Selected Writing


“One winter I haunted the library of a small city in Saitama Prefecture.”
Displacement and Waterfowl. Shy: An Anthology. Ed. Rona Altrows and Naomi K. Lewis. University of Alberta Press, 2013.

“The gravel crunched under the soles of our sneakers and our tanned legs interrupted grasshoppers’ trajectories.”
Car-camping on the Prairies. Remix: A Revolution in Text Forms. Ed. Rachel Cooke et al. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2011.

“Believe it or not, I even got a job down at the same 7-11 I worked at when I was seventeen. Graveyard shift again.”
Pebbles Tossed at Windows. A Thousand Words. Soulgazers, 2009.

“Will turned his chair to face us, sewing as he talked.”
Lost Lofts. The Art of Trespassing. Ed. Anna Leventhal. Invisible Publishing, 2008.


“They were my friends. I wanted to write their stories so I could hang out with them.”
On X-Men, friendship, freaks, and community. This Magazine, January / February 2022.

“Things melted together: cheese, meat, bun; past, present, future.”
On Working at Dépanneur Le Pick-Up. Maisonneuve, Spring 2020.
Also anthologized in Véhicule Press’s Letters From Montreal: Tales of an Exceptional City.
Ed. Madi Haslam, 2022.

“It wasn’t reading the classics that convinced me to become a writer. My gateway drug to the world of letters was zines.”
I Was a Teenage Zinester. Quebec Writers’ Federation Writes, February 2016.

“I always took care to support his left side, the one the stroke took.”
Afternoons with my Grandfather. Grandparents Zine. Ed. Kerri Flannigan, 2013.

“One of ways the Canadian Whole Earth Almanac performed its countercultural position was through subverting and reinscribing Canada’s national symbol, the beaver.”
Beavers at Work. The Dream Issue (The Issue of Our Dreams). Ed. Robin Simpson and Danielle St-Amour. The Banff Centre / Walter Phillips Gallery, 2013.

Author Profiles

Walter Scott Drags Art School. Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2020.

Stéphane Larue’s Heavy Metal Dish Pit. Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2019.

Dimitri Nasrallah’s Great Dictators. Montreal Review of Books, Spring 2018.

Kevin Barry on Building Bohane and Montreal Winters. Maisonneuve, April 2014.

Mortician Caitlin Doughty leads the Death Positivity Movement. Cult MTL, April 2014.


Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling by Esi Edugyan and Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing Ed. Andrew Chesham and Laura Farina EVENT, Fall 2022.

Big Reader: Essays by Susan Olding Canadian Notes & Queries, Fall 2021 / Winter 2022.

The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Montreal Review of Books, October 2016.

Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels Ed. Tom Devlin Rabble, July 2015.

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner Cult MTL, June 2013.

Army of Lovers by Sarah Liss Rabble, December 2013.


A cassette blows my mind. Lettuce Bee, 2019.

Queer Songbook Orchestra Come Out of the Chamber. This Magazine, June 2018.

On the prowl with The Gories. Said the Gramophone, April 2015.

Teen punk band’s first out-of-town gig, 1996. Sappyfest 7 Program, 2012.


Margaret Cho at L’Olympia de Montréal Exclaim! July 2015.

Jen Kirkman at The Wiggle Room Exclaim! July 2015.

Reggie Watts at Le Gesù Exclaim! July 2015.