Excerpts from my portfolio
On this page I've provided links to a few of the writing and design projects I've
undertaken in recent years, both for school and out of personal interest. There never
seems to be enough time to do all of the things that I'd like to do...
Some essays written for various courses in the Master of Publishing program.
- Publishing An Internet Magazine:
Controlled Circulation Publications In An Uncontrolled Medium
- The Project Report for my Master of Publishing internship with Hip
Communications, a small, now-defunct WWW publishing company that was
based in Yaletown, Vancouver.
Visions: The Beat Generation and The Bohemian Dialectic
- I have a keen interest in the Beat writers (Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, etc). This
paper - a look at the Beats from a Publishing perspective - was written for a
course in the History of Publishing.
- Talonbooks: Publishing From the Margins
- A 1991 paper on Talonbooks, a Vancouver-based literary publisher, probably
the foremost Canadian publisher of drama and poetry. An updated and revised version
of this paper was published in the Spring 1999 issue (CTR 98) of Canadian Theatre Review.
Christmas in Badger
Christmas in Badger is a selection from the novel Amazons: an intimate
memoir by the first woman to ever play in the National Hockey League by Cleo
Birdwell. The writing is actually by Don DeLillo, who wrote it "with a woman"
as a potboiler while working on The Names. It paints a picture of a
traditional Norman Rockwell-esque Christmas, but from a wonderfully skewed perspective.
I published this as a small, saddle-stitched chapbook, in a limited edition of 12
copies (for friends) one Christmas.
A Dictionary of Lucyisms
A Dictionary of Lucyisms was put together to commemorate my mother's 65 birthday last year.
It collects many of her "peculiar utterances" which we 4 children grew up on. Did you know, for
example, that a "wudge" is "A small, sort of wedge-shaped portion of something, somewhere between
a wedge and a smudge"?
This was published as a small saddle-stitched chapbook with a black-and-white photograph (a legendary
shot of my mother with scepter and crown) affixed to the front cover. In an edition of 25, circulated
to family members.