54

2006 Trash (An Alphabet City publication), Ed. John Knechtel, “Uncle Fernando’s Garbage Triptych,” three poems, The MIT Press U.S. and U.K., pg. 32-37

2006 In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural, Eds. Halli Villegas and Myna Wallin, Tightrope Books Canada and U.S., “Mycosis,” short story, pg. 29-39

2004 Red Silk: An Anthology of South-Asian Canadian Women Poets, Eds. Priscila Uppal and Rishma Dunlop, Mansfield Press, Canada, “Poem for a Runaway Mother,” poetic sequence, plus introductory statement of poetics, pg. 155-165

2003 Body Language: A Head-to-Toe Anthology, Ed. John B. Lee, Black Moss Press Canada, “People Who Aren’t Afraid of Needles,” poem, pg. 83

2003 Certain Things About My Mother: Daughters Speak, Ed. Susan Musgrave, “Wherever You Are,” creative non-fiction essay, Annick Press Canada and U.S., pg. 34-48

2002 Larger Than Life: Poetry about Fame, Ed. Roger Bell, Black Moss Press Canada, “Sex with Columbus,” “Ashtray of the Stars,” “When God died,” “Narcissus Becomes Hero,” “Almost In-Laws,” and “The Empty Frame,” poems, pg. 100, 108, 115-116, 120, 122

2002 Poesia in azione. Ed, Adam Vaccaro. Poetry Association Milanocosa, Italy. “careful, careful,” poem, (translated into Italian for the Poetic Bunker project of 2000), no pagination

2001 The Mentor’s Canon, Ed. Kemeny Babineau, Broken Jaw Press Canada, “Orbits,” “Homage to Your Asylum,” poems, pg. 68, 86

2000 New Canadian Poetry, Ed. Evan Jones, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Canada, “Pretending to Die,” “Bone Marrow,” “How to Draw Blood From a Stone,” poems, pg. 79-81

Journal Articles

2013 “Magdalene Desires,” “Rilke and I Exchange Emails,” “Neighbourhood Watch,” “An Exercise in Recovering Your Inner Child,” “Epic Theory,” “On Receiving a Crown,” and “Nine Lives,” poems, South Asian Ensemble, Winter & Spring, Vol 5 No 1&2, pg. 33-38

2013 “Accusations,” and “In the Psych Ward,” poems, The Mackinac Poetry Magazine, Spring Inaugural Issue, online publication

2013 “The Happy Genius of Our Household,” poem, The Malahat Review, Spring, No 182, pg. 26

2013 “My Uncontainable Mother,” article for “The Last Word” section of Quill & Quire Magzine, November 2013, pg. 42

2013 “The Story Behind the Story: Priscila Uppal on Projection,” book excerpt and short analysis, National Post (Afterword), (online), Oct 21st

2013 “Meeting My Mother: Book Excerpt from Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, excerpt from memoir, National Post, A27, Oct 19th

2013 “How She Met Her Mother: Priscila Uppal comes face to face with the woman who abandoned her as a child,” interview plus excerpt from memoir, CBC Books (online), Oct 1st

2013 “They Arrived in the Fall: A Collaborative Story with Eleven Canadian Authors,” collaborative short story, National Post, WP12-14, with Joseph Boyden, Anne Michaels, Stacey May Fowles, Catherine Bush, Craig Davidson, Michael Winter, Cary Fagan, Wayne Johnston, Kelley Armstrong and Laurence Hill

2013 “Reading Recommendations,” Writers Trust summer newsletter, online publication, summer

2013 “CR Avery’s 38 Bar Blues,” critical review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Vol 70, Winter, pg. 128-129 (also reprinted online)

2013 “Top Ten Memories of Sage Hill 2011,” memoir article, Sage Hill Writing Experience Newsletter, March, online publication

“London Calling,” “Citius, Altius, “Fortius,” “Discus Haiku,” “Weightlifting Haiku,” “Racewalking Haiku,” “Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder,” “Hummingbirds: An Ode to Synchronized Divers,” “On the Blocks: A Swimming Sestina,” “Either/Oar: Pairs for Rowers,” “Net Worth: A Lament,” “A Clerihew for Clara Hughes,” “The Archer Reconsidered,” “Defining Basketball,” “Grid Collapse,” “The Yam Theory,” “One-Hundred and Ten Metre Hurdles,” “Love at First Fight,” “The Right Tool for the Right Job: A Sonnet,” “Wrestling with Plato,” “Synchronized Swimming Duet,” "Modernity: A Modern Pentathlon Pantoum,” “Race Walking Soliloquy,” “Three Views of a Ramp,” “The Power of Suggestion,” “Medley,” “Blade Runner,” “World Record Jukebox,” “Three Fates,” “Party Games,” “Ode to Kiss Cams,” “Wheelchair Rugby Haiku,” “Boccia Love Haiku,” “Goalball Love Haiku,” “Rules of the Republic of Paralympic,” “Afterwards,” “An Athlete Epitaph;” 36 poems written for The Literary Review of Canada online during the London Olympics and Paralympics 2012 as part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section dedicated to my work as CanFund poet-in-residence (July-Sept 2012)

2012 “London Calling,” “Patience,” “Equestrian Love Haiku,” “Fencing Love Haiku,” “Rhythmic Gymnastics Haiku,” “Diving Will Not Save Your Life,” “Gymnastics Love Poem,” “A Rower’s Credo,” “Basketball Diaries,” “Ten Things To Do With Your Baby At a Sporting Event,” “Trampoline,” “Defining Football,” “The Tri-Athlete Gives Three Short Interviews,” “The Women in My Family are Boxers,” “Confessions of a Fencer,” “Recipe for Gourmet Volleyball,” “Experiment,” “The Bronze Age,” “Taekwon-Do: The Art of the Foot and the Hand,” “Super-Athlete,” “Definitions of a Hero,” “Pilot,” “Advice to an Old Archer,” “Adaptation,” “Javelin,” “Lost Move Syndrome,” “Bumper Cars: A Wheelchair Rugby Poem,” “Life Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint,” “Wheelchair Basketball Haiku,” “Goalball Haiku,” “Shooting Haiku,” “Soundtrack,” and “Refusal;” 33 poems published at canadianathletesnow.ca during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics Games as part of CanFund poet-in-residence position

2012 “Suggestions for Spectators,” poem, The Toronto Star, Aug 5th (print and online publications), S3

2012 “Degree of Difficulty Day,” poem, truck: journal, online publication, summer

2012 “The Women on the San,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly, Issue 9, pg. 56

2012 “Discus Haiku,” Therapeutic Lotus, online publication

2012 “Essential,” “I’ve Stopped Counting Calories,” poems, The Same, U.S. New York journal, Summer/Fall, Vol 10 No 1, pg. 15-16

“Discussions Concerning Artistic Merit,” long poem, Catch Up, U.S. journal, Vol 1 Issue 2, pg. 164-167

2012 “At the National War Museum in Seoul, Korea,” “I Sold My Future Life on Ebay,” “I Spent My Savings on Salvation,” and “No Postcards,” poems, South Asian Ensemble, Vol 4 No 2-3 Spring/Summer, pg. 7-11

2012 “Leaving Sarajevo,” poem, Descant, Vol 156, Bosnia and Herzegovina Special Issue, Spring, pg. 125

2012 “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly (online edition for National Poetry Month), April 9th

2012 “Mockery,” “Student Apologies,” “The Heart Forgives Nothing,” poems, Ottawater #8 (online publication) pg. 48-49, January

2012 “The Bad Men,” short story, South Asian Ensemble Autumn 2011/Winter 2012, Vol 3 #4/Vol 4 #1, pg. 12-31

2012 “In Defence of the Canon,” poem, The Warwick Review U.K., Vol V, No 4, Dec 2011, pg. 13

2012 “Coach’s Corner: Priscila Uppal,” writing tip, Canada Writes (CBC), online publication, Aug 2nd

2012 “What is Sport? By Roland Barthes” “The Joys of Sport Haiku: Football Haiku,” “Training for Your Life: The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou,” “2nd Place: The Face of Defeat by Sandy Nicholson, “Being A Good Sport: Sports Comedy,” “You Go Girl! (Just Don’t Go Too Far) : Pretty Good for a Girl by Leslie Heywood,” “Get In The Ring: Team Canada and Team GB In the Exhibition Sport of Art,” “Running Down a Dream: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami,” “The First 3-D Olympics,” “Olympic Hangover: An Overview of the Games,” “Paralympics: Not Just Another Sporting Event,” “Wheelchair Warriors: Murderball,” “A Higher Place Than the Place From Which You Fell: Tragedy on the Mountain by Brent Poppen,” “Sport as Rehabilitation: Home and Away: In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer by Dave Bidini,” “Portraits of the Games: Road to 2012 Exhibition,” Sports Tourism: A Year of Sports Travel and Farewell,” 16 journalistic articles with reviews of sports art (each between 600 and 1000 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2012 CanFund poet-in-residence during the London Olympics and Paralympics Games, July-Sept 2012

2012 “Opening Credits: Blade Runner,” an excerpt from memoir Projection, Brick Magazine, Summer, Issue 89, pg. 72-79

2012 “Writing Tip,” short writers tip for CBC Canada Writes website, April 19th

2011 “In Defence of the Canon,” poem, carte blanche (online and print on demand publication), Vol 14: Obsessions Special Issue, Nov

2011 “Competing Memories,” “A Call for Air,” poems in English and Korean translation, Connectivism: Variety Crossing 13, pg. 44-47

2011 “Stepping Out,” “Goddess,” “Ode to Ball Boys and Girls,” “How Do I Love Thee? A Tennis Sonnet,” “To Serve in Heaven,” “Confessions of the Rain Or, An Apology for the Delay,” “Three Views of a Baseline Rally,” “We Follow the Sun,” “Sore Winner Or, You Should See My Opponent,” “Umpire Love Haiku,” “Tennis Abecedarian,” and “Karaoke Queen,” 12 poems published in The Daily News and at RogersCup.com as part of the first-ever poet-in-residence position for the Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament, self-designed position in consultation with Rogers Cup and Tennis Canada, August 2011

2011 “How to Throw a Tennis Tantrum,” and “Tennis Tantrum Equation,” exclusive poems, The Globe and Mail, pg.R6, August 13th

2011 “Courting the Tennis Muse,” exclusive poem, The Globe and Mail, pg.R3, August 6th

2011 “Canada is the Hockey Ward: Women’s Version,” and “Canada is the Hockey Ward: Men’s Version,” poems, The Toronto Star, sports section, July 31st, pg.S4

2011 “Union Guarantees Health Benefits into the Afterlife,” “Conversations with Ghosts,” “Night,” “Four Seasons,” and “When the Dead Figure Out How to Text Message,” poems, Descant, No 153, 40th Anniversary Special Issue, pg. 136-140, June

2011 “Restraining Order,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly, online publication, February 2nd

2011 “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” poem, Arc Poetry Magazine, No. 65, Winter 2011, pg. 96

2011 “Defying Labels: Book Review of The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship by Johnette Howard,” “A Plenty Long Shot?: Movie Review of Pat and Mike (1952),” “Does Love Really Mean You Lose?: Movie Review of Wimbledon (2004),” “Anyone for a Tennis Score? A Review of Tennis Songs,” “The Making of a Champion: Book Review of On The Line by Serena Williams with Daniel Paisner,” “A Lot More to Lose Than a Match: Book Review of A Terrible Splendor by Marshall Jon Fisher,” “Confessions of a Tennis Legend: Book Review of Open by Andrew Agassi,” “Bring in the Tennis Clowns! A Review of Tennis Impersonations,” “Unlimited Opportunity for the Visual Experience of Beauty: Book Review of Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art by Ann Sumner with Kenneth McConkey, Susan J. Elks, Robert Holand,” Rallying with Inspiration: On Writing Tennis Poems on a Daily Basis,” 10 critical articles between 350 and 700 words, published on the Tennis Canada website LoveMeansNothing.ca in a special column entitled “The Art of Tennis” as part of my poet-in-residence position at The Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament August 2011

2011 “What’s The National Reading Campaign and Why Should Teen Readers Know About It,” article, YA Bookshelf, online publication, January

2010 “Wind Chimes,” short story, Windsor Review: Special Prophecy Issue, Vol 43. No 1. Spring 2010, pg. 122-134, April

2010 “Six Poets in Search of a Season,” chain poem composed by myself, Paul Vermeersch, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Zachariah Wells, Sonnet L’Abbé, and Stuart Ross, Globe and Mail, F16, April 17, 2010

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “Silver Medal Haiku,” “Skiing Love Poem,” “Gold Medal Haiku,” “Bronze Medal Haiku,” “Sun Rays,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Cross-Country,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Nearly Inseparable,” “If I Could Trade Bodies,” “Revising the Von Trapp Story,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Canada in the Hockey Ward” (female version), “Canada is the Hockey Ward” (male version), “Sleepless Nights,” “The Gang,” “Ice Opera,” “Team Pursuit,” “Curler: Want Ad,” “Numerology,” “Terry Fox Legacy Haiku,” “Rick Hansen Legacy Haiku,” “Biathlete,” “First,” “Life is an Obstacle Course,” “Sledhead,” “Low to the Ground,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” 29 poems published at canadianathletesnow.ca during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics Games as part of CanFund poet-in-residence gig

2010 “Opening Games,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” “A Brother has Your Back,” “Every 60 Seconds,” “The Secret of Balance,” “To an Injured Skier,” “Ode to 4th Place,” “Ode to Zamboni Drivers,” “Ski-Cross Air,” “Winter Sport Abecedarian,” “Lament for Disqualification,” “Poetic Definitions,” “Judges Tower,” “Closing Ceremonies,” “Running with Reindeer,” “Ravens,” “Hand Games,” “Sling Shot,” “Against Border Guards,” “The Internal Dialogue of the Sledge Jumper,” “The Sledge Jumper,” “Sledge Jump Haiku,” “Popsicle Sticks,” “My Father as Olympian,” “Biathlon Brings Me Closer to Religious Awakening,” “Long Distance,” “What Does the Fog Want Anyway,” “My Guardian Angel,” “Sledhead,” “Swedaly,” “Struck by Lightning,” “Other People’s Dreams,” 33 poems written for The Literary Review of Canada online during the Olympics, Paralympics and Arctic Games 2010 as part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section dedicated to my work as CanFund poet-in-residence (Feb-March 2010)

2010 “First Dispatch,” “Opening Ceremonies,” “Silver Weather,” “The Art of Losing,” “The Secret of Balance,” “Let the Athletes Decide,” “Lament for Women Ski Jumpers,” “Athletes vs. Artists,” “Game Day Logistics,” “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” “God Made Me Funky,” “My Coach, My Self,” “Where is Quatchi?” “May Athena Be on Your Side,” “Closing Time,” “Welcome to the Arctic Winter Games,” “Dream, Achieve, Inspire,” “Hand Games and Two-Foot High Kicks,” “If You Can’t Break a Record, Break a Sledge,” “Snow Snakes, Arm Pulls, Alaskan High Kicks, and Butt Hops,” “Much Music,” “My Father as Olympian,” Bang-Bang, Bang-Bang,” “Paralympics Game Day Logistics, of VanOc Should Be Ashamed,” “Shame, Shame on VanOc,” “The Athlete-Guide Relationship,” “Sledhead,” “Play Like a Paralympian,” “The Art of Pain Management,” “Closing Dispatch: I’ve Been Dreaming Other People’s Dreams,” 30 journalistic articles (each between 500 and 1450 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2010 CanFund poet-in-residence during the Olympics and Paralympics as well as my attendance at the Arctic Winter Games, Feb 12th-March 21st, 2010

2010 “My Sporting Life,” personal essay, TalkBack column, York U Magazine, January

2010 “A Referral,” “My Computer is Developing Autism and Other Disorders,” “Now that All My Friends Are Having Babies: A Thirties Lament,” “Picnic,” “Lobby,” “On Suffering,” poems, The Ottawater, January, pg. 78-84, online journal

2010 “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” poem, Vancouver Sun, sports section, F12, March 6, 2010

2010 “The Police Came By for a Visit,” and “A Fall from Grace,” poems, New Orleans Review, Vol 36, No 2, December, pg. 30-31

2010 “Five Short Poems for Your Amusement at the Hospital,” poem, for Poem of the Week for Helicon Creative Arts Magazine, University of Bristol, online publication, November, no pagination

2010 “How Stars Make Love,” “The Modern Soul,” and “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” poems, in English and in Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 12, Transposition, November, pg. 17-21,

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” “Luge Love Poem,” “Speed Skating Love Haiku,” “Ski Jumping Haiku,” “Long Distance,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” and “Other People’s Dreams,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 34 No 1, July, pg. 111-124

2010 “Olympic Haiku,” critical article on the relationship between haiku and sport, plus poems, frog pond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Vol 33:2, Spring/Summer, pg. 103-109,

2010 “My Team Canada Jersey,” short article on the experience of CanFund’s Olympic poet-in-residence, October, Mansfield Revue, online publication

2010 “Canada’s Most Memorable Poem: A.M. Klein’s ‘Portrait of the Poet as Landscape,” reprinted in LA Review of Books, online publication, September

2010 “Drunk Poets Not as Cool as Drunk Rock Stars,” short article on Slash autobiography, July, Mansfield Revue, online publication

2010 “Jocks on one side and artsies on the other—no more!” letter from the editor, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 34 No 1, July, pg. 6-8

2010 “First Dispatch,” “Opening Ceremonies,” “Silver Weather,” “The Art of Losing,” “The Secret of Balance,” “Let the Athletes Decide,” “Lament for Women Ski Jumpers,” “Athletes vs. Artists,” “Game Day Logistics,” “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” “God Made Me Funky,” “My Coach, My Self,” “Where is Quatchi?” “May Athena Be on Your Side,” “Closing Time,” “Welcome to the Arctic Winter Games,” “Dream, Achieve, Inspire,” “Hand Games and Two-Foot High Kicks,” “If You Can’t Break a Record, Break a Sledge,” “Snow Snakes, Arm Pulls, Alaskan High Kicks, and Butt Hops,” “Much Music,” “My Father as Olympian,” Bang-Bang, Bang-Bang,” “Paralympics Game Day Logistics, of VanOc Should Be Ashamed,” “Shame, Shame on VanOc,” “The Athlete-Guide Relationship,” “Sledhead,” “Play Like a Paralympian,” “The Art of Pain Management,” “Closing Dispatch: I’ve Been Dreaming Other People’s Dreams,” 30 journalistic articles (each between 500 and 1450 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2010 CanFund poet-in-residence during the Olympics and Paralympics as well as my attendance at the Arctic Winter Games, Feb 12th-March 21st, 2010

2009 “Vertigo,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 33, No 3, pg. 131-148, December

2009 “My Past Self Took a Trip to Korea,” poem, in English and Korean translation, Variety Crossing 11th Volume: Morphogenesis, pg. 24-27, December

2009 “Figure Skates Love Poem,” poem, Canadian Literature, No 202. Autumn 2009, pg. 65, November

2009 “Fortress,” poem, The Malahat Review, Vol 168, Fall 2009, pg. 91, September

2009 “In the Library,” “A Delicate Synthesis,” poems, Prism International, Vol 47:4, Summer 2009, pg. 53-54

2009 “Anacrusis,” poem, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol 27, Number 1, pg. 139

2009 “My Stomach Files a Lawsuit,” “Sex Therapy,” “Examinations,” “I Know My Uncle is Dead, But Why Isn’t He Taking Out the Garbage,” poems, Hart House Review, pg. 67-71, April

2009 “Brazil, Under These Circumstances”: “Going to Brazil,” “Radius,” “Purse,” “You Go To the Movies,” “My Uncle Holds My Grandmother’s Purse,” “My Mother is One Crazy Bitch,” “My Uncle Pretends He is My Grandmother,” “Grandmother’s Purse,” My Uncle Parachutes into Garbage,” “Brasilia Pretends to be Ottawa, “Why Would Anyone Go Back to Brazil Under These Circumstances,” poems, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education: Special Issue on Art, Literature, and Place: An Ecopoetics Reader, pg. 79-91, April

2009 “Things I Destroyed While You Were Away,” poem, Descant: Special Dogs and Cats Literature Issue, Vol 144 Spring, pg. 184

2009 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Figure Skating,” Notes and Opinions Section, Canadian Literature, Sport and the Athletic Body issue, Vol 202, Autumn 2009, pg, 138-141, November

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, (awaiting copies of journal for exact bibliographic information)

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, (awaiting copies of journal for exact bibliographic information)

2008 “The Last Supper,” poem, Grain Magazine, Vol 36 No 1 Summer, pg. 40-41

2008 “Ode to Mini-bars,” “To Be Found Dead in a Hotel Room,” poems, Descant: Special Hotels Issue, Vol 39 No 3, October, pg. 135-136

2008 “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” and an excerpt from To Whom It May Concern, Canada Focus e-zine, Canadian High Commission, United Kingdom, July (online publication)

2008 “Blind Spot,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 32 No 1, pg. 63-79

2008 “Fellatio,” “careful careful,” “No Poetry After Internet,” “Sometimes I’m Not Sure If I Agree With What I Write,” “The Poem Can Be Completed By Anyone,” “I’m Afraid of Brazilians or Visiting the Ancestral Homeland is Not the Great Ethnic Experience Promised by Other Memoirs,” “The End of the Paragraph,” “Women Don’t Write Manifestos,” “The Peculiar Death of Women Writers,” poems, Ars Poetica, online publication logolalia.com/arspoetica, Ed. Dan Waber, May

2008 “Poem for a Runaway Mother,” poetry sequence, Talking Poetry South Asia, (online publication, India), April

2008 “Canada’s Most Memorable Poem: A.M. Klein’s ‘Portrait of the Poet as Landscape,’” Literary Review of Canada, Vol 16 No 3, April, pg. 15

2008 “Introduction to Red Silk,” co-authored with Rishma Dunlop, Talking Poetry South Asia website (online publication), India, April

2008 “Review of Tim Lilburn’s poetry collection Orphic Politics,” The Walrus, March Issue, pg. 79

2007 “At Your Service,” short story, Existere, Vol 27 Iss 1, Fall, pg. 5-26

2007 “The Man on the Moon,” “A Definition of Torture,” “Her Old Shoes March to the Airport,” and “The Tycoon Leaves a Sentimental Will,” poems, The Ottawater (online publication)

2007 “The Tycoon Leaves a Sentimental Will,” poem plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 9, pg. 66-69

2007 “Several Women Booked an Appointment with God at the Same Time,” and “Ode to Patio Furniture,” poems, The Literary Review of Canada, Vol 15 No 5, June, pg. 16

2007 “Big Paw,” poem, The Walrus, July/August, pg. 49

2007 “To Whom It May Concern,” novel excerpt, Exile: The Literary Quarterly: 120th Volume, 30th Anniversary Issue, Vol 30 No 4, pg. 142-163

2007 “My Ovidian Education,” “Summer Escape,” “Advice to Young Poets: Rereading The Little Prince,” and “The Professor of Nothing,” poems, Studio (UBC online publication)

2006 “My Uncle Pretends He is My Grandmother,” poem plus Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 8, pg. 79-82

2006 “On the Psychology of Crying Over Spilt Milk,” “Elementary School Drop-Out,” “Lunch Note,” “Motorcycle Accidents and Other Things That Remind Me of Mother,” “Unbearable Cohabitation,” “My Mother Pretends to be Christ,” and “Common Book Pillow Book,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 29, No 3, pg. 104-114

2006 “Babel on a Page” contributor, Hart House Review, University of Toronto, pg. 5-6

2005 “The Wanderer: A New Millennium Translation,” poem, revisionist translation of the Anglo-Saxon, & “The Taoist Master in the Straw Coat” poem, The New Quarterly, No 96 Fall, pg. 58-62, 48

2005 “Ontological Necessity,” and “My Mother Pretends She is Christ,” poems plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 7, pg. 50-53

2005 “Smoke and Mirrors,” personal essay, York U Magazine, December, pg. 34

2005 “Innovators and Upstarts: Panel Discussion,” Proceedings from CanWrite conference panel, The New Quarterly, Vol 96 Fall, pg. 27-48

2005 “Writers on Writing: Not a Single Dirty Word: A Shocking Response to ‘Fellatio,’” short piece plus poem “Fellatio,” Querty, Fall, pg. 56-57

2004 “Poem for a Runaway Mother” poetic sequence, ARM—Academy of Research on Mothering, Vol 6 No 2, Fall/Winter, pg. 165-175

2004 “Hunger,” poem plus Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 6, pg. 69-70

2004 “Fellatio,” poem in Croatian translation, Zarez, VI/136-137, 9 rujna 2,,4, 47

2004 “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” “Bone Marrow,” poems plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 5, pg. 74-77

2003 “A Thousand Ships,” “Daydreaming in Red,” “Poseidon as My Father in His Wheelchair,” Understanding Postpartum Mood Disorder,” “Do What Thou Wilt is Here the Law,” “Bully,” Jove on Probation,” “God’s Sister,” “Items Recovered from Homer’s Wastepaper Basket,” “Correspondent Problems,” “Down and Out in Hades,” and “Someone Ought to Set Up a Shelter,” poems, Exile—The Literary Quarterly, Vol 27 No 3, pg. 38-49

2003 “Three Days Left,” short story, Fiddlehead, Summer, No 16, p. 9-15

2003 “Blood Line,” poem, Tessera, Vol 33-34, p. 196

2003 “How Poems Work: Anonymous: A Woman’s Complaint,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 25th

2003 “How Poems Work: Maria Negroni: The Baby,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 18th

2003 “How Poems Work: Miodrag Pavlović’s The Idol,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 11th

2003 “How Poems Work: John Donne’s An Anatomy of the World: First Anniversary,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 4th

2002 “Sleepwalking,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 26 No 3, pg. 10-25

2002 “Mycosis,” short story, Pagitica, Vol 2 No 2, pg. 85-96

2002 “Denial,” “Mistaken Identity,” “Unlike the Dead,” “For Cosmetic Reasons,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Bed and Breakfast” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 26 No 1, pg. 5-12

2002 “The Final Act” and “Children of Labrador,” poems, Grain, Vol 29 No 3, Winter, pg. 42-43

2002 “Members Only,” non-fiction, The Algonquonian, New Series No 16 Fall

2001 “The Man Who Loved Cats,” short story, Pottersfield Portfolio, Vol 21 No 3, pg. 43-45

2001 “Confessions of a Feminist,” poem, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol 20/21 No 4/1 Winter/Spring, pg. 75

2001 “My Ambition,” poem, Prairie Fire, Special Issue: Race Poetry, Eh?, Vol 21 No 4 March, pg. 106-107

2001 “Drawings Speak Louder Than Poems: Required Reading: A Witness in Words and Drawings to the Reena Virk Trials 1998-2000,” book review, in The Hamilton Examiner and TWN: Toronto’s Only Women’s Newspaper, Vol 3 No 11 September

2000 “Searching the Dictionary,” “Casualties,” “Lament,” “Purgatory,” “Because a Body Drowns Not by an Excess of Water, But by a Lack of Air,” “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” and “Imagining a Bullet,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 24 No 4, pg. 40-49

2000 “Niagara Mermaids,” poetry, The Niagara Poetry Project (on-line publication)

2000 “Tulips” and “The Politics of Water,” poetry, Existere, Vol 21 No 1, pg. 37-38

2000 “If Abraham,” poetry, Word magazine, First Place Poetry Contest Winner, July

2000 “Loneliness,” poetry, The Literary Review of Canada, June Vol 8 No 5

2000 “At the Forks of the River,” “Afternoon Window Washer,” “The Lamp,” and “No More Funerals,” poems, Descant magazine, Summer, Vol 31 No 2 109, pg. 86-89

1999 “My Heart,” “Ovarian Dreams,” “Fertilization Study,” “Eden: A Failed Experiment,” and “Butterfly,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 23 No 3, pg. 89-95

1999 “The Boy Next Door,” short story, Blood and Aphorisms: A Journal of Writing, Vol 34, pg. 31-34

1999 “The Bottom of the Well,” and “Lamplight,” poems, Intangible Magazine, Vol 2 No 1, pg. 24-25

1998 “It’s not your life that worries me,” “The Dead,” “Warning to a Gynecologist,” “The Politics of Fire,” “Grieving for Mother,” “Ghosts,” “How to Draw Blood From a Stone,” “Bone-marrow,” “Porches,” and “An Apology for Dying Young,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 21 No 3, pg. 30-41

1997 “The Still Body is a Perfect Body,” fiction, Smoke: A Journal of Literary Prose (plus Smoke: Online) Summer, pg. 6-10, plus interview with the author pg. 55-55

1997 “My Love is Killing the Garden” and “Why I Write,” poems, Queen Street Quarterly: A Journal of Prose, Poetry and Art, Vol 1 No 2, pg. 41-43

1997 “Open Letter to English Academia,” essay, Pan Del Muerto, U of T Vol 5 No 1, pg. 27-30

1996 “An Interview with Timothy Findley,” article, published in The Foundation Newspaper, Atkinson College, York University

Conference Papers

2010 “On Traumatology” featured guest poet, dialogic session and Q and A with Dr. Norm Cornett, Access Asie Festival, Galerie Samuel-Lallouz, Montreal

2010 “Writing Imaginative and Memorable Poetry,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 23rd

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 22nd

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for students and teachers, St. John’s Kilmarnock Seconday School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

2010 “Bringing Girls Across the City Together with Poetry and Fiction,” writing workshops with Havergal and East York students, Jan 29th

2010 “Reading and Writing Poetry” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, Toronto, all-day workshops, Jan 28th

2010 “Writing about High school,” workshop for students and teachers, St. John’s Kilmarnock Seconday School, Breslau Ontario, Jan 20th

2010 “Feeding Your Muse,” workshops for students and teachers, Food for Thought Conference, Havergal Institute, Jan 13th

2009 “Inherited Poetry: Live Coverage, Ontological Necessities and Adapting Form,” featured panel/reading and Q and A, James Reaney Memorial Conference, Georgian College, Laurentian University

2009 “Poetry Workshops for Athletes,” workshop, Bodyworks Symposium: Intersections of Sport, Art, and Culture, Nov 6th

2009 “Finding Subjects: Fiction and Poetry Writing, and the Growth an Artist Makes Between Books,” workshops for L3 Writers’ Conference, Barrie Ontario, April 8th

2009 “Reading and Writing Poetry,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 23rd

2008 “Body Poetry,” series of workshops for students and teachers, Havergal Institute, Wellness Day Conference, Oct 28th

2008 "Poetry Workshop" for Writers Circle of Durham Region Writing Conference, May 3rd

2008 “How To Write Poetry” and “How Poetry Can Still Matter” workshops with various high school English classes at Branksome Hall, Feb 6 and 7

2007 “On the Task of the Translator,” Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, for MA and PhD students in the program, fall

2007 November 24th, "All-Day Master’s Poetry Workshop," Writers and Editors Network, St. Luke’s Church, Mississauga

2007 October 13th, Workshop Leader “Issues in Translation” and Guest Writer, Banff Centre Writing Workshop, Banff WordFest

2007 August 16th, Guest Talk, “Tips for Writing Fiction and Poetry: Write What You Know, but Seek Out What You Don’t Know,” International Readings at Harbourfront Youth Authors Camp

2007 July 29th, Guest Workshop on Fiction and Poetry Writing, "Masala! Menhdi! Masti!" South-Asian Festival, CNE Grounds

2007 June 16th, Guest Lecture on Poetry, Writers and Editors Network, Etobicoke

2007 May 10th, "Fiction Workshop for Toronto District School Board Prize Winners", Hart House, University of Toronto

2007 March, Talk on Live Coverage for Prof. Len Early’s “Contemporary Canadian Poetry” course, York University, English (Live Coverage is a required text in the course.)

2006 July 13th, “‘Who Cares?’ The Challenges of Teaching Creative Writing as Political Activity to The It’s-All-About-Me Generation,” conference paper, Poetry and Politics Conference, Stirling, Scotland

2006 July, “Live Coverage and Media,” Reading and Contextualizing Talk, Poetry and Politics Conference, Stirling Scotland

2006 Nov 30th, Havergal Institute, Toronto, Stories Around the Well Project in conjunction with Diaspora Dialogues, Making a Difference, “Reading as Practicing Living” talk for grades 7-12, then talks on creative writing and interactive teaching sessions with two grade 7 English classes and one grade 12 Drama class

2006 October 16th, “Creative Writing as Literary Criticism,” Graduate Humanities Seminar Series

2005 Sept 10th, Writers Breakfast Talk/Reading on “The Process a Writer Goes Through Once Work is Accepted for Publication,” Durham Region Writers Association

2004 May 6th, York Archive Series Book Club, featured The Divine Economy of Salvation Discussion

2003 Nov 29th, Canadian Authors Association "Novel Writing Workshop" (full-day), Toronto Branch

Book Reviews

2013 Tiffany Bayliss, “Histories and Hauntings: New Books of Note,” The Toronto Review of Books, (online edition), Oct 22nd

2013 rob mclennan, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” rob mclennan’s blog, (online publication), Oct 21st

2013 Gail Cabana-Coldwell, “Toronto English prof comes to terms with the mother who abandoned her,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping was sent online), Oct 12th

2013 Sarah Barmak, “Projection: A memoir about a daughter, a runaway mother, a life lived half in fiction,” The Globe and Mail (print and online editions), pg. R21, Oct 11th

2013 Stacey May Fowles, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” Quill & Quire (print and online editions), pg. 32, October

2013 Kerry Clare, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” Pickle Me This Book Blog, (online publication), Sept 29th

2013 Andrew Armitage, “Non-fiction worthy of awards,” The Sun Times(Owen Sound), pg. B01, Sept 28th

2013 Paul Gessell, “Vengeful, angry, Uppal takes on her runaway mother,” Ottawa Citizen (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping sent online), Sept 20th

2012 Lori A. May, “The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011,” Northern Poetry Review, summer, online publication

2012 rob mclennan, “The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 Edited by Priscila Uppal,” rob mclennan’s blog, (online publication), Mar 6th

2012 Jonathan Ball, “Search of literary journals discovers poetry at its ‘best’,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping was sent online), Jan 28

2012 Melissa F Alvarado, “Best Canadian Poetry,” “The Nebraska Girl Lit Hour” Radio Show, January, (radio review, no pagination)

2012 Mark Sampson, “Review: The Best Canadian Poetry in English,” Free Range Reading, (online publication), Jan 12

2012 Devapriya Roy, “King Lear of the Multicultural World,” Indian Literature (India), March/April, Vol 262, pg. 203-205

2011 Susie DeCoste, “Transitions in Poetry: Arrivals and Departures, Here is Where We Disembark, The Good News About Armageddon, Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping as sent online)

2011 Helen Hajnoczky, “Priscila Uppal’s Winter Sport: Poems,” A TeaCozy is a Sometimes: Poetry is the Real Crime, online publication, February 23rd, no pagination

2011 Mark Sampson, “Review: Winter Sport Poems,” Free Range Reading, online publication, April 21st, no pagination

2011 Barbara Carey, “An Olympic poet on Vancouver 2010,” The Toronto Star, April 10th, pg.IN7

2011 Susie DeCoste, “Transitions in Poetry: Arrivals and Departures, Here is Where We Disembark, The Good News About Armageddon, Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping as sent online

2011 John Cunningham, “Traumatology,” Arc Poetry Magazine, Winter 2011, pg. 141-142

2011 Noel Williams, “Successful Tragedies,” The North 47 (U.K.), Spring 2011, pg. 114-116

2011 Jessica Rose, “Other Tongues,” Ricepaper, Vol 16, No 2 (no pagination: clipping sent by mail)

2011 Christine Stewart, “Awash in Linguistic (and Intestinal) Doubt: Expeditions of a Chimera and The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping was sent online)

2010 Harold Heft, “Three Extraordinary Poets: Kate Hall, Priscila Uppal and Robyn Sarah,” The Montreal Gazette (print and online edition) Apr 15.

2010 Chris Moss. “Five Poets to try in 2010,” Time Out London, Jan 7, no pagination (clipping sent by mail).

2010 Bill Robertson, “Show Me the Dogs and the Sports,” Vancouver Sun (print and online edition), May 8.

2010 Tracy Ware, “Fresh Woods and False Surmise,” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. No. 65, Fall/Winter 2010, pg. 98-103.

2010 Alison Korn, “Athletes Pack Christimas book shelves with must reads,” Toronto Sun, Nov30th, no pagination (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Gillian Harding-Russell, “Traumatology,” Prairie Fire Review of Books, online publication, Vol 10, No 4, no pagination

2010 Angela Hibbs, “Poetry Review Round-Up,” Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts, May 12th, no pagination, online journal edition

2010 John Challis, “Successful Tragedies,” Hand + Star (U.K.), September, no pagination, 2-page review (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Author Uncredited, “Priscila Uppal’s Successful Tragedies,” Don’t Delay Magazine (U.K.), September, no pagination (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Fred D’Aguiar, “Against Correctness,” Poetry London, No 66, Summer 2010, pg. 38-40

2010 Gillian Harding-Russell, “The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories,” Prairie Fire Review of Books, Vol 10, No 2, (no pagination: clipping sent by mail).

2010 Andrew Faulkner, “The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories,” Broken Pencil Magazine, April 2010, pg. 61

2010 Karen Weisman, “We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 568-570

2010 Vivek Tejuja, “Of Books and Reading: To Whom It May Concern,” The Hungry Reader (India), online publication, November 19th

2010 Cynthia Sugars, “Fiction by Established Authors,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 208-229 (To Whom discussed pg. 214-215)

2010 Douglas Ivison, “Celebrating Barry Callaghan,” Canadian Literature, No 204, Spring 2010, (clipping sent online, no pagination)

2010 W.J. Keith, “Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 501-502

2009 Philip Marchand, “Books Quarterly: Books for the sporting,” National Post, Nov 28th, 3 pages (no pagination as clipping was sent online)

2009 Ian Pople, “20 Canadian Poets Take on the World,” The Manchester Review, U.K., online, October

2009 Mark Callanan, “The Exile Book of Poems in Translation: 20 Canadian Poets Take on the World,” Quill & Quire, July/August, pg. 40

2009 Unaccredited author, “Poetry, Reading,” The Overdecorated Bookcase, (online blog) May 2009, no pagination.

2009 Author Uncredited, “A Trio of Worthy Reads,” The Overdecorated Bookcase, online publication, May

2009 Matt Kennedy, “We Are What We Mourn,” The Dalhousie Review, Summer, pg. 267-268

2009 Moberley Luger, “Mourning the Past, Making the Future,” Canadian Literature, Vol 201, Summer 2009, pg. 195-196

2009 Debbie MacLellan, “To Whom It May Concern,” Edwards Bookclub, October, online publication

2009 Marianne Apostolides, “Voices Unheard: Letters and Fragmented Stories Create an Intriguing Tale” Literary Review of Canada, June 2009 Vol. 17, No. 5, pg. 18

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell, “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi Life, February/March 2009, pg. 10

2009 Author Uncredited, “When Lives Collide,” The Silhouette (McMaster University Newspaper, print and online), March 28th, No pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Nathan Whitlock, “Culture Trends: Books,” Fashion Magazine, March, pg. 92-93

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi Life, Feb/March, pg. 10

2009 Marian Botsford Fraser, “Let it Snow,” More Magazine, Feb/Mar, pg. 32

2009 Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston, “Priscila Uppal Comes Home,” X-Press (Ottawa), Feb 19th, pg. 8

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell, “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi-Life (Toronto Star) (print and online editions), Feb 12th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Ibi Kaslik, “King Lear in Oz: Uppal’s writing bursts with humour, plot turns and insights,” The Globe and Mail, Feb 7th, F10

2009 Paul Gessell, “An Ottawa Lear: Beleagured father in Priscila Uppal’s novel a tragicomic figure,” The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 1st, B1, B2

2009 James Grainger, “In Search of the Self,” Quill & Quire, Jan/Feb, pg. 45

2009 Margaret MacPherson, “Together and alone in a collage called family: Various methods of storytelling shape one household’s history,” The Edmonton Journal (print and online editions), Jan 18th, no pagination—clipping sent online, (this article was also printed in The Vancouver Sun)

2009 Anne Chudobiak, “Quest for a happy family: Tragic—and funny—tale is set in Ottawa. Priscila Uppal: A new Atwood?” Montreal Gazette (print and online editions), Jan 16th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Rory Runnels, “Engrossing story full of rich narrative power,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions), Jan 11th, Books, pg. 2

2009 Susan G. Cole, “King who?” Now Magazine, Jan 8-14th, pg. 40

2008 Carolyn Marie Souaid, “Ontological Necessities,” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (print and online), pg. 173-175 (clipping sent online—volume number not indicated)

2007 Richard Sanger, “Griffin Field Notes 2007,” Books in Canada, November, Vol 36 No 8, pg. 30-31

2007 Maurice Mierau, “Poet has a few surprises up her sleeve” (review includes discussion of the Griffin Poetry Prize anthology), Winnipeg Free Press (print and online publication), no pagination—clipping sent online, July 29th

2007 Aaron Tucker, “Questioning Answers,” Women’s Post, June 8-22, pg. 13

2007 John Carroll, “Ontological Necessities,” Event, Vol 36 No 1, pg. 111-112

2007 K.I. Press, “Ontological Necessities,” Contemporary Verse 2, Vol 29, No 4, pg. 78-80

2007 Alessandro Porco, “Swimming in Two Directions,” Books in Canada, March, pg. 33-34

2007 Ewan White, “Live Coverage,” Studio (UBC online publication)

2006 Barbara Carey, “Syllables of Creation: Local Pair Challenges Barbara Carey on Human Condition,” Toronto Star, November 19th, pg. D7

2006 Meg Walker, “Of men and parents, and awesome observations,” Globe and Mail, August 5, pg. D10

2006 Mridula Nath Chakraborty, “Of Words and Waginas,” Canadian Literature, No 190 Autumn 2006, pg. 81-83

2006 Laurie Bolger, “Red Silk,” SikhChic.com (online publication)

2005 George Elliott Clarke, “Not Just Exotic Hyphenated Canadians,” The Globe and Mail, April 9, pg. D6

2005 Susan Briscoe, “Diaspora Dreams,” Books in Canada, April, pg. 31-32

2005 Tanis McDonald, “Red Silk,” Centre for Feminist Research Special Book Review Edition, York University, Spring

2005 Chris Cornish, “Live at York: Priscila Uppal,” Y-File (online publication), York University

2004 Julie Chychota, untitled, CM Magazine, Oct 3

2004 Susan Perren, “Children,” The Globe and Mail, Sept 20, pg. D23

2004 Author Uncredited, “Certain Things About My Mother,” Books and More for Growing Minds, Somerville, NJ, June

2004 Kate Larking, “Book contemplates future,” The Calgary Herald, Mar 13

2004 Jane Halsall, “Certain Things About My Mother: Daughters Speak,” School Library Journal, March

2004 Author Uncredited, “Teens invited to read all about it and learn,” Etobicoke Guardian, Feb 28

2004 Shari Fesko, “Certain Things About My Mother,” Voya, Feb

2004 Author Uncredited, “On the Brink of Adulthood,” Publisher’s Weekly, New York, Jan 26

2004 Norman Ravvin, “The Two Cohens,” Canadian Literature, No 183, Winter, pg. 167-169

2003 Lynn Barter, “Tales for Teenagers,” The Telegram, St John’s, Oct 5

2003 Author Uncredited, “Mother’s Little Writer,” The Vancouver Sun, August

2003 Alex Moore, “ForeWord This Week,” ForeWord Magazine, July 11

2003 Diedre Baker, “Subways to Pirates,” The Toronto Star, Mar 12

2003 Karen Holt, “ForeSight Feature: Debut Novels,” ForeWord Magazine, May/June

2003 Matt Ruff, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Independent Weekly (print and online publication), Mar 5th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2003 Lorraine York, “Fiction,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 73, No 1, Winter, pg. 4-5

2003 Henry L. Carrigan Jr., “Revisiting a transgression,” Observer (Charlotte, NC), Jan19

2002 Michael Bryson, “Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen and Typing: A Life in 26 Keys,” The Danforth Review (online publication)

2002 Bill Gladstone, “Cohen’s legacy examined in new book,” The Canadian Jewish News, July 4

2002 T.F. Rigelhof, “Canonizing Matt Cohen,” The Globe and Mail, June 29

2002 Francine Prose, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” People, Nov 25, pg. 50

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Flaunt, Oct

2002 Fran Willing, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Bust, Fall, pg. 95-6

2002 Don Crinklaw, “A nun’s dark past comes to light via a candlestick,” Sun-Sentinel, Sept 1

2002 Charles Hix, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Publishers Weekly, Aug 12, 156

2002 Ed Halloran, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Rocky Mountain News, Aug 5

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Kirkus Review, July

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Library Journal, July

2002 Eleanor J. Bader, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Library Journal, July

2002 W.P. Kinsella, “First Novels,” Books in Canada, July, pg. 38

2002 Clara Thomas, “Sins and Sisterhood,” Books in Canada, May, pg. 3

2002 Donna Bailey Nurse, “In the company of women,” The Toronto Star, April 28

2002 Susan Riley, “Young writer mature in debut,” The Calgary Herald, April 20

2002 Carol Goodwin, “Convent school for scandal,” Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Apr 6

2002 Shana Faust, “Recommended Reading,” Flare, April, pg. 52

2002 Tanya Baglole, “Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Okanagan Sunday, Mar 31, and The Kingston-Whig Standard, Mar 30

2002 Ian McGillis, “View from a convent school,” The Gazette,” Mar 30

2002 Susan G. Cole, “Supple Uppal,” Now, Mar. 21-27, pg. 68

2002 Murray Tong, “Haunted by sexual crimes of the past,” The Hamilton Spectator, Mar 16, pg. 19

2002 Susan Walker, “Writer draws on ‘lifetime of reading’ for material,” The Toronto Star (reprinted in The Expositor, The Okanagan Sunday, The Chronicle-Herald, Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Chronicle Journal [Thunder Bay], Brandon Sun, Star Phoenix, Times-Colonist, The Daily News), Mar. 4

2002 Martin Levin, “Ladies’ day in CanLit,” The Toronto Star, Mar. 2

2002 Fraser Sutherland, “Get thee to this nunnery,” The Globe and Mail, Mar 2,(paperback mentioned Feb. 15, 2003)

2002 Sandra Martin, “Get thee to a nunnery,” Elle, March, pg. 58

2002 Andrew Armitage, “The angst in coming of age,” The Sun Times (Owen Sound), Feb 23

2002 Claire Rothman, “Young poet offers strong first novel,” The Gazette, Feb 16

2002 Robert Wiersema, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Quill & Quire, Feb, pg. 33-4

2002 Robert Earl Stewart, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Drive, issue 15, pg. 22

2002 Fraser Sutherland, “Poems of loss and dreaming,” The Globe and Mail, Mar 2

2002 Barbara Carey, “Endings, bold and subtle,” The Toronto Star, Jan. 13, pg. D14

2001 Ronnie R. Brown, “Pretending to Die,” Bookseller, Nov. 5, pg. 8

2000 Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, “Encores,” The National Post, Feb. 19

2000 Branko Gorjup, “Confessions of a Fertility Expert,” World Literature in Review (reprinted in Il Tolemeo, Italy)

1999 Lynn Crosbie, “Laurels for Better and Verse,” The National Post, March

1999 Fraser Sutherland, “A Vat of Verse: Facts and Observations from a Box of Poetry,” The Globe and Mail, March

Public Lectures

2013 “On Writing Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother and the Difficulties of Discussing Family Issues in Public,” lecture/reading and Q and A, Branksome College Featured Speaker, Toronto, Nov 20th

2013 “On Creative Writing as an Academic Discipline and the Research Behind Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” lecture/reading and Q and A, Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, Nov 18th

2013 Poetry Workshop on Collecting Materials for “Social Fabric Project: Art Gallery of Mississauga Commission,” Art Gallery of Mississauga with Ink Movement Youth Writing Collective, Nov 9th

2013 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 14th, all day

2013 “On Summer Sport: Poems and Being an Olympic Poet,” guest lecture/discussion for Peter Steven’s Sports Culture course, York University, Summer Sport: Poems is a required course text, May 28th

2013 “My Poetic Triathlons,” featured speaker, TED X Event “Tendata Vita: The Way Must Be Tried,” York University, Toronto, Mar 28th

2013 “Every Subject Has the Potential to Be Considered Poetic,” lecture, reading, plus Q and A with St. Clemens Highs School students, Feb 5th

2013 “The World is an At-Risk Community,” keynote lecturer, Centre for Human Rights Conference “On Creativity and Inclusion,” York University, Jan 31st

2012 “Poetic Health: Creative Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies through Words,” featured speaker, TED X Event, Havergal College, Toronto, Nov 3rd

2012 “Best Canadian Poetry: Poet, Editor, Critic,” New York University, with Molly Peacock, lecture plus readings and Q and A, Oct 26th

2012 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Vanier College lecture, Oct 23rd

2012 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 23rd, all day

2012 “The Joys of Adaptation: Theory and Practice,” conference paper with creative performance, plus Chairing of session “Adaptation, Falling In and Out of Love, The Life of Nelson Woo,” Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Association (CCWWP) Conference, Toronto, Humber Campus, with panelists Dennis Bock and Jack Wang

2012 “The Realities of the Writing Life: Empowering Students with Practical Knowledge,” conference paper, Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Association (CCWWP) Conference, Toronto, Humber Campus, with panelists Dr. Robert McGill and Meaghan Strimas, May 11th

2012 “Sports Writing,” writing workshop for Barrie area high school students, L3 Literary Conference, Barrie, hosted by Barrie Collegiate, April 19th

2012 “On Winter Sport: Poems and Best Canadian Poetry,” guest lecture/discussion for Professor Len Early’s EN 4200 Contemporary Canadian Poetry course, York University, Winter Sport: Poems is a required course text, March 30th

2012 “The Poetry of the Music,” Master Class, for Music Department, Voice Majors, for Prof. Catherine Robbins, Mar 13th

2012 “The Poetry of the Music,” Master Class, for Music Department, Voice Majors, for Prof. Norma Burrowes, Mar 13th

2012 Discussion and Q and A on To Whom It May Concern for Toronto Book Club

2012 “Behind the Scenes of The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology,” University of Toronto Scarborough Event for Prof. Daniel Scott Tysdal’s Contemporary Poetry course with Andrew Faulkner, and David Seymour, readings plus lecture plus Q and A, Feb 28th

2012 “Health Poetry” talk/lecture and Q and A with Poetry students of Prof. Tim Lilburn at University of Victoria, Feb 1st

2012 “Life Writing: Sports as Art” guest lecture two for Prof. Jon Sufrin’s Introduction to Professional Writing course, Jan 31st

2012 “Life Writing: Sports as Art” guest lecture one for Prof. Jon Sufrin’s Introduction to Professional Writing course, Jan 30th

2012 “My Olympic Poetry Experience,” guest lecture two for Prof. Safai and Prof. Humana The Sociology of Sport course, Jan 30th

2012 “My Olympic Poetry Experience,” guest lecture one for Prof. Safai and Prof. Humana The Sociology of Sport course, Jan 30th

2012 “Sports Writing” workshop, Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka

2011 “On Reading and Writing Poems,” lecture, reading plus Q and A with Richmond Hill High School students, Sept 20th

2011 “Living the Creative Life in Public,” paper plus Q and A as part of Research Matters Panel Creative Writing Research in the 21st Century, York University, with Prof. Rishma Dunlop and Prof. Michael Helm, Nov 2nd

2011 “Behind the Scenes of The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology,” University of Toronto Scarborough Event, with Daniel Scott Tysdal, Barry Dempster, and Andrew Faulkner, readings plus lecture plus Q and A, Nov 23rd

2011 “The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology and the Canadian Poetry Scene,” York University Creative Writing Series event, with Daniel Scott Tysdal, Barry Dempster and Andrew Faulkner, readings plus lecture plus Q andA, Oct 31st

2011 “Sports Writing,” Workshop for youth, Youth Writers Conference, North York Central Library, plus open mic hosting for youth reading, Oct 15th

2011 “Creative Writing Pedagogy,” panel discussion and Q and A, Guelph-Humber MFA Program in Creative Writing, Oct 4th

2011 “Making York a Significant Place in Your Life, Rather than a Stop in Your Day,” keynote lecture for Founders College student orientation, August 25th

2011 “Character and Plot Development,” workshop with youth for Diaspora Dialgoues, Bridlewood Library, Toronto, August 25th

2011 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 22nd, all day

2011 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 15th, all day

2011 “Finding a Story,” workshop with youth for Diaspora Dialogues, Bridlewood Library, Toronto, August 4th

2011 “On Reading and Writing Poems,” lecture, reading plus Q and A with Richmond Hill High School students, all day, May

2011 “On Writing Fiction,” talk and Q and A with University of Toronto Continuing Studies Fiction students, May 26th

2011 “My Gold Medal Experience: Olympic Poetry,” featured lecture, reading, plus Q and A, for York Circle, York University, April 30th

2011 “On Sports Writing and Winter Sports: Poems,” workshops for Barrie high school students as part of L3 Barrie Conference, all day

2011 “To Whom It May Concern plus Poetry Translations” Lecture, Readings, plus Q and A for Siena-Toronto Cultural Centre and Masters in Translation Studies students, Siena Italy, April 11th

2011 “Canadian Shakespeare: The Multicultural Political Imagination and To Whom It May Concern,” lecture plus Q and A for North American Studies Graduate Students, University of Bologna, Italy, April 7th

2011 “On Health: Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” for Canadian Studies Speaker Series, York University, March 21st

2011 “On Writing Poetry and Novels and Living as a Creative Writer,” a lecture plus Q and A with Creative Writing Graduate Program students at Binghampton University New York, March 16th

2011 Keynote Speaker for University de Montreal’s EGSA Conference “Literature on the Margins,” “The Possibilities of the Margins,” lecture plus Q and A, March 11th

2011 “Reading and Writing Poetry and Fiction,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 27th

2011 “Reading and Writing Poetry and Fiction,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 28th

2010 “Writing Novels, Short Stories, and the Canadian Literary Climate,” a lecture, reading and Q and A for students in Prof. David Chariandry’s senior fiction-writing class, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Mar 4th

2010 “How to Write Memorable Poems,” for undergraduate creative writing students, University of British Columbia, lecture and reading, Mar 3rd

2010 “To Whom It May Concern and King Lear,” lecture and Q and A regarding the novel with grade 11 classes who are studying the book for English along with King Lear, St. John’s Kilmarnock Secondary School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

2010 “Gender, Language, and Illness: a discussion of To Whom It May Concern and Traumatology” for Carelton University graduate students, Women’s Studies, Ottawa, Jan 25th

2010 “The Genesis of To Whom It May Concern,” lecture and Q and A regarding the novel with grade 11 classes who are studying the book for English along with King Lear, St. John’s Kilmarnock Secondary School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

“I’m Sorry I Forgot To Clean Up After Myself: What Does It Mean to Be a Poet in the 21st Century?” talk, reading and Q and A for English Literature class, Marianopolis College (CEGEP), Montreal, November 18th

“Health Poetry: Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Reading, lecture, and Q and A, Canadian Studies Speaker Series, York University, November 9th

2010 “Creative Writing Workshops for Athletes,” conference paper, (also Chair of the “Creative Writing Workshops” session), Creative Writing and Writing Programs Association Conference, Calgary/Banff, October 8th

2010 “Creative Writing as Literary Criticism,” lecture and discussion, for Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, October 4th

2010 “How to Complete Comprehensive Exams and Your Dissertation in an Effective and Timely Manner,” lecture plus Q and A for English Graduate students, York University, September 28th

2010 “Sports Haiku,” workshop for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 30th

2010 “Sports Writing,” workshop for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 23rd

2010 “On Traumatology” featured guest poet, dialogic session and Q and A with Dr. Norm Cornett, Access Asie Festival, Galerie Samuel-Lallouz, Montreal, May 8th

2010 “Writing Imaginative and Memorable Poetry,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 23rd

2009 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Winters College lecture, Oct 22nd

2009 “Graduate Writing” Professionalization Lecture/Workshop for Humanities Graduate Program and FGS, October 19th

2009 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Vanier College lecture, Oct 6th

2009 “News That Stays News: Revisionist Mythmaking in the 21st Century and Live Coverage,” two lectures for York University Humanities course, Myth and Imagination, Prof. Robert Tordoff, selections from Live Coverage are required reading in the course, April 13th and 15th

2008 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Making a Splash,” keynote lecture/reading delivered at Korean Pen 15th International Literary Symposium, Seoul, Korea, Sept 19th

2007 October 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Fundamentals of Learning course

2007 October 23rd, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Fundamentals of Learning course

2007 October 12th, Lecture/Reading “A Decade of Changing Poetics,” for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, University of Calgary

2007 July 21st, Guest Lecture, “The Contents and Discontents of Free Verse,” for Prof. Bruce Meyer’s Writing class, Laurentian University

2007 Feb 6th, "How to Use Creative Writing Assignments in Non-Creative Writing Courses (and How to Grade them!)," Guest Lecture plus Question and Answer Session, Winters College Event, Foundations Courses Teaching Workshops

2007 Jan 30th, "How to Approach Academic Writing at the Graduate Level," Guest Lecture plus Question and Answer Session, York University, for Winters College

2006 Oct 25th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2006 Oct 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Winter’s College, open to all York undergraduates

2006 October 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2006 August 28th, Orientation Lecture, “Why Read?”, for Vanier College First Year Students

2006 Jan 19th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Winter’s College, open to all York undergraduates

2005 October 19, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2005 October 18, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2005 May 11th, “Canadian Literature: An Introduction,” Guest Lecture at the University of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil, to undergraduate students, English Literature Program, for Prof. Cinthia Swantes

2005 May 2nd, “Ethnic-Canadian Literature and the Elegy,” Guest Lecture at Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, University Federal, Brazil, to graduate and undergraduate students, English Literature Program, for Prof. Sonia Torres

2005 Feb 21st, "How to Read and Write a Poem," Guest Lecture in Prof. Jan Rehner’s HUMA 1980: Writing Process and Practice course, York University

2004 November 10th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Interactive Lecture with Question and Answer Session, Winter’s College Lecture Series

2004 October 13th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2004 October 12th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2004 Feb 19th, Canadian Authors Association, “Writing and Publishing” Lecture, Toronto

2004 Feb 23rd, “How to Read and Write a Poem,” Guest Lecture, for Prof. Jan Rehner Writing Process and Practice, HUMA 1980, York University

2003 Nov 18th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture and Q & A Session, Winters College Lecture Series

2003 October 8th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning Course

2003 October 7th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning Course

2003 March 24th, Vanier College Fellows Lecture Series, York University, “News that Stays News: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Twenty-first Century”

2003 Jan 7th, “How to Read a Poem” lecture, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto

2002 Nov 26, AK/EN 4864 6.0: Major Canadian and American Novelists to the mid 20th Century, York University, “Of Mice and Men” lecture

2002 Oct 15, York University Graduate Women’s Studies Seminar Series, lecture “The Creative Process of Novel Writing and The Divine Economy of Salvation

2002 March, “How to Read a Poem” lecture, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto

Creative Works

2014 Six Essential Questions, full-length play, World Premiere, Factory Theatre 2013-2014 Season, Mainstage, (Dramaturge: Iris Turcott; Director: Leah Cherniak; Projections: Cylla von Tiedemann; Movement: Terrill Maguire; Set and Costume: Victoria Wallance; Actors: Maggie Huculak, Mina James, Elizabeth Saunders, Richard Zeppieri) March 1 – March 30 (4 previews, 22 performances)

2013 “Short Circuits,” Public Readings from Works-in-Progress from Natural Resources Resident Playwrights Creation Group, Factory Theatre, Factory Wired Festival, June 9th, selections read from Blue, a full-length play work-in-progress

2012-2014 Factory Theatre Natural Resources Resident Playwrights Creation Group (plays for development as part of the Factory Wired Festival 2013 & 2014); with Damien Atkins, Melody Johnson, Marjorie Chan and David Yee

2012 Six Essential Questions, full-length play, Public Workshop with the Factory Theatre, Factory Wired Festival Toronto, (Dramaturge: Iris Turcott; Actors: Nicola Cavendish, Anusree Roy, Elizabeth Saunders, Martin Julien) June 5th-June 9th, with public reading June 9th

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 22nd

Forthcoming

2014 “Five Short Poems for Your Amusement at the Hospital,” poem, Hospital Anthology, Tightrope Books, forthcoming

2013 “Forward Thinking,” “The Dead Have Sabotaged My Facebook Page,” poems, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, Ed. Vivekanand Jha, Hidden Brook Press Canada, pagination forthcoming

2013 “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” poem plus “Commentary on Poem,” Poetry for Peace, Ed. Michael Lidgley, (Asia), forthcoming

2013 “The Myth and Politics of Hauntology: A Review of Tanis MacDonald’s The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Womens’ Paternal Elegies,” Canadian Literature, forthcoming fall

2011 Heart Surgery: A Suite of Poems, poem sequence chapbook (handmade: limited edition), LyricalMyrical Publications Canada, 30 pages, forthcoming spring

2010 Winter Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, forthcoming, fall

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Anchor Canada, 400 pages, paperback edition, forthcoming fall

2010 Traumatology, poetry, Exile Editions, 91 pages, forthcoming January

2010 “The Police Came By for a Visit,” and “A Fall from Grace,” poems, New Orleans Review, forthcoming fall

2010 “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” poem, Arc Poetry Magazine, No. 65, Winter 2010, December, forthcoming

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” “Luge Love Poem,” “Speed Skating Love Haiku,” “Ski Jumping Haiku,” “Long Distance,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” and “Other People’s Dreams,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, forthcoming summer

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, forthcoming

2009 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Making a Splash,” critical article, The Journal of Eastern Sports and Physical Education, details forthcoming

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 AP/EN4600 6.0  Principles of Creative Writing: Senior Mixed Genre Workshop SEMR Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 AP/EN4620 6.0  Senior Poetry Workshop SEMR Course Website 


Priscila Uppal’s teaching and research interests include English Poetry, European Poetry, Canadian Literature, World Literature, reading culture and representations of readers in art, revisionist mythmaking, adaptation, the artistic process, medical humanities, sports literature, mourning and grief, and creative writing in all its forms. She is the author of nine books of poetry: Summer Sport: Poems (2013), Winter Sport: Poems (2010), Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010 (Bloodaxe Books U.K. 2010). Traumatology (2010), Ontological Necessities (2006), Live Coverage (2003), Pretending to Die (2001),Confessions for a Fertility Expert (1999), and How to Draw Blood From a Stone (1998); the novels To Whom It May Concern (2009), and The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002); and a critical study on elegies, We Are What We Mourn (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2009). She is also the editor of several anthologies and essay collections, including The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories (2009), The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take On the World (2009), Barry Callaghan: Essays on his Works (2007), Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (2004) and Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen. Her works have been published internationally and translated into numerous languages including Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Korean and Latvian. In addition to teaching and lecturing at York University, Uppal frequently gives guest lectures, talks, and workshops, in academic and non-academic circles about writing, reading, literacy, ethnicity, revisionism, genres, pedagogy, among many other topics, in Canada and the United States, and beyond. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and panels, and has been reviewed and/or profiled in national and international papers.


Area of Specialization

English


Degrees

Ph.D. English, York University
MA English, University of Toronto
Double Honours BA English and Creative Writing, York University

All Publications

Books

2013 Summer Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, 150 pages, March

2013 Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother, memoir, Thomas Allen Publishers Canada, 270 pages, September (into 2nd printing after less then one week)

2013 “Cover Before Striking,” short story, Winner of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Competition, CVC Short Fiction Anthology Series, Ed. Gloria Vanderbilt, Exile Editions Canada, pg. 83-121, June

2012 Olympic Poems, 16 postcard poems (short poems and haikus) representing summer sport categories, printed in over 300 copies for distribution to fans as part of CanFund Poet-in-Residence position at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games (July-Sept 2012)

2011 Curse. Sleep. That’s the Thing About Trouble, photographs by Daniel Ehrenworth, original writings by Priscila Uppal, hardcover, One Gallery publication, July

2011 Best Canadian Poetry 2010, editor, anthology selecting the best poems published by Canadians in Canadian literary journals and magazines, series editor: Molly Peacock, Tightrope Books Canada, October

2010 Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010, poetry, Bloodaxe Books, United Kingdom, 190 pages, January

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Penguin India, 400 pages, tradepaper back, South-Asia distribution, June

2010 Winter Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, 122 pages, October (into 2nd printing)

2010 Traumatology, poetry, Exile Editions, 107 pages, January

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Penguin India, 400 pages, tradepaper back, South-Asia distribution, June

2010 Olympic Poems, 24 postcard poems (short poems and haikus) representing winter sport categories, printed in over 300 copies for distribution to athletes and their families as part of CanFund Poet-in-Residence position in at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games (Feb-March 2010)

2009 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Doubleday Canada, 400 pages, hardcover edition, January

2009 We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy, criticism, McGill-Queen’s University Press Canada, 350 pages, January

2009 The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories, editor, an anthology of literary short stories, Exile Editions Canada, 350 pages, trade paperback, includes authored introduction “For the Love of Sport Art,” pg. xi-xxii and the short story “Vertigo,” pg. 282-299; 351 pages, November

2009 The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World, 20 Canadian Poets translate 20 International Poets, editor, Exile Editions Canada, trade paperback, includes authored introduction “A Poet’s Duty: An Introduction,” pg. xi-xviii; plus poetics discussion pg. 218-219, plus translations of Brazilian poet Joao da Cruz e Sousa pgs. 220-231, 298 pages, April

2008 "The Old Debate of Don Quixote vs. Sancho Panza,” above/ground press broadside #280, Ed. Rob Mclennan, May

2007 Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, editor, a collection of essays and responses to the work of Barry Callaghan, Guernica Editions Canada, paperback, includes authored introduction “Up, Up, and Away with Barry Callaghan: An Introduction to Essays On His Works,” and chronology and bibliography pg. 9-40; and the essay “Orpheus in Retirement: Myth, Love, and Questions of Audience in Barry Callaghan’s ‘Nobody Wants to Die’,” pg. 314-330; 524 pages, July

2006 Ontological Necessities, poetry, Exile Editions, Canada, 91 pages, August

2005 Holocaust Dream, photographs by Daniel Ehrenworth, original poetry by Priscila Uppal, hardcover limited edition, soft-cover edition, McClaren Arts Canada, 40 pages

2005 Cover Before Striking, short story chapbook (handmade: limited edition), LyricalMyrical Publications Canada, 52 pages, Feb

2004 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Modern Times Publisher of Greece, Greek translation, 463 pages

2004 Red Silk: An Anthology of South-Asian Canadian Women Poets, co-editor with Rishma Dunlop, an anthology of poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, includes “Travellers Like Us: An Introduction to Red Silk,” pg. 1-9, co-authored with Dunlop, paperback, 169 pages, November

2003 Live Coverage, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 119 pages, November

2003 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Ambos-Anthos of the Netherlands (distribution also to Belgium), Dutch translation, 352 pages

2003 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Anchor Canada, 409 pages, paperback edition, January

2003 Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen, co-editor with Graeme Gibson, Wayne Grady, and Dennis Lee, a collection of essays and reminiscences, Vintage Canada, 314 pages, paperback edition

2002 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill US, US Edition, 403 pages, August

2002 The Divine Economy of Salvation, novel, Doubleday Canada, 409 pages, hardcover edition, February

2002 Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen, co-editor with Graeme Gibson, Wayne Grady, and Dennis Lee, a collection of essays and reminiscences, Knopf Canada, 314 pages, hardcover edition, May

2001 Pretending to Die, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 127 pages, July

1999 Confessions of a Fertility Expert, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 87 pages, September

1998 How to Draw Blood From a Stone, poetry, Exile Editions Canada, 87 pages, September

Book Chapters

2013 “Autumn,” poem, A Crystal Through Which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page, Ed. Jessie Ferguson, Buschek Books Canada, pg. 66-67, May

2012 “Closing Ceremonies,” poem, And The Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Anthology of Sports Poems, Eds. Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer,illustrated by Kevin Sylvester, Friesens Press, Ingram, pg. 65-66, fall

2012 “Identity Crisis,” “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” The Poetry Foundation (Chicago), poems, selected for inclusion in the World Poetry Project (editors included: Adam Zagajewski, Tamz Salamun, Les Murray, Sudeep Sen, Vera Pavlova, Raul Zurita, et al.), online publication

2012 The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians, Ed. Sudeep Sen, HarperCollins India, poems “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” “There Are No Time-Outs in History,” “Identity Crisis,” “The Women in My Family Are Boxers,” pg. 314-317, spring

2012 The Yellow Nib Contemporary English Poetry by Indians, Ed. Sundeep Sen, Queen’s University, Belfast, poems “Books Do Hold Me at Night,” “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” “There Are No Time-Outs in History,” “Identity Crisis,” “The Women in My Family Are Boxers,” pg. 212-217

2011 The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life, Eds. Bruce Meyer & Carolyn Meyer, Black Moss Press Canada, poems “My Ovidian Education,” “My Stomach Files a Lawsuit,” and “A Referral,” pg. 142-145

2011 Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 298, essay “Dionne Brand: ‘No Language is Neutral,’” from We Are What We Mourn, pg. 228-238 reprinted by Cengage Learning, Gale Press U.S., January 2011

2011 Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 298, essay “Roo Borson: ‘Continuous Elegy,’” from We Are What We Mourn, pg. 105-112 reprinted by Cengage Learning, Gale Press U.S., January 2011

2011 Being Human, Ed. Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books U.K. poem “Sorry, I Forgot to Clean Up After Myself,” pg.357

2010 Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament, Eds. Stephen Brockwell and Stuart Ross, Mansfield Press Canada, “Canadian Parliament: Reality TV Version,” poem, pg. 97-98, February

2010 Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, Eds. Adebe DeRango-Adem and Andrea Thompson, Inanna Publications & Education Inc. Canada, “Serendipity,” poem, pg. 191, December

2009 Her Mother’s Ashes 3: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States, TSAR Publications, “The Man Who Loved Cats,” short story, pg. 61-66, November

2009 Ars Poetica, Ed. Dan Waber, Paper Kite Press Canada, poems “careful careful” and “Sometimes I’m Not Sure I Agree With What I Write,” pg. 168-169, November

2009 Tetovirana zemlja: Antologija savremene kanadasek poezije , an anthology of Canadian poetry in Serbo-Croatian translation, Ed. Goran Simic, a selection of three poems, May, Sarajevo, (awaiting copies of book to add pagination)

2008 Stories That Bind: Variety Crossing 10th Anniversary Special Anthology, Ed. Dae-Tong Huh, Korean Centre Literary Forum-21 Press Canada, poems “The Dazzle of Bronze Light from the Glittering Helmets,” and “No Flags at Half-Mast,” in English and Korean translation, pg. 80-83, November

2008 Stories That Bind: Variety Crossings 10th Anniversary Special Anthology, “Introduction: Ten More Years! A Multicultural Collaboration Worth Celebrating AND Continuing,” critical introduction contextualizing the last 10 years of the literary journal, in English and in Korean translation, pg. 32-43, Nov

2008 A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais, Exile Editions Classics Series, “Introduction,” critical introduction to the French-Canadian classic novel, Exile Editions Canada, pg. vii-xiii

2007 Garden Variety, Ed. Lily Contento, Quattro Books Canada, poem “An Apology,” pg. 85-86

2007 White Ink: Poems on Motherhood, Ed. Rishma Dunlop, Demeter Press Canada, poems “Motorcycle Accidents and Other Things that Remind Me of Mother” and “My Mother is One Crazy Bitch,” pg. 82, 320

2007 The 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, anthology of selections from the short-listed poetry collections, Ed. Karen Solie, Anansi Press Canada, selection from Ontological Necessities, pg. 77-88

2007 TOK II: Writing the New Toronto, an anthology by Diaspora Dialogues, Ed. Helen Walsh, Zephyr Press Canada, “Recipes for Dirty Laundry,” short story, and “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” poem, June, pg. 31-51

2007 50 Poets 50 Poems, anthology from India, edited by Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Centre for Communication and Development Studies India, “The Old Debate between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza,” poem, pg. 3

2007 Writer’s Gym, Ed. Eliza Clark, “What’s Your Myth?” and “Yesterday’s News,” fiction writing exercices, Penguin Canada, June, pg. 52-61

2007 Can It Really Be Taught?: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy, Eds. Kelly Ritter and Stephanie Vanderslice, “Both Sides of the Desk: Experiencing Creative Writing Lore as a Student and as a Professor,” academic book article, Heinemann, U.S., pg. 46-54

2006 Trash (An Alphabet City publication), Ed. John Knechtel, “Uncle Fernando’s Garbage Triptych,” three poems, The MIT Press U.S. and U.K., pg. 32-37

2006 In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural, Eds. Halli Villegas and Myna Wallin, Tightrope Books Canada and U.S., “Mycosis,” short story, pg. 29-39

2004 Red Silk: An Anthology of South-Asian Canadian Women Poets, Eds. Priscila Uppal and Rishma Dunlop, Mansfield Press, Canada, “Poem for a Runaway Mother,” poetic sequence, plus introductory statement of poetics, pg. 155-165

2003 Body Language: A Head-to-Toe Anthology, Ed. John B. Lee, Black Moss Press Canada, “People Who Aren’t Afraid of Needles,” poem, pg. 83

2003 Certain Things About My Mother: Daughters Speak, Ed. Susan Musgrave, “Wherever You Are,” creative non-fiction essay, Annick Press Canada and U.S., pg. 34-48

2002 Larger Than Life: Poetry about Fame, Ed. Roger Bell, Black Moss Press Canada, “Sex with Columbus,” “Ashtray of the Stars,” “When God died,” “Narcissus Becomes Hero,” “Almost In-Laws,” and “The Empty Frame,” poems, pg. 100, 108, 115-116, 120, 122

2002 Poesia in azione. Ed, Adam Vaccaro. Poetry Association Milanocosa, Italy. “careful, careful,” poem, (translated into Italian for the Poetic Bunker project of 2000), no pagination

2001 The Mentor’s Canon, Ed. Kemeny Babineau, Broken Jaw Press Canada, “Orbits,” “Homage to Your Asylum,” poems, pg. 68, 86

2000 New Canadian Poetry, Ed. Evan Jones, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Canada, “Pretending to Die,” “Bone Marrow,” “How to Draw Blood From a Stone,” poems, pg. 79-81

Journal Articles

2013 “Magdalene Desires,” “Rilke and I Exchange Emails,” “Neighbourhood Watch,” “An Exercise in Recovering Your Inner Child,” “Epic Theory,” “On Receiving a Crown,” and “Nine Lives,” poems, South Asian Ensemble, Winter & Spring, Vol 5 No 1&2, pg. 33-38

2013 “Accusations,” and “In the Psych Ward,” poems, The Mackinac Poetry Magazine, Spring Inaugural Issue, online publication

2013 “The Happy Genius of Our Household,” poem, The Malahat Review, Spring, No 182, pg. 26

2013 “My Uncontainable Mother,” article for “The Last Word” section of Quill & Quire Magzine, November 2013, pg. 42

2013 “The Story Behind the Story: Priscila Uppal on Projection,” book excerpt and short analysis, National Post (Afterword), (online), Oct 21st

2013 “Meeting My Mother: Book Excerpt from Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, excerpt from memoir, National Post, A27, Oct 19th

2013 “How She Met Her Mother: Priscila Uppal comes face to face with the woman who abandoned her as a child,” interview plus excerpt from memoir, CBC Books (online), Oct 1st

2013 “They Arrived in the Fall: A Collaborative Story with Eleven Canadian Authors,” collaborative short story, National Post, WP12-14, with Joseph Boyden, Anne Michaels, Stacey May Fowles, Catherine Bush, Craig Davidson, Michael Winter, Cary Fagan, Wayne Johnston, Kelley Armstrong and Laurence Hill

2013 “Reading Recommendations,” Writers Trust summer newsletter, online publication, summer

2013 “CR Avery’s 38 Bar Blues,” critical review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Vol 70, Winter, pg. 128-129 (also reprinted online)

2013 “Top Ten Memories of Sage Hill 2011,” memoir article, Sage Hill Writing Experience Newsletter, March, online publication

“London Calling,” “Citius, Altius, “Fortius,” “Discus Haiku,” “Weightlifting Haiku,” “Racewalking Haiku,” “Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder,” “Hummingbirds: An Ode to Synchronized Divers,” “On the Blocks: A Swimming Sestina,” “Either/Oar: Pairs for Rowers,” “Net Worth: A Lament,” “A Clerihew for Clara Hughes,” “The Archer Reconsidered,” “Defining Basketball,” “Grid Collapse,” “The Yam Theory,” “One-Hundred and Ten Metre Hurdles,” “Love at First Fight,” “The Right Tool for the Right Job: A Sonnet,” “Wrestling with Plato,” “Synchronized Swimming Duet,” "Modernity: A Modern Pentathlon Pantoum,” “Race Walking Soliloquy,” “Three Views of a Ramp,” “The Power of Suggestion,” “Medley,” “Blade Runner,” “World Record Jukebox,” “Three Fates,” “Party Games,” “Ode to Kiss Cams,” “Wheelchair Rugby Haiku,” “Boccia Love Haiku,” “Goalball Love Haiku,” “Rules of the Republic of Paralympic,” “Afterwards,” “An Athlete Epitaph;” 36 poems written for The Literary Review of Canada online during the London Olympics and Paralympics 2012 as part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section dedicated to my work as CanFund poet-in-residence (July-Sept 2012)

2012 “London Calling,” “Patience,” “Equestrian Love Haiku,” “Fencing Love Haiku,” “Rhythmic Gymnastics Haiku,” “Diving Will Not Save Your Life,” “Gymnastics Love Poem,” “A Rower’s Credo,” “Basketball Diaries,” “Ten Things To Do With Your Baby At a Sporting Event,” “Trampoline,” “Defining Football,” “The Tri-Athlete Gives Three Short Interviews,” “The Women in My Family are Boxers,” “Confessions of a Fencer,” “Recipe for Gourmet Volleyball,” “Experiment,” “The Bronze Age,” “Taekwon-Do: The Art of the Foot and the Hand,” “Super-Athlete,” “Definitions of a Hero,” “Pilot,” “Advice to an Old Archer,” “Adaptation,” “Javelin,” “Lost Move Syndrome,” “Bumper Cars: A Wheelchair Rugby Poem,” “Life Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint,” “Wheelchair Basketball Haiku,” “Goalball Haiku,” “Shooting Haiku,” “Soundtrack,” and “Refusal;” 33 poems published at canadianathletesnow.ca during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics Games as part of CanFund poet-in-residence position

2012 “Suggestions for Spectators,” poem, The Toronto Star, Aug 5th (print and online publications), S3

2012 “Degree of Difficulty Day,” poem, truck: journal, online publication, summer

2012 “The Women on the San,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly, Issue 9, pg. 56

2012 “Discus Haiku,” Therapeutic Lotus, online publication

2012 “Essential,” “I’ve Stopped Counting Calories,” poems, The Same, U.S. New York journal, Summer/Fall, Vol 10 No 1, pg. 15-16

“Discussions Concerning Artistic Merit,” long poem, Catch Up, U.S. journal, Vol 1 Issue 2, pg. 164-167

2012 “At the National War Museum in Seoul, Korea,” “I Sold My Future Life on Ebay,” “I Spent My Savings on Salvation,” and “No Postcards,” poems, South Asian Ensemble, Vol 4 No 2-3 Spring/Summer, pg. 7-11

2012 “Leaving Sarajevo,” poem, Descant, Vol 156, Bosnia and Herzegovina Special Issue, Spring, pg. 125

2012 “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly (online edition for National Poetry Month), April 9th

2012 “Mockery,” “Student Apologies,” “The Heart Forgives Nothing,” poems, Ottawater #8 (online publication) pg. 48-49, January

2012 “The Bad Men,” short story, South Asian Ensemble Autumn 2011/Winter 2012, Vol 3 #4/Vol 4 #1, pg. 12-31

2012 “In Defence of the Canon,” poem, The Warwick Review U.K., Vol V, No 4, Dec 2011, pg. 13

2012 “Coach’s Corner: Priscila Uppal,” writing tip, Canada Writes (CBC), online publication, Aug 2nd

2012 “What is Sport? By Roland Barthes” “The Joys of Sport Haiku: Football Haiku,” “Training for Your Life: The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou,” “2nd Place: The Face of Defeat by Sandy Nicholson, “Being A Good Sport: Sports Comedy,” “You Go Girl! (Just Don’t Go Too Far) : Pretty Good for a Girl by Leslie Heywood,” “Get In The Ring: Team Canada and Team GB In the Exhibition Sport of Art,” “Running Down a Dream: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami,” “The First 3-D Olympics,” “Olympic Hangover: An Overview of the Games,” “Paralympics: Not Just Another Sporting Event,” “Wheelchair Warriors: Murderball,” “A Higher Place Than the Place From Which You Fell: Tragedy on the Mountain by Brent Poppen,” “Sport as Rehabilitation: Home and Away: In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer by Dave Bidini,” “Portraits of the Games: Road to 2012 Exhibition,” Sports Tourism: A Year of Sports Travel and Farewell,” 16 journalistic articles with reviews of sports art (each between 600 and 1000 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2012 CanFund poet-in-residence during the London Olympics and Paralympics Games, July-Sept 2012

2012 “Opening Credits: Blade Runner,” an excerpt from memoir Projection, Brick Magazine, Summer, Issue 89, pg. 72-79

2012 “Writing Tip,” short writers tip for CBC Canada Writes website, April 19th

2011 “In Defence of the Canon,” poem, carte blanche (online and print on demand publication), Vol 14: Obsessions Special Issue, Nov

2011 “Competing Memories,” “A Call for Air,” poems in English and Korean translation, Connectivism: Variety Crossing 13, pg. 44-47

2011 “Stepping Out,” “Goddess,” “Ode to Ball Boys and Girls,” “How Do I Love Thee? A Tennis Sonnet,” “To Serve in Heaven,” “Confessions of the Rain Or, An Apology for the Delay,” “Three Views of a Baseline Rally,” “We Follow the Sun,” “Sore Winner Or, You Should See My Opponent,” “Umpire Love Haiku,” “Tennis Abecedarian,” and “Karaoke Queen,” 12 poems published in The Daily News and at RogersCup.com as part of the first-ever poet-in-residence position for the Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament, self-designed position in consultation with Rogers Cup and Tennis Canada, August 2011

2011 “How to Throw a Tennis Tantrum,” and “Tennis Tantrum Equation,” exclusive poems, The Globe and Mail, pg.R6, August 13th

2011 “Courting the Tennis Muse,” exclusive poem, The Globe and Mail, pg.R3, August 6th

2011 “Canada is the Hockey Ward: Women’s Version,” and “Canada is the Hockey Ward: Men’s Version,” poems, The Toronto Star, sports section, July 31st, pg.S4

2011 “Union Guarantees Health Benefits into the Afterlife,” “Conversations with Ghosts,” “Night,” “Four Seasons,” and “When the Dead Figure Out How to Text Message,” poems, Descant, No 153, 40th Anniversary Special Issue, pg. 136-140, June

2011 “Restraining Order,” poem, The Toronto Quarterly, online publication, February 2nd

2011 “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” poem, Arc Poetry Magazine, No. 65, Winter 2011, pg. 96

2011 “Defying Labels: Book Review of The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship by Johnette Howard,” “A Plenty Long Shot?: Movie Review of Pat and Mike (1952),” “Does Love Really Mean You Lose?: Movie Review of Wimbledon (2004),” “Anyone for a Tennis Score? A Review of Tennis Songs,” “The Making of a Champion: Book Review of On The Line by Serena Williams with Daniel Paisner,” “A Lot More to Lose Than a Match: Book Review of A Terrible Splendor by Marshall Jon Fisher,” “Confessions of a Tennis Legend: Book Review of Open by Andrew Agassi,” “Bring in the Tennis Clowns! A Review of Tennis Impersonations,” “Unlimited Opportunity for the Visual Experience of Beauty: Book Review of Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art by Ann Sumner with Kenneth McConkey, Susan J. Elks, Robert Holand,” Rallying with Inspiration: On Writing Tennis Poems on a Daily Basis,” 10 critical articles between 350 and 700 words, published on the Tennis Canada website LoveMeansNothing.ca in a special column entitled “The Art of Tennis” as part of my poet-in-residence position at The Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament August 2011

2011 “What’s The National Reading Campaign and Why Should Teen Readers Know About It,” article, YA Bookshelf, online publication, January

2010 “Wind Chimes,” short story, Windsor Review: Special Prophecy Issue, Vol 43. No 1. Spring 2010, pg. 122-134, April

2010 “Six Poets in Search of a Season,” chain poem composed by myself, Paul Vermeersch, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Zachariah Wells, Sonnet L’Abbé, and Stuart Ross, Globe and Mail, F16, April 17, 2010

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “Silver Medal Haiku,” “Skiing Love Poem,” “Gold Medal Haiku,” “Bronze Medal Haiku,” “Sun Rays,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Cross-Country,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Nearly Inseparable,” “If I Could Trade Bodies,” “Revising the Von Trapp Story,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Canada in the Hockey Ward” (female version), “Canada is the Hockey Ward” (male version), “Sleepless Nights,” “The Gang,” “Ice Opera,” “Team Pursuit,” “Curler: Want Ad,” “Numerology,” “Terry Fox Legacy Haiku,” “Rick Hansen Legacy Haiku,” “Biathlete,” “First,” “Life is an Obstacle Course,” “Sledhead,” “Low to the Ground,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” 29 poems published at canadianathletesnow.ca during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics Games as part of CanFund poet-in-residence gig

2010 “Opening Games,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” “A Brother has Your Back,” “Every 60 Seconds,” “The Secret of Balance,” “To an Injured Skier,” “Ode to 4th Place,” “Ode to Zamboni Drivers,” “Ski-Cross Air,” “Winter Sport Abecedarian,” “Lament for Disqualification,” “Poetic Definitions,” “Judges Tower,” “Closing Ceremonies,” “Running with Reindeer,” “Ravens,” “Hand Games,” “Sling Shot,” “Against Border Guards,” “The Internal Dialogue of the Sledge Jumper,” “The Sledge Jumper,” “Sledge Jump Haiku,” “Popsicle Sticks,” “My Father as Olympian,” “Biathlon Brings Me Closer to Religious Awakening,” “Long Distance,” “What Does the Fog Want Anyway,” “My Guardian Angel,” “Sledhead,” “Swedaly,” “Struck by Lightning,” “Other People’s Dreams,” 33 poems written for The Literary Review of Canada online during the Olympics, Paralympics and Arctic Games 2010 as part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section dedicated to my work as CanFund poet-in-residence (Feb-March 2010)

2010 “First Dispatch,” “Opening Ceremonies,” “Silver Weather,” “The Art of Losing,” “The Secret of Balance,” “Let the Athletes Decide,” “Lament for Women Ski Jumpers,” “Athletes vs. Artists,” “Game Day Logistics,” “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” “God Made Me Funky,” “My Coach, My Self,” “Where is Quatchi?” “May Athena Be on Your Side,” “Closing Time,” “Welcome to the Arctic Winter Games,” “Dream, Achieve, Inspire,” “Hand Games and Two-Foot High Kicks,” “If You Can’t Break a Record, Break a Sledge,” “Snow Snakes, Arm Pulls, Alaskan High Kicks, and Butt Hops,” “Much Music,” “My Father as Olympian,” Bang-Bang, Bang-Bang,” “Paralympics Game Day Logistics, of VanOc Should Be Ashamed,” “Shame, Shame on VanOc,” “The Athlete-Guide Relationship,” “Sledhead,” “Play Like a Paralympian,” “The Art of Pain Management,” “Closing Dispatch: I’ve Been Dreaming Other People’s Dreams,” 30 journalistic articles (each between 500 and 1450 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2010 CanFund poet-in-residence during the Olympics and Paralympics as well as my attendance at the Arctic Winter Games, Feb 12th-March 21st, 2010

2010 “My Sporting Life,” personal essay, TalkBack column, York U Magazine, January

2010 “A Referral,” “My Computer is Developing Autism and Other Disorders,” “Now that All My Friends Are Having Babies: A Thirties Lament,” “Picnic,” “Lobby,” “On Suffering,” poems, The Ottawater, January, pg. 78-84, online journal

2010 “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” poem, Vancouver Sun, sports section, F12, March 6, 2010

2010 “The Police Came By for a Visit,” and “A Fall from Grace,” poems, New Orleans Review, Vol 36, No 2, December, pg. 30-31

2010 “Five Short Poems for Your Amusement at the Hospital,” poem, for Poem of the Week for Helicon Creative Arts Magazine, University of Bristol, online publication, November, no pagination

2010 “How Stars Make Love,” “The Modern Soul,” and “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” poems, in English and in Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 12, Transposition, November, pg. 17-21,

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” “Luge Love Poem,” “Speed Skating Love Haiku,” “Ski Jumping Haiku,” “Long Distance,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” and “Other People’s Dreams,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 34 No 1, July, pg. 111-124

2010 “Olympic Haiku,” critical article on the relationship between haiku and sport, plus poems, frog pond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Vol 33:2, Spring/Summer, pg. 103-109,

2010 “My Team Canada Jersey,” short article on the experience of CanFund’s Olympic poet-in-residence, October, Mansfield Revue, online publication

2010 “Canada’s Most Memorable Poem: A.M. Klein’s ‘Portrait of the Poet as Landscape,” reprinted in LA Review of Books, online publication, September

2010 “Drunk Poets Not as Cool as Drunk Rock Stars,” short article on Slash autobiography, July, Mansfield Revue, online publication

2010 “Jocks on one side and artsies on the other—no more!” letter from the editor, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 34 No 1, July, pg. 6-8

2010 “First Dispatch,” “Opening Ceremonies,” “Silver Weather,” “The Art of Losing,” “The Secret of Balance,” “Let the Athletes Decide,” “Lament for Women Ski Jumpers,” “Athletes vs. Artists,” “Game Day Logistics,” “Canada is the Hockey Ward,” “God Made Me Funky,” “My Coach, My Self,” “Where is Quatchi?” “May Athena Be on Your Side,” “Closing Time,” “Welcome to the Arctic Winter Games,” “Dream, Achieve, Inspire,” “Hand Games and Two-Foot High Kicks,” “If You Can’t Break a Record, Break a Sledge,” “Snow Snakes, Arm Pulls, Alaskan High Kicks, and Butt Hops,” “Much Music,” “My Father as Olympian,” Bang-Bang, Bang-Bang,” “Paralympics Game Day Logistics, of VanOc Should Be Ashamed,” “Shame, Shame on VanOc,” “The Athlete-Guide Relationship,” “Sledhead,” “Play Like a Paralympian,” “The Art of Pain Management,” “Closing Dispatch: I’ve Been Dreaming Other People’s Dreams,” 30 journalistic articles (each between 500 and 1450 words) published at The Literary Review of Canada online has part of a special “Poet’s Corner” section designed to follow my experiences as 2010 CanFund poet-in-residence during the Olympics and Paralympics as well as my attendance at the Arctic Winter Games, Feb 12th-March 21st, 2010

2009 “Vertigo,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 33, No 3, pg. 131-148, December

2009 “My Past Self Took a Trip to Korea,” poem, in English and Korean translation, Variety Crossing 11th Volume: Morphogenesis, pg. 24-27, December

2009 “Figure Skates Love Poem,” poem, Canadian Literature, No 202. Autumn 2009, pg. 65, November

2009 “Fortress,” poem, The Malahat Review, Vol 168, Fall 2009, pg. 91, September

2009 “In the Library,” “A Delicate Synthesis,” poems, Prism International, Vol 47:4, Summer 2009, pg. 53-54

2009 “Anacrusis,” poem, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol 27, Number 1, pg. 139

2009 “My Stomach Files a Lawsuit,” “Sex Therapy,” “Examinations,” “I Know My Uncle is Dead, But Why Isn’t He Taking Out the Garbage,” poems, Hart House Review, pg. 67-71, April

2009 “Brazil, Under These Circumstances”: “Going to Brazil,” “Radius,” “Purse,” “You Go To the Movies,” “My Uncle Holds My Grandmother’s Purse,” “My Mother is One Crazy Bitch,” “My Uncle Pretends He is My Grandmother,” “Grandmother’s Purse,” My Uncle Parachutes into Garbage,” “Brasilia Pretends to be Ottawa, “Why Would Anyone Go Back to Brazil Under These Circumstances,” poems, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education: Special Issue on Art, Literature, and Place: An Ecopoetics Reader, pg. 79-91, April

2009 “Things I Destroyed While You Were Away,” poem, Descant: Special Dogs and Cats Literature Issue, Vol 144 Spring, pg. 184

2009 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Figure Skating,” Notes and Opinions Section, Canadian Literature, Sport and the Athletic Body issue, Vol 202, Autumn 2009, pg, 138-141, November

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, (awaiting copies of journal for exact bibliographic information)

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, (awaiting copies of journal for exact bibliographic information)

2008 “The Last Supper,” poem, Grain Magazine, Vol 36 No 1 Summer, pg. 40-41

2008 “Ode to Mini-bars,” “To Be Found Dead in a Hotel Room,” poems, Descant: Special Hotels Issue, Vol 39 No 3, October, pg. 135-136

2008 “My Father’s South-Asian Canadian Dictionary,” and an excerpt from To Whom It May Concern, Canada Focus e-zine, Canadian High Commission, United Kingdom, July (online publication)

2008 “Blind Spot,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 32 No 1, pg. 63-79

2008 “Fellatio,” “careful careful,” “No Poetry After Internet,” “Sometimes I’m Not Sure If I Agree With What I Write,” “The Poem Can Be Completed By Anyone,” “I’m Afraid of Brazilians or Visiting the Ancestral Homeland is Not the Great Ethnic Experience Promised by Other Memoirs,” “The End of the Paragraph,” “Women Don’t Write Manifestos,” “The Peculiar Death of Women Writers,” poems, Ars Poetica, online publication logolalia.com/arspoetica, Ed. Dan Waber, May

2008 “Poem for a Runaway Mother,” poetry sequence, Talking Poetry South Asia, (online publication, India), April

2008 “Canada’s Most Memorable Poem: A.M. Klein’s ‘Portrait of the Poet as Landscape,’” Literary Review of Canada, Vol 16 No 3, April, pg. 15

2008 “Introduction to Red Silk,” co-authored with Rishma Dunlop, Talking Poetry South Asia website (online publication), India, April

2008 “Review of Tim Lilburn’s poetry collection Orphic Politics,” The Walrus, March Issue, pg. 79

2007 “At Your Service,” short story, Existere, Vol 27 Iss 1, Fall, pg. 5-26

2007 “The Man on the Moon,” “A Definition of Torture,” “Her Old Shoes March to the Airport,” and “The Tycoon Leaves a Sentimental Will,” poems, The Ottawater (online publication)

2007 “The Tycoon Leaves a Sentimental Will,” poem plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 9, pg. 66-69

2007 “Several Women Booked an Appointment with God at the Same Time,” and “Ode to Patio Furniture,” poems, The Literary Review of Canada, Vol 15 No 5, June, pg. 16

2007 “Big Paw,” poem, The Walrus, July/August, pg. 49

2007 “To Whom It May Concern,” novel excerpt, Exile: The Literary Quarterly: 120th Volume, 30th Anniversary Issue, Vol 30 No 4, pg. 142-163

2007 “My Ovidian Education,” “Summer Escape,” “Advice to Young Poets: Rereading The Little Prince,” and “The Professor of Nothing,” poems, Studio (UBC online publication)

2006 “My Uncle Pretends He is My Grandmother,” poem plus Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 8, pg. 79-82

2006 “On the Psychology of Crying Over Spilt Milk,” “Elementary School Drop-Out,” “Lunch Note,” “Motorcycle Accidents and Other Things That Remind Me of Mother,” “Unbearable Cohabitation,” “My Mother Pretends to be Christ,” and “Common Book Pillow Book,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 29, No 3, pg. 104-114

2006 “Babel on a Page” contributor, Hart House Review, University of Toronto, pg. 5-6

2005 “The Wanderer: A New Millennium Translation,” poem, revisionist translation of the Anglo-Saxon, & “The Taoist Master in the Straw Coat” poem, The New Quarterly, No 96 Fall, pg. 58-62, 48

2005 “Ontological Necessity,” and “My Mother Pretends She is Christ,” poems plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 7, pg. 50-53

2005 “Smoke and Mirrors,” personal essay, York U Magazine, December, pg. 34

2005 “Innovators and Upstarts: Panel Discussion,” Proceedings from CanWrite conference panel, The New Quarterly, Vol 96 Fall, pg. 27-48

2005 “Writers on Writing: Not a Single Dirty Word: A Shocking Response to ‘Fellatio,’” short piece plus poem “Fellatio,” Querty, Fall, pg. 56-57

2004 “Poem for a Runaway Mother” poetic sequence, ARM—Academy of Research on Mothering, Vol 6 No 2, Fall/Winter, pg. 165-175

2004 “Hunger,” poem plus Korean translation, Variety Crossing, Vol 6, pg. 69-70

2004 “Fellatio,” poem in Croatian translation, Zarez, VI/136-137, 9 rujna 2,,4, 47

2004 “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” “Bone Marrow,” poems plus Korean translations, Variety Crossing, Vol 5, pg. 74-77

2003 “A Thousand Ships,” “Daydreaming in Red,” “Poseidon as My Father in His Wheelchair,” Understanding Postpartum Mood Disorder,” “Do What Thou Wilt is Here the Law,” “Bully,” Jove on Probation,” “God’s Sister,” “Items Recovered from Homer’s Wastepaper Basket,” “Correspondent Problems,” “Down and Out in Hades,” and “Someone Ought to Set Up a Shelter,” poems, Exile—The Literary Quarterly, Vol 27 No 3, pg. 38-49

2003 “Three Days Left,” short story, Fiddlehead, Summer, No 16, p. 9-15

2003 “Blood Line,” poem, Tessera, Vol 33-34, p. 196

2003 “How Poems Work: Anonymous: A Woman’s Complaint,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 25th

2003 “How Poems Work: Maria Negroni: The Baby,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 18th

2003 “How Poems Work: Miodrag Pavlović’s The Idol,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 11th

2003 “How Poems Work: John Donne’s An Anatomy of the World: First Anniversary,” Books section column, The Globe and Mail, Jan 4th

2002 “Sleepwalking,” short story, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 26 No 3, pg. 10-25

2002 “Mycosis,” short story, Pagitica, Vol 2 No 2, pg. 85-96

2002 “Denial,” “Mistaken Identity,” “Unlike the Dead,” “For Cosmetic Reasons,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Bed and Breakfast” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 26 No 1, pg. 5-12

2002 “The Final Act” and “Children of Labrador,” poems, Grain, Vol 29 No 3, Winter, pg. 42-43

2002 “Members Only,” non-fiction, The Algonquonian, New Series No 16 Fall

2001 “The Man Who Loved Cats,” short story, Pottersfield Portfolio, Vol 21 No 3, pg. 43-45

2001 “Confessions of a Feminist,” poem, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol 20/21 No 4/1 Winter/Spring, pg. 75

2001 “My Ambition,” poem, Prairie Fire, Special Issue: Race Poetry, Eh?, Vol 21 No 4 March, pg. 106-107

2001 “Drawings Speak Louder Than Poems: Required Reading: A Witness in Words and Drawings to the Reena Virk Trials 1998-2000,” book review, in The Hamilton Examiner and TWN: Toronto’s Only Women’s Newspaper, Vol 3 No 11 September

2000 “Searching the Dictionary,” “Casualties,” “Lament,” “Purgatory,” “Because a Body Drowns Not by an Excess of Water, But by a Lack of Air,” “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” and “Imagining a Bullet,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 24 No 4, pg. 40-49

2000 “Niagara Mermaids,” poetry, The Niagara Poetry Project (on-line publication)

2000 “Tulips” and “The Politics of Water,” poetry, Existere, Vol 21 No 1, pg. 37-38

2000 “If Abraham,” poetry, Word magazine, First Place Poetry Contest Winner, July

2000 “Loneliness,” poetry, The Literary Review of Canada, June Vol 8 No 5

2000 “At the Forks of the River,” “Afternoon Window Washer,” “The Lamp,” and “No More Funerals,” poems, Descant magazine, Summer, Vol 31 No 2 109, pg. 86-89

1999 “My Heart,” “Ovarian Dreams,” “Fertilization Study,” “Eden: A Failed Experiment,” and “Butterfly,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 23 No 3, pg. 89-95

1999 “The Boy Next Door,” short story, Blood and Aphorisms: A Journal of Writing, Vol 34, pg. 31-34

1999 “The Bottom of the Well,” and “Lamplight,” poems, Intangible Magazine, Vol 2 No 1, pg. 24-25

1998 “It’s not your life that worries me,” “The Dead,” “Warning to a Gynecologist,” “The Politics of Fire,” “Grieving for Mother,” “Ghosts,” “How to Draw Blood From a Stone,” “Bone-marrow,” “Porches,” and “An Apology for Dying Young,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol 21 No 3, pg. 30-41

1997 “The Still Body is a Perfect Body,” fiction, Smoke: A Journal of Literary Prose (plus Smoke: Online) Summer, pg. 6-10, plus interview with the author pg. 55-55

1997 “My Love is Killing the Garden” and “Why I Write,” poems, Queen Street Quarterly: A Journal of Prose, Poetry and Art, Vol 1 No 2, pg. 41-43

1997 “Open Letter to English Academia,” essay, Pan Del Muerto, U of T Vol 5 No 1, pg. 27-30

1996 “An Interview with Timothy Findley,” article, published in The Foundation Newspaper, Atkinson College, York University

Conference Papers

2010 “On Traumatology” featured guest poet, dialogic session and Q and A with Dr. Norm Cornett, Access Asie Festival, Galerie Samuel-Lallouz, Montreal

2010 “Writing Imaginative and Memorable Poetry,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 23rd

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 22nd

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for students and teachers, St. John’s Kilmarnock Seconday School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

2010 “Bringing Girls Across the City Together with Poetry and Fiction,” writing workshops with Havergal and East York students, Jan 29th

2010 “Reading and Writing Poetry” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, Toronto, all-day workshops, Jan 28th

2010 “Writing about High school,” workshop for students and teachers, St. John’s Kilmarnock Seconday School, Breslau Ontario, Jan 20th

2010 “Feeding Your Muse,” workshops for students and teachers, Food for Thought Conference, Havergal Institute, Jan 13th

2009 “Inherited Poetry: Live Coverage, Ontological Necessities and Adapting Form,” featured panel/reading and Q and A, James Reaney Memorial Conference, Georgian College, Laurentian University

2009 “Poetry Workshops for Athletes,” workshop, Bodyworks Symposium: Intersections of Sport, Art, and Culture, Nov 6th

2009 “Finding Subjects: Fiction and Poetry Writing, and the Growth an Artist Makes Between Books,” workshops for L3 Writers’ Conference, Barrie Ontario, April 8th

2009 “Reading and Writing Poetry,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 23rd

2008 “Body Poetry,” series of workshops for students and teachers, Havergal Institute, Wellness Day Conference, Oct 28th

2008 "Poetry Workshop" for Writers Circle of Durham Region Writing Conference, May 3rd

2008 “How To Write Poetry” and “How Poetry Can Still Matter” workshops with various high school English classes at Branksome Hall, Feb 6 and 7

2007 “On the Task of the Translator,” Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, for MA and PhD students in the program, fall

2007 November 24th, "All-Day Master’s Poetry Workshop," Writers and Editors Network, St. Luke’s Church, Mississauga

2007 October 13th, Workshop Leader “Issues in Translation” and Guest Writer, Banff Centre Writing Workshop, Banff WordFest

2007 August 16th, Guest Talk, “Tips for Writing Fiction and Poetry: Write What You Know, but Seek Out What You Don’t Know,” International Readings at Harbourfront Youth Authors Camp

2007 July 29th, Guest Workshop on Fiction and Poetry Writing, "Masala! Menhdi! Masti!" South-Asian Festival, CNE Grounds

2007 June 16th, Guest Lecture on Poetry, Writers and Editors Network, Etobicoke

2007 May 10th, "Fiction Workshop for Toronto District School Board Prize Winners", Hart House, University of Toronto

2007 March, Talk on Live Coverage for Prof. Len Early’s “Contemporary Canadian Poetry” course, York University, English (Live Coverage is a required text in the course.)

2006 July 13th, “‘Who Cares?’ The Challenges of Teaching Creative Writing as Political Activity to The It’s-All-About-Me Generation,” conference paper, Poetry and Politics Conference, Stirling, Scotland

2006 July, “Live Coverage and Media,” Reading and Contextualizing Talk, Poetry and Politics Conference, Stirling Scotland

2006 Nov 30th, Havergal Institute, Toronto, Stories Around the Well Project in conjunction with Diaspora Dialogues, Making a Difference, “Reading as Practicing Living” talk for grades 7-12, then talks on creative writing and interactive teaching sessions with two grade 7 English classes and one grade 12 Drama class

2006 October 16th, “Creative Writing as Literary Criticism,” Graduate Humanities Seminar Series

2005 Sept 10th, Writers Breakfast Talk/Reading on “The Process a Writer Goes Through Once Work is Accepted for Publication,” Durham Region Writers Association

2004 May 6th, York Archive Series Book Club, featured The Divine Economy of Salvation Discussion

2003 Nov 29th, Canadian Authors Association "Novel Writing Workshop" (full-day), Toronto Branch

Book Reviews

2013 Tiffany Bayliss, “Histories and Hauntings: New Books of Note,” The Toronto Review of Books, (online edition), Oct 22nd

2013 rob mclennan, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” rob mclennan’s blog, (online publication), Oct 21st

2013 Gail Cabana-Coldwell, “Toronto English prof comes to terms with the mother who abandoned her,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping was sent online), Oct 12th

2013 Sarah Barmak, “Projection: A memoir about a daughter, a runaway mother, a life lived half in fiction,” The Globe and Mail (print and online editions), pg. R21, Oct 11th

2013 Stacey May Fowles, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” Quill & Quire (print and online editions), pg. 32, October

2013 Kerry Clare, “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” Pickle Me This Book Blog, (online publication), Sept 29th

2013 Andrew Armitage, “Non-fiction worthy of awards,” The Sun Times(Owen Sound), pg. B01, Sept 28th

2013 Paul Gessell, “Vengeful, angry, Uppal takes on her runaway mother,” Ottawa Citizen (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping sent online), Sept 20th

2012 Lori A. May, “The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011,” Northern Poetry Review, summer, online publication

2012 rob mclennan, “The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 Edited by Priscila Uppal,” rob mclennan’s blog, (online publication), Mar 6th

2012 Jonathan Ball, “Search of literary journals discovers poetry at its ‘best’,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions, no pagination as clipping was sent online), Jan 28

2012 Melissa F Alvarado, “Best Canadian Poetry,” “The Nebraska Girl Lit Hour” Radio Show, January, (radio review, no pagination)

2012 Mark Sampson, “Review: The Best Canadian Poetry in English,” Free Range Reading, (online publication), Jan 12

2012 Devapriya Roy, “King Lear of the Multicultural World,” Indian Literature (India), March/April, Vol 262, pg. 203-205

2011 Susie DeCoste, “Transitions in Poetry: Arrivals and Departures, Here is Where We Disembark, The Good News About Armageddon, Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping as sent online)

2011 Helen Hajnoczky, “Priscila Uppal’s Winter Sport: Poems,” A TeaCozy is a Sometimes: Poetry is the Real Crime, online publication, February 23rd, no pagination

2011 Mark Sampson, “Review: Winter Sport Poems,” Free Range Reading, online publication, April 21st, no pagination

2011 Barbara Carey, “An Olympic poet on Vancouver 2010,” The Toronto Star, April 10th, pg.IN7

2011 Susie DeCoste, “Transitions in Poetry: Arrivals and Departures, Here is Where We Disembark, The Good News About Armageddon, Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping as sent online

2011 John Cunningham, “Traumatology,” Arc Poetry Magazine, Winter 2011, pg. 141-142

2011 Noel Williams, “Successful Tragedies,” The North 47 (U.K.), Spring 2011, pg. 114-116

2011 Jessica Rose, “Other Tongues,” Ricepaper, Vol 16, No 2 (no pagination: clipping sent by mail)

2011 Christine Stewart, “Awash in Linguistic (and Intestinal) Doubt: Expeditions of a Chimera and The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation,” Canadian Literature Number 209, Summer 2011 (print and online; no pagination as clipping was sent online)

2010 Harold Heft, “Three Extraordinary Poets: Kate Hall, Priscila Uppal and Robyn Sarah,” The Montreal Gazette (print and online edition) Apr 15.

2010 Chris Moss. “Five Poets to try in 2010,” Time Out London, Jan 7, no pagination (clipping sent by mail).

2010 Bill Robertson, “Show Me the Dogs and the Sports,” Vancouver Sun (print and online edition), May 8.

2010 Tracy Ware, “Fresh Woods and False Surmise,” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. No. 65, Fall/Winter 2010, pg. 98-103.

2010 Alison Korn, “Athletes Pack Christimas book shelves with must reads,” Toronto Sun, Nov30th, no pagination (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Gillian Harding-Russell, “Traumatology,” Prairie Fire Review of Books, online publication, Vol 10, No 4, no pagination

2010 Angela Hibbs, “Poetry Review Round-Up,” Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts, May 12th, no pagination, online journal edition

2010 John Challis, “Successful Tragedies,” Hand + Star (U.K.), September, no pagination, 2-page review (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Author Uncredited, “Priscila Uppal’s Successful Tragedies,” Don’t Delay Magazine (U.K.), September, no pagination (clipping sent by mail)

2010 Fred D’Aguiar, “Against Correctness,” Poetry London, No 66, Summer 2010, pg. 38-40

2010 Gillian Harding-Russell, “The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories,” Prairie Fire Review of Books, Vol 10, No 2, (no pagination: clipping sent by mail).

2010 Andrew Faulkner, “The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories,” Broken Pencil Magazine, April 2010, pg. 61

2010 Karen Weisman, “We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 568-570

2010 Vivek Tejuja, “Of Books and Reading: To Whom It May Concern,” The Hungry Reader (India), online publication, November 19th

2010 Cynthia Sugars, “Fiction by Established Authors,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 208-229 (To Whom discussed pg. 214-215)

2010 Douglas Ivison, “Celebrating Barry Callaghan,” Canadian Literature, No 204, Spring 2010, (clipping sent online, no pagination)

2010 W.J. Keith, “Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 79, No 1, Winter 2010, pg. 501-502

2009 Philip Marchand, “Books Quarterly: Books for the sporting,” National Post, Nov 28th, 3 pages (no pagination as clipping was sent online)

2009 Ian Pople, “20 Canadian Poets Take on the World,” The Manchester Review, U.K., online, October

2009 Mark Callanan, “The Exile Book of Poems in Translation: 20 Canadian Poets Take on the World,” Quill & Quire, July/August, pg. 40

2009 Unaccredited author, “Poetry, Reading,” The Overdecorated Bookcase, (online blog) May 2009, no pagination.

2009 Author Uncredited, “A Trio of Worthy Reads,” The Overdecorated Bookcase, online publication, May

2009 Matt Kennedy, “We Are What We Mourn,” The Dalhousie Review, Summer, pg. 267-268

2009 Moberley Luger, “Mourning the Past, Making the Future,” Canadian Literature, Vol 201, Summer 2009, pg. 195-196

2009 Debbie MacLellan, “To Whom It May Concern,” Edwards Bookclub, October, online publication

2009 Marianne Apostolides, “Voices Unheard: Letters and Fragmented Stories Create an Intriguing Tale” Literary Review of Canada, June 2009 Vol. 17, No. 5, pg. 18

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell, “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi Life, February/March 2009, pg. 10

2009 Author Uncredited, “When Lives Collide,” The Silhouette (McMaster University Newspaper, print and online), March 28th, No pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Nathan Whitlock, “Culture Trends: Books,” Fashion Magazine, March, pg. 92-93

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi Life, Feb/March, pg. 10

2009 Marian Botsford Fraser, “Let it Snow,” More Magazine, Feb/Mar, pg. 32

2009 Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston, “Priscila Uppal Comes Home,” X-Press (Ottawa), Feb 19th, pg. 8

2009 Elizabeth McDonnell, “Dear Dad: What’s wrong with us?” Desi-Life (Toronto Star) (print and online editions), Feb 12th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Ibi Kaslik, “King Lear in Oz: Uppal’s writing bursts with humour, plot turns and insights,” The Globe and Mail, Feb 7th, F10

2009 Paul Gessell, “An Ottawa Lear: Beleagured father in Priscila Uppal’s novel a tragicomic figure,” The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 1st, B1, B2

2009 James Grainger, “In Search of the Self,” Quill & Quire, Jan/Feb, pg. 45

2009 Margaret MacPherson, “Together and alone in a collage called family: Various methods of storytelling shape one household’s history,” The Edmonton Journal (print and online editions), Jan 18th, no pagination—clipping sent online, (this article was also printed in The Vancouver Sun)

2009 Anne Chudobiak, “Quest for a happy family: Tragic—and funny—tale is set in Ottawa. Priscila Uppal: A new Atwood?” Montreal Gazette (print and online editions), Jan 16th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2009 Rory Runnels, “Engrossing story full of rich narrative power,” Winnipeg Free Press (print and online editions), Jan 11th, Books, pg. 2

2009 Susan G. Cole, “King who?” Now Magazine, Jan 8-14th, pg. 40

2008 Carolyn Marie Souaid, “Ontological Necessities,” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (print and online), pg. 173-175 (clipping sent online—volume number not indicated)

2007 Richard Sanger, “Griffin Field Notes 2007,” Books in Canada, November, Vol 36 No 8, pg. 30-31

2007 Maurice Mierau, “Poet has a few surprises up her sleeve” (review includes discussion of the Griffin Poetry Prize anthology), Winnipeg Free Press (print and online publication), no pagination—clipping sent online, July 29th

2007 Aaron Tucker, “Questioning Answers,” Women’s Post, June 8-22, pg. 13

2007 John Carroll, “Ontological Necessities,” Event, Vol 36 No 1, pg. 111-112

2007 K.I. Press, “Ontological Necessities,” Contemporary Verse 2, Vol 29, No 4, pg. 78-80

2007 Alessandro Porco, “Swimming in Two Directions,” Books in Canada, March, pg. 33-34

2007 Ewan White, “Live Coverage,” Studio (UBC online publication)

2006 Barbara Carey, “Syllables of Creation: Local Pair Challenges Barbara Carey on Human Condition,” Toronto Star, November 19th, pg. D7

2006 Meg Walker, “Of men and parents, and awesome observations,” Globe and Mail, August 5, pg. D10

2006 Mridula Nath Chakraborty, “Of Words and Waginas,” Canadian Literature, No 190 Autumn 2006, pg. 81-83

2006 Laurie Bolger, “Red Silk,” SikhChic.com (online publication)

2005 George Elliott Clarke, “Not Just Exotic Hyphenated Canadians,” The Globe and Mail, April 9, pg. D6

2005 Susan Briscoe, “Diaspora Dreams,” Books in Canada, April, pg. 31-32

2005 Tanis McDonald, “Red Silk,” Centre for Feminist Research Special Book Review Edition, York University, Spring

2005 Chris Cornish, “Live at York: Priscila Uppal,” Y-File (online publication), York University

2004 Julie Chychota, untitled, CM Magazine, Oct 3

2004 Susan Perren, “Children,” The Globe and Mail, Sept 20, pg. D23

2004 Author Uncredited, “Certain Things About My Mother,” Books and More for Growing Minds, Somerville, NJ, June

2004 Kate Larking, “Book contemplates future,” The Calgary Herald, Mar 13

2004 Jane Halsall, “Certain Things About My Mother: Daughters Speak,” School Library Journal, March

2004 Author Uncredited, “Teens invited to read all about it and learn,” Etobicoke Guardian, Feb 28

2004 Shari Fesko, “Certain Things About My Mother,” Voya, Feb

2004 Author Uncredited, “On the Brink of Adulthood,” Publisher’s Weekly, New York, Jan 26

2004 Norman Ravvin, “The Two Cohens,” Canadian Literature, No 183, Winter, pg. 167-169

2003 Lynn Barter, “Tales for Teenagers,” The Telegram, St John’s, Oct 5

2003 Author Uncredited, “Mother’s Little Writer,” The Vancouver Sun, August

2003 Alex Moore, “ForeWord This Week,” ForeWord Magazine, July 11

2003 Diedre Baker, “Subways to Pirates,” The Toronto Star, Mar 12

2003 Karen Holt, “ForeSight Feature: Debut Novels,” ForeWord Magazine, May/June

2003 Matt Ruff, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Independent Weekly (print and online publication), Mar 5th, no pagination—clipping sent online

2003 Lorraine York, “Fiction,” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol 73, No 1, Winter, pg. 4-5

2003 Henry L. Carrigan Jr., “Revisiting a transgression,” Observer (Charlotte, NC), Jan19

2002 Michael Bryson, “Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen and Typing: A Life in 26 Keys,” The Danforth Review (online publication)

2002 Bill Gladstone, “Cohen’s legacy examined in new book,” The Canadian Jewish News, July 4

2002 T.F. Rigelhof, “Canonizing Matt Cohen,” The Globe and Mail, June 29

2002 Francine Prose, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” People, Nov 25, pg. 50

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Flaunt, Oct

2002 Fran Willing, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Bust, Fall, pg. 95-6

2002 Don Crinklaw, “A nun’s dark past comes to light via a candlestick,” Sun-Sentinel, Sept 1

2002 Charles Hix, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Publishers Weekly, Aug 12, 156

2002 Ed Halloran, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Rocky Mountain News, Aug 5

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Kirkus Review, July

2002 Author Uncredited, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Library Journal, July

2002 Eleanor J. Bader, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Library Journal, July

2002 W.P. Kinsella, “First Novels,” Books in Canada, July, pg. 38

2002 Clara Thomas, “Sins and Sisterhood,” Books in Canada, May, pg. 3

2002 Donna Bailey Nurse, “In the company of women,” The Toronto Star, April 28

2002 Susan Riley, “Young writer mature in debut,” The Calgary Herald, April 20

2002 Carol Goodwin, “Convent school for scandal,” Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Apr 6

2002 Shana Faust, “Recommended Reading,” Flare, April, pg. 52

2002 Tanya Baglole, “Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Okanagan Sunday, Mar 31, and The Kingston-Whig Standard, Mar 30

2002 Ian McGillis, “View from a convent school,” The Gazette,” Mar 30

2002 Susan G. Cole, “Supple Uppal,” Now, Mar. 21-27, pg. 68

2002 Murray Tong, “Haunted by sexual crimes of the past,” The Hamilton Spectator, Mar 16, pg. 19

2002 Susan Walker, “Writer draws on ‘lifetime of reading’ for material,” The Toronto Star (reprinted in The Expositor, The Okanagan Sunday, The Chronicle-Herald, Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Chronicle Journal [Thunder Bay], Brandon Sun, Star Phoenix, Times-Colonist, The Daily News), Mar. 4

2002 Martin Levin, “Ladies’ day in CanLit,” The Toronto Star, Mar. 2

2002 Fraser Sutherland, “Get thee to this nunnery,” The Globe and Mail, Mar 2,(paperback mentioned Feb. 15, 2003)

2002 Sandra Martin, “Get thee to a nunnery,” Elle, March, pg. 58

2002 Andrew Armitage, “The angst in coming of age,” The Sun Times (Owen Sound), Feb 23

2002 Claire Rothman, “Young poet offers strong first novel,” The Gazette, Feb 16

2002 Robert Wiersema, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” Quill & Quire, Feb, pg. 33-4

2002 Robert Earl Stewart, “The Divine Economy of Salvation,” The Drive, issue 15, pg. 22

2002 Fraser Sutherland, “Poems of loss and dreaming,” The Globe and Mail, Mar 2

2002 Barbara Carey, “Endings, bold and subtle,” The Toronto Star, Jan. 13, pg. D14

2001 Ronnie R. Brown, “Pretending to Die,” Bookseller, Nov. 5, pg. 8

2000 Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, “Encores,” The National Post, Feb. 19

2000 Branko Gorjup, “Confessions of a Fertility Expert,” World Literature in Review (reprinted in Il Tolemeo, Italy)

1999 Lynn Crosbie, “Laurels for Better and Verse,” The National Post, March

1999 Fraser Sutherland, “A Vat of Verse: Facts and Observations from a Box of Poetry,” The Globe and Mail, March

Public Lectures

2013 “On Writing Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother and the Difficulties of Discussing Family Issues in Public,” lecture/reading and Q and A, Branksome College Featured Speaker, Toronto, Nov 20th

2013 “On Creative Writing as an Academic Discipline and the Research Behind Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother,” lecture/reading and Q and A, Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, Nov 18th

2013 Poetry Workshop on Collecting Materials for “Social Fabric Project: Art Gallery of Mississauga Commission,” Art Gallery of Mississauga with Ink Movement Youth Writing Collective, Nov 9th

2013 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 14th, all day

2013 “On Summer Sport: Poems and Being an Olympic Poet,” guest lecture/discussion for Peter Steven’s Sports Culture course, York University, Summer Sport: Poems is a required course text, May 28th

2013 “My Poetic Triathlons,” featured speaker, TED X Event “Tendata Vita: The Way Must Be Tried,” York University, Toronto, Mar 28th

2013 “Every Subject Has the Potential to Be Considered Poetic,” lecture, reading, plus Q and A with St. Clemens Highs School students, Feb 5th

2013 “The World is an At-Risk Community,” keynote lecturer, Centre for Human Rights Conference “On Creativity and Inclusion,” York University, Jan 31st

2012 “Poetic Health: Creative Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies through Words,” featured speaker, TED X Event, Havergal College, Toronto, Nov 3rd

2012 “Best Canadian Poetry: Poet, Editor, Critic,” New York University, with Molly Peacock, lecture plus readings and Q and A, Oct 26th

2012 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Vanier College lecture, Oct 23rd

2012 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 23rd, all day

2012 “The Joys of Adaptation: Theory and Practice,” conference paper with creative performance, plus Chairing of session “Adaptation, Falling In and Out of Love, The Life of Nelson Woo,” Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Association (CCWWP) Conference, Toronto, Humber Campus, with panelists Dennis Bock and Jack Wang

2012 “The Realities of the Writing Life: Empowering Students with Practical Knowledge,” conference paper, Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Association (CCWWP) Conference, Toronto, Humber Campus, with panelists Dr. Robert McGill and Meaghan Strimas, May 11th

2012 “Sports Writing,” writing workshop for Barrie area high school students, L3 Literary Conference, Barrie, hosted by Barrie Collegiate, April 19th

2012 “On Winter Sport: Poems and Best Canadian Poetry,” guest lecture/discussion for Professor Len Early’s EN 4200 Contemporary Canadian Poetry course, York University, Winter Sport: Poems is a required course text, March 30th

2012 “The Poetry of the Music,” Master Class, for Music Department, Voice Majors, for Prof. Catherine Robbins, Mar 13th

2012 “The Poetry of the Music,” Master Class, for Music Department, Voice Majors, for Prof. Norma Burrowes, Mar 13th

2012 Discussion and Q and A on To Whom It May Concern for Toronto Book Club

2012 “Behind the Scenes of The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology,” University of Toronto Scarborough Event for Prof. Daniel Scott Tysdal’s Contemporary Poetry course with Andrew Faulkner, and David Seymour, readings plus lecture plus Q and A, Feb 28th

2012 “Health Poetry” talk/lecture and Q and A with Poetry students of Prof. Tim Lilburn at University of Victoria, Feb 1st

2012 “Life Writing: Sports as Art” guest lecture two for Prof. Jon Sufrin’s Introduction to Professional Writing course, Jan 31st

2012 “Life Writing: Sports as Art” guest lecture one for Prof. Jon Sufrin’s Introduction to Professional Writing course, Jan 30th

2012 “My Olympic Poetry Experience,” guest lecture two for Prof. Safai and Prof. Humana The Sociology of Sport course, Jan 30th

2012 “My Olympic Poetry Experience,” guest lecture one for Prof. Safai and Prof. Humana The Sociology of Sport course, Jan 30th

2012 “Sports Writing” workshop, Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka

2011 “On Reading and Writing Poems,” lecture, reading plus Q and A with Richmond Hill High School students, Sept 20th

2011 “Living the Creative Life in Public,” paper plus Q and A as part of Research Matters Panel Creative Writing Research in the 21st Century, York University, with Prof. Rishma Dunlop and Prof. Michael Helm, Nov 2nd

2011 “Behind the Scenes of The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology,” University of Toronto Scarborough Event, with Daniel Scott Tysdal, Barry Dempster, and Andrew Faulkner, readings plus lecture plus Q and A, Nov 23rd

2011 “The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology and the Canadian Poetry Scene,” York University Creative Writing Series event, with Daniel Scott Tysdal, Barry Dempster and Andrew Faulkner, readings plus lecture plus Q andA, Oct 31st

2011 “Sports Writing,” Workshop for youth, Youth Writers Conference, North York Central Library, plus open mic hosting for youth reading, Oct 15th

2011 “Creative Writing Pedagogy,” panel discussion and Q and A, Guelph-Humber MFA Program in Creative Writing, Oct 4th

2011 “Making York a Significant Place in Your Life, Rather than a Stop in Your Day,” keynote lecture for Founders College student orientation, August 25th

2011 “Character and Plot Development,” workshop with youth for Diaspora Dialgoues, Bridlewood Library, Toronto, August 25th

2011 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 22nd, all day

2011 “Sports Writing,” workshops for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 15th, all day

2011 “Finding a Story,” workshop with youth for Diaspora Dialogues, Bridlewood Library, Toronto, August 4th

2011 “On Reading and Writing Poems,” lecture, reading plus Q and A with Richmond Hill High School students, all day, May

2011 “On Writing Fiction,” talk and Q and A with University of Toronto Continuing Studies Fiction students, May 26th

2011 “My Gold Medal Experience: Olympic Poetry,” featured lecture, reading, plus Q and A, for York Circle, York University, April 30th

2011 “On Sports Writing and Winter Sports: Poems,” workshops for Barrie high school students as part of L3 Barrie Conference, all day

2011 “To Whom It May Concern plus Poetry Translations” Lecture, Readings, plus Q and A for Siena-Toronto Cultural Centre and Masters in Translation Studies students, Siena Italy, April 11th

2011 “Canadian Shakespeare: The Multicultural Political Imagination and To Whom It May Concern,” lecture plus Q and A for North American Studies Graduate Students, University of Bologna, Italy, April 7th

2011 “On Health: Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” for Canadian Studies Speaker Series, York University, March 21st

2011 “On Writing Poetry and Novels and Living as a Creative Writer,” a lecture plus Q and A with Creative Writing Graduate Program students at Binghampton University New York, March 16th

2011 Keynote Speaker for University de Montreal’s EGSA Conference “Literature on the Margins,” “The Possibilities of the Margins,” lecture plus Q and A, March 11th

2011 “Reading and Writing Poetry and Fiction,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 27th

2011 “Reading and Writing Poetry and Fiction,” workshops for students at Branksome Hall, all-day workshops, January 28th

2010 “Writing Novels, Short Stories, and the Canadian Literary Climate,” a lecture, reading and Q and A for students in Prof. David Chariandry’s senior fiction-writing class, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Mar 4th

2010 “How to Write Memorable Poems,” for undergraduate creative writing students, University of British Columbia, lecture and reading, Mar 3rd

2010 “To Whom It May Concern and King Lear,” lecture and Q and A regarding the novel with grade 11 classes who are studying the book for English along with King Lear, St. John’s Kilmarnock Secondary School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

2010 “Gender, Language, and Illness: a discussion of To Whom It May Concern and Traumatology” for Carelton University graduate students, Women’s Studies, Ottawa, Jan 25th

2010 “The Genesis of To Whom It May Concern,” lecture and Q and A regarding the novel with grade 11 classes who are studying the book for English along with King Lear, St. John’s Kilmarnock Secondary School, Breslau Ontario, Feb 5th

“I’m Sorry I Forgot To Clean Up After Myself: What Does It Mean to Be a Poet in the 21st Century?” talk, reading and Q and A for English Literature class, Marianopolis College (CEGEP), Montreal, November 18th

“Health Poetry: Traumatology and Winter Sport: Poems,” Reading, lecture, and Q and A, Canadian Studies Speaker Series, York University, November 9th

2010 “Creative Writing Workshops for Athletes,” conference paper, (also Chair of the “Creative Writing Workshops” session), Creative Writing and Writing Programs Association Conference, Calgary/Banff, October 8th

2010 “Creative Writing as Literary Criticism,” lecture and discussion, for Graduate Humanities Seminar Series, York University, October 4th

2010 “How to Complete Comprehensive Exams and Your Dissertation in an Effective and Timely Manner,” lecture plus Q and A for English Graduate students, York University, September 28th

2010 “Sports Haiku,” workshop for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 30th

2010 “Sports Writing,” workshop for youth in Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart AIM Sports Camp, Toronto, August 23rd

2010 “On Traumatology” featured guest poet, dialogic session and Q and A with Dr. Norm Cornett, Access Asie Festival, Galerie Samuel-Lallouz, Montreal, May 8th

2010 “Writing Imaginative and Memorable Poetry,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 23rd

2009 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Winters College lecture, Oct 22nd

2009 “Graduate Writing” Professionalization Lecture/Workshop for Humanities Graduate Program and FGS, October 19th

2009 “How to Improve Your Academic Writing,” Vanier College lecture, Oct 6th

2009 “News That Stays News: Revisionist Mythmaking in the 21st Century and Live Coverage,” two lectures for York University Humanities course, Myth and Imagination, Prof. Robert Tordoff, selections from Live Coverage are required reading in the course, April 13th and 15th

2008 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Making a Splash,” keynote lecture/reading delivered at Korean Pen 15th International Literary Symposium, Seoul, Korea, Sept 19th

2007 October 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Fundamentals of Learning course

2007 October 23rd, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Fundamentals of Learning course

2007 October 12th, Lecture/Reading “A Decade of Changing Poetics,” for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, University of Calgary

2007 July 21st, Guest Lecture, “The Contents and Discontents of Free Verse,” for Prof. Bruce Meyer’s Writing class, Laurentian University

2007 Feb 6th, "How to Use Creative Writing Assignments in Non-Creative Writing Courses (and How to Grade them!)," Guest Lecture plus Question and Answer Session, Winters College Event, Foundations Courses Teaching Workshops

2007 Jan 30th, "How to Approach Academic Writing at the Graduate Level," Guest Lecture plus Question and Answer Session, York University, for Winters College

2006 Oct 25th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2006 Oct 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Winter’s College, open to all York undergraduates

2006 October 24th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2006 August 28th, Orientation Lecture, “Why Read?”, for Vanier College First Year Students

2006 Jan 19th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Winter’s College, open to all York undergraduates

2005 October 19, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2005 October 18, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2005 May 11th, “Canadian Literature: An Introduction,” Guest Lecture at the University of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil, to undergraduate students, English Literature Program, for Prof. Cinthia Swantes

2005 May 2nd, “Ethnic-Canadian Literature and the Elegy,” Guest Lecture at Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, University Federal, Brazil, to graduate and undergraduate students, English Literature Program, for Prof. Sonia Torres

2005 Feb 21st, "How to Read and Write a Poem," Guest Lecture in Prof. Jan Rehner’s HUMA 1980: Writing Process and Practice course, York University

2004 November 10th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Interactive Lecture with Question and Answer Session, Winter’s College Lecture Series

2004 October 13th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2004 October 12th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Guest Lecture, York University, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning course

2004 Feb 19th, Canadian Authors Association, “Writing and Publishing” Lecture, Toronto

2004 Feb 23rd, “How to Read and Write a Poem,” Guest Lecture, for Prof. Jan Rehner Writing Process and Practice, HUMA 1980, York University

2003 Nov 18th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture and Q & A Session, Winters College Lecture Series

2003 October 8th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning Course

2003 October 7th, "How to Improve Your Academic Writing," Lecture, for Prof. Stanley Tweyman’s Fundamentals of Learning Course

2003 March 24th, Vanier College Fellows Lecture Series, York University, “News that Stays News: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Twenty-first Century”

2003 Jan 7th, “How to Read a Poem” lecture, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto

2002 Nov 26, AK/EN 4864 6.0: Major Canadian and American Novelists to the mid 20th Century, York University, “Of Mice and Men” lecture

2002 Oct 15, York University Graduate Women’s Studies Seminar Series, lecture “The Creative Process of Novel Writing and The Divine Economy of Salvation

2002 March, “How to Read a Poem” lecture, Newtonbrook Secondary School, Toronto

Creative Works

2014 Six Essential Questions, full-length play, World Premiere, Factory Theatre 2013-2014 Season, Mainstage, (Dramaturge: Iris Turcott; Director: Leah Cherniak; Projections: Cylla von Tiedemann; Movement: Terrill Maguire; Set and Costume: Victoria Wallance; Actors: Maggie Huculak, Mina James, Elizabeth Saunders, Richard Zeppieri) March 1 – March 30 (4 previews, 22 performances)

2013 “Short Circuits,” Public Readings from Works-in-Progress from Natural Resources Resident Playwrights Creation Group, Factory Theatre, Factory Wired Festival, June 9th, selections read from Blue, a full-length play work-in-progress

2012-2014 Factory Theatre Natural Resources Resident Playwrights Creation Group (plays for development as part of the Factory Wired Festival 2013 & 2014); with Damien Atkins, Melody Johnson, Marjorie Chan and David Yee

2012 Six Essential Questions, full-length play, Public Workshop with the Factory Theatre, Factory Wired Festival Toronto, (Dramaturge: Iris Turcott; Actors: Nicola Cavendish, Anusree Roy, Elizabeth Saunders, Martin Julien) June 5th-June 9th, with public reading June 9th

2010 “Writing about Sport,” workshop for high school students, Youth Program, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April 22nd

Forthcoming

2014 “Five Short Poems for Your Amusement at the Hospital,” poem, Hospital Anthology, Tightrope Books, forthcoming

2013 “Forward Thinking,” “The Dead Have Sabotaged My Facebook Page,” poems, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, Ed. Vivekanand Jha, Hidden Brook Press Canada, pagination forthcoming

2013 “I Refuse the Gift of Reincarnation,” poem plus “Commentary on Poem,” Poetry for Peace, Ed. Michael Lidgley, (Asia), forthcoming

2013 “The Myth and Politics of Hauntology: A Review of Tanis MacDonald’s The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Womens’ Paternal Elegies,” Canadian Literature, forthcoming fall

2011 Heart Surgery: A Suite of Poems, poem sequence chapbook (handmade: limited edition), LyricalMyrical Publications Canada, 30 pages, forthcoming spring

2010 Winter Sport: Poems, poetry, Mansfield Press Canada, forthcoming, fall

2010 To Whom It May Concern: A Novel, novel, Anchor Canada, 400 pages, paperback edition, forthcoming fall

2010 Traumatology, poetry, Exile Editions, 91 pages, forthcoming January

2010 “The Police Came By for a Visit,” and “A Fall from Grace,” poems, New Orleans Review, forthcoming fall

2010 “A Diorama of Your Anger Drifts Downstream,” poem, Arc Poetry Magazine, No. 65, Winter 2010, December, forthcoming

2010 “Winter Olympics Parade,” “If My Lover Were a Snowboarder,” “Ode to Sliding Sports,” “The Ice Dance is Perfect,” “Advice from a Speed Skater,” “Sledge Hockey Haiku,” “Luge Love Poem,” “Speed Skating Love Haiku,” “Ski Jumping Haiku,” “Long Distance,” “How to Flatter the Weather Gods,” and “Other People’s Dreams,” poems, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, forthcoming summer

2009 “WWII: Reality TV Version,” “Henry XIII: Reality TV Version,” and “Orpheus: Reality TV Version,” poetry, Fillingstation, forthcoming

2009 “The Aesthetics of Sport: Or, Why I Started Diving and Making a Splash,” critical article, The Journal of Eastern Sports and Physical Education, details forthcoming


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 AP/EN4600 6.0  Principles of Creative Writing: Senior Mixed Genre Workshop SEMR Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 AP/EN4620 6.0  Senior Poetry Workshop SEMR Course Website