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Books & Chapbooks

  • Scrabbling for Repose, Split Reed Press Toronto, Ontario; 1982 (poetry)
  • Forty Days and Forty Nights, Netherlandic Press Windsor, Ontario; 1987 (poetry)
  • Naked Trees, Netherlandic Press Windsor, Ontario; 1990 (poetry)
  • Captain Kintail, Netherlandic Press Windsor, Ontario; 1992 (poetry)
  • The Church Not Made With Hands, Wolsak & Wynn Toronto; 1997 (poetry)
  • Devil's Punch Bowl, St. Thomas Poetry Series Toronto; 1998 (poetry)
  • Restoration, Gaspereau Press, Wolfville, NS; 2000 (poetry chapbook)
  • Falling into Place, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS; 2002 (creative non-fiction)
  • Disarmament, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS; 2003 (poetry)
  • Brendan Luck, Devil's Whim #15, Gaspereau Press, Kentville NS; 2005 (poetry)
  • The Boys, Or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter, Gaspereau Press, 2005 (non-fiction)
  • Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems, Gaspereau Press, 2006 (poetry)
  • Skin Boat; Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS; 2009 (literary non-fiction)
  • Elder Son, The Alfred Gustav Press, Vancouver BC; 2009 (poetry)

Poems in Anthologies

  • To All our Children, Albert VanderMey, editor Paideia Press Jordan Station, Ontario; 1983
    (A book about Dutch immigration to Canada. The title poem of Forty Days and Forty Nights was written and is published as a frontispiece.)
  • Seventeen Hamilton Poets, James Strecker, editor Image Publishing Hamilton, Ontario; 1987
  • On the Edge: Artistic Visions of a Shrinking Landscape, edited by Catherine Gibbon The Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario; 1995
    (Reproductions of paintings, each accompanied by text. Three pieces from Naked Trees are included.)
  • New Canadian Poetry, Evan Jones, editor Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto; 2000
  • Henry's Creature: Poems and Stories on the Automobile, Roger Bell and John B. Lee, Editors Black Moss Press, Windsor; 2000
  • Now See Here! An Anthology of Southern Ontario Poets and Illustrators, James Strecker, Editor Mini Mocho Press, Hamilton; 2000
  • Great Lakes logia, Joe Blades, Editor Broken Jaw Press, Fredericton, N.B.; 2001
  • Poetry and Spiritual Practice: Selections from Contemporary Canadian Poets, Susan McCaslin, Editor St. Thomas Poetry Series, Toronto, ON; 2002
  • Body Language: A Head-to-Toe Anthology, John B Lee, Editor Black Moss Press, Windsor, ON; 2003
  • White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood Rishma Dunlop, Editor Demeter Press, Toronto ON; 2006.
  • Gaspereau Gloriatur; Volume 2 Prose Michael deBeyer, Kate Kennedy, Andrew Steeves, Editors Gaspereau Press, Kentville NS; 2007
  • Gaspereau Gloriatur; Volume 1 Poetry Michael deBeyer, Kate Kennedy, Andrew Steeves, Editors Gaspereau Press, Kentville NS; 2007
  • Poetry as Liturgy: An Anthology by Canadian Poets Margo Swiss, Editor St. Thomas Poetry Series, Toronto; 2007
  • Northern Lights: An Anthology of Contemprorary Christian Writing in Canada Byron Rempel-Burkholder, Dora Dueck, Editors John Wiley and Sons Canada Ltd, Toronto; 2008
  • The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009 A.F. Moritz, Editor Tightrope Books, Toronto ON; 2009
  • Regreen; New Canadian Ecological Poetry Madhur Anand, Adam Dickinson; Editors Your Scrivener Press, Sudbury ON; 2009
  • Bearing the Mystery; Twenty Years of IMAGE Gregory Wolfe, Editor WB Eerdmans Company, Grand Rapids, MI; 2009
  • How the Light Gets Inů; Anthology of Poetry from Canada John Ennis, Editor The Centre for Newfoundland & Labrador Studies; 2009
  • Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems Nancy Holmes, Editor Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo ON; 2009

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