Photo by Kristen Blow

Photo by Kristen Blow

Based in Guelph and Montreal

Author of the novel, Shot-Blue (Coach House 2017).

I grew up playing boys' hockey across southern Ontario and went to Harvard on scholarship to play goal. After racking up concussions, had to quit the ice, took to studying poetry, did a Master's at U of T, then returned home to play in some bands and make albums. From thirteen to twenty-three, I apprenticed in summer with a carpenter on a remote lake in northern Ontario. We built cabins and docks. At night I fished for pickerel. 

My writing and photographs have appeared in the NewYorker.com, BOMB, N+1Music & Literature, and Vice, among other places.

Represented by Martha Webb at the McDermid Literary Agency, Toronto.