About Me and CV

As well as being the author of a few books, I am also an editor and scholar [in training]! have an HBA from the University of Toronto, and I’m now working on completing my MA in English Literature at Ryerson University’s Literature of Modernity program. Here you can find links to my short stories, essays, and poems.

Author Photo Courtesy of Josh Ghan

I also work hard as an editor and have served as the Fiction editor of The Spectatorial, as well as an associate editor on both The Goose and the Hart House Review. I am currently the Prose editor of Terse Journal and the poetry editor of The White Wall Review, and the editor of a collection of essays for Guernica Editions

CV

Books (fiction):

  1. Wychman Road with The Zharmae Publishing Press (2016, Out of Print)
  2. What We See in the Smoke with Crowsnest Books (2019)
  3. Visitation Seeds with 845 Press (forthcoming)

Books (Non-Fiction)

  1. Bruce Meyer: Essays and Interviews forthcoming with Guernica Editions (2022)

Short works:

2020

  1. Queer Time Machines: Hauntologies of Literature in Terse Journal (Essay)
  2. Allen Ginsberg: Howl for the queer and disabled Americans in Empty Mirror (Essay)
  3. Watchmen: We See What We Want to See for The Nerd Daily (Article)
  4. Hard-Light Bodies in The Temz Review issue 10 (Fiction)
  5. Exit West: Freedom in the Digital City in Empty Mirror (Essay)
  6. Queering the Cyborg: How The Hybrid Body Can Set us Free for Strange Horizons (Essay)
  7. Questioning Our Characters: Performative Identity in Nella Larsen’s Passing and Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape in Empty Mirror (Essay)
  8. A Bird of Flesh and Futures in Cypress Poetry Journal (Poem)
  9. Distributing Our Horizons: Ken Liu’s Children of the Cloud and the Birth of Digital (Post)Humanity for Strange Horizons Fund Drive Issue (Essay)
  10. That Ghostly Voyage Beyond in Cypress Poetry Journal (poem)
  11. We’re Here for the Ride: Toronto’s Last Night at KFB in the Puritan Town Crier (article)

2019

  1. A Grim House in Heaven in The Trinity Review Volume 131 (poetry)
  2. Dog Food for Dallas in The UC Review online (poetry)
  3. Dear Editor in Half A Grapefruit Magazine (flash-fiction)
  4. Larissa Lai’s “Rachel” and Cyborg Identity for Augur Magazine (article)
  5. Word on the Street! for Intersections (article)
  6. Trick or Treating with Food Allergies for Intersections (article)
  7. March Break Happenings at the University of Toronto for Intersections (article)
  8. Önder Deligöz: Fiction, Feelings and Freedom for PEN Canada (Interview)

2018

  1. Tenants in Sweet Tree Review Volume 3.1 (fiction)
  2. Closing Time in Terse Journal (fiction)
  3. Cat’s Cradle: The Sin of Scientists and Systems in Terse Journal (Essay)
  4. Theory of Adaptation in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  5. Letters to a Young Poet in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  6. Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  7. A Children’s Crusade in Reverse/Slaughterhouse Five in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  8. The Simplica Girl Diaries in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  9. Arrival/Story of Your Life: Language of Film and Prose (Self-Published Blog Post)
  10. Do Androids Dream in Review (Self-Published Blog Post)
  11. Vision in Review: I Too Shall Be Saved By Love (Self-Published Blog Post)
  12. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the Death of Dialogue Tags (Self-Published Blog Post)
  13. Coen Brothers: The Message of these Mortal Remain (Self-Published Blog Post)

2017

  1. Rocket Connection in Occulum Journal (fiction)
  2. Why I Was Late for Class in The Gargoyle, Volume 62 issue 7
  3. The End of History in The Goose Volume 6 (fiction)
  4. Death Watch in Occulum Journal (fiction)
  5. A Carnival World in South 85 Journal (fiction)
  6. Yum in The UC Review Winter 2017 (fiction)
  7. The War with Space in the Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal 2.4 (fiction)
  8. A Dream of a Good Life in Liquid Imagination issue 35 (fiction)
  9. The Sins of Professor X (Part 2) for The Spectatorial (Article)
  10. The Sins of Professor X (Part 1) for The Spectatorial (Article)
  11. Wrath of Khan Introspective for The Spectatorial (Article)
  12. Bowie Fiction for The Spectatorial (Article)
  13. Lonesome No More for The Spectatorial (Article)
  14. Arrival – A Case of Déjà vu for The Spectatorial (Article)
  15. The Poor Teaching Practices of Albus Dumbledore for The Spectatorial (Article)

2016

  1. City Souls in Indigo Lit Issue 2 (fiction)
  2. The Martian Mustache in The Spectatorial Volume 6 (fiction)
  3. Remember To Save What Keeps Us Human: Looking At “Childhood’s End” for The Spectatorial (Article)
  4. Trying to Be Happy – Exploring the Issue of Humanness in “Swiss Army Man” for The Spectatorial (Article)
  5. 4 Heroes. 4 Movies. 4 Mistakes. 4 Puns. for The Spectatorial (Article)
  6. Doing What’s Right: A Review of Captain America – Civil War for The Spectatorial (Article)
  7. Not My Superman for The Spectatorial (Article)
  8. Daredevil Season 2: Here Comes the Man Without Fear for The Spectatorial (Article)
  9. I Aim to Misbehave – The Confusing Gender Politics of Firefly for The Spectatorial (Article)
  10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens—We’re Home for The Spectatorial (Article)

2015

  1. Our Perspective In The Spectatorial Volume 4 (fiction)
  2. An Interview with Bruce Meyer in The Strand (interview)
  3. Without Fear: The Devil in Depression for The Spectatorial (Article)
  4. No Capes! An Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels of the Non-Superhero Variety for The Spectatorial (Article)
  5. Imagine Magic! In Defense of Fantasy Literature for The Spectatorial (Article)
  6. Reach for the Stars! Or in Defence of Science Fiction Literature for The Spectatorial (Article)
  7. Almost Human: Synthetic Soul for The Spectatorial (Article)
  8. Sandman: Handful of Dust for The Spectatorial (Article)
  9. God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut for The Spectatorial (Article)
  10. Hannibal: What do you see? for The Spectatorial (Article)
  11. Jessica Jones: Feminist Noir for The Spectatorial (Article)
  12. Ex_Machina – I am become Death for The Spectatorial (Article)
  13. Jessica Jones: It’s Time to Learn Her Name for The Spectatorial (Article)
  14. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country for The Spectatorial (Article)
  15. The Flash Season One: “Run, Barry, Run!” for The Spectatorial (Article)
  16. Almost Human: Synthetic Soul for The Spectatorial (Article)
  17. Sandman: Handful of Dust for The Spectatorial (Article)

2014

  1. The Stuff What Don’t Get Spoke: Hawkeye and Disability Done Well for The Spectatorial (Article)
  2. A Good Land for Myths for The Spectatorial (Article)
  3. I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts… But Flying Saucers Give Me Chills! For The Spectatorial (Article)

Education:

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Major in English, Minors in Philosophy & Writing and Rhetoric) from The University of Toronto 2014-2019. Graduated with Distinction
  • Masters of Arts: Literatures of Modernity from Ryerson University (2019-2020)

Awards:

  • The Samuel James Stubbs Fellowship (2019)
  • The Special Woodhouse Prize For English (2019)
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (2019/2020)

Speaking Engagements:

  • Howl with Valentino Assenza at CIUT 89.5 FM (August 2019)
  • Toronto as a Science Fiction and Fantasy Setting panel, with Bakka Phoenix Books and the Merril SF Collection (September 2019)
  • The Bi Arts Festival Author Showcase (September 2019)
  • The 2019 Nerdtacular: The Literary Cyborg, with Nerd Nite Toronto (November 2019)
  • Excavations 26th Annual McGill English Graduate Conference: “Queering the Cyborg, How Hybrid Bodies can Set us Free” (February 2020)
  • RCYP Snapshots 2020/Children’s Texts and Material Cultures: A Research Snapshot Symposium at Ryerson University: Grief and Loss across the Spider-Verse: Death in Comics (March 2020)
  • Designing The Self: Human Expansions: The Literary Worlds of Distributed Cognition with the Humanities Graduate Student Association at York University (July 2020)

 Editorial Work: