How does your work first enter the world?
I belong to a group of phenomenal Montréal writers who give me critical feedback. We’re six authors and artists including Su J Sokol, Sharon Lax, B.A. Markus, Sivan Slapak, and Deanna Radford meeting twice a month (virtually these days). They’re all brilliant with deep writerly instincts. I test-drive my poems with them and their insights are hugely important to me. They call me out when I’m too obscure or the words don’t fall together as they should, but in ways that are helpful rather than discouraging.