Recent and Upcoming Events

Planet Earth Poetry Featured Reader, March 3, 2023

University of New Brunswick Poetry Weekend Reader, Fall 2022

Vinyl Envy, Book launch for Hesitating Once to Feel Glory, Victoria, Spring 2022

Massey Art Gallery, Book launch for Hesitating Once to Feel Glory, Vancouver, Spring 2022

The Art of Failure in Geography. A talk and seminar discussion at the Geopoetics symposium on Cortes Island, Spring 2022

Along with Nancy Turner, Nancy Flood and Trevor Goward, I co-led a six day workshop on place and the natural world in the Clearwater Valley, Spring 2022. See The Land Conservancy of BC for information on the “Deer Trails” program.

Munro’s Books, Spring 2020 launch of Sweet Water, a poetry anthology on watersheds (Caitlin Press).

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts Summer 2018, with Philip Kevin Paul and Yvonne Blomer at the

Interview of Sarah de Leeuw on her new work after she read at Open Space Gallery, Spring 2018

January 27, 2017 Planet Earth Poetry series featured author

A short interview on teaching art in geography, with Green Drinks founder Christopher Bowers


2015: Shortlisted for the “Arc Poem of the Year” contest. The shortlist can be found here.

Some recent publications 

“A terrible pleasure: reading Sebald’s Austerlitz” In Teresa Strong-Wilson, Ricardo L. Castro, Warren Crichlow & Amarou Yoder (eds.), Curricular and Architectural Encounters with W.G. Sebald: Unsettling Complacency, Reconstructing Subjectivity. Routledge (2023) 

“Lyric Geography” in Geopoetics in Practice, Routledge 2019.

Preservation and the Digital Artefact: In conversation with Lisa Goddard, The Malahat Review, 2018

Acker – 2017 – On Not Traveling Up Tod Inlet (SṈITȻEȽ)” GeoHumanities 2017.

“Fealty of the Short, Dark Feeling” Canadian Literature 228/29, 2018

One poem in The Coordinates Society Magazine (US), Spring 2016. And another.

A link to all Focus Magazine column pieces.

“The Miskellys’ Passion” Focus Magazine, March 2016

“A birding evangelist’s big year” Focus Magazine, February 2016

“Caring for Kwetlal in Meegan,” Focus Magazine, January 2016.

“Jacques Sirois’ Biosphere Dreams,” Focus Magazine, December 2015.

“Maltby Lake’s Ecological Wonders,” Focus Magazine. November 2015.

“Salmon Resurgence” Focus Magazine. October 2015

“Many Bluebirds Make a Summer” Focus Magazine September 2015

“Hook” and “Gone West” in the premier edition of the interdisciplinary Geography journal, Geohumanities2015.

“A World Apart and Kindred: M. Wylie Blanchet’s The Curve of Time” in Canadian Literature, 2015.

“Flying West after Einstein on the BeachSpiral Orb (US), issue 9

“Garry Oak Meadows” Watershed Sentinel. October 2013. (PDF)

“Wildlife, Wild Strife.” Focus Magazine, October 2013

“Too Many Decibels, Too Few Quiet Moments.” Focus Magazine, June 2013

“Bringing Back the Bluebirds.” Focus Magazine, April 2013

Some reviews of her books

Interview by Nathaniel G. Moore, The Miramichi Reader, Fall 2022.

“The Art of Looking,” a review of Hesitating Once to Feel Glory, BC Review, by Teresa Kishkan, Fall 2022.

Richard Pickard’s delightful (second) look at “Gardens Aflame,” November 17, 2015.

“A Vision to Rebuild”: Al Rempel’s review of Air-Proof Green in Arc Poetry Magazine, Number 73 (2014).

“Memorials”:  Andrea MacPherson’s review of Air-Proof Green in Canadian Literature 222, Autumn 2014.

Review of Air-Proof Green by Allison LaSorda in The Malahat Review‘s Spring 2014 issue.

Review of Gardens Aflame by Dania TomlinsonLake Journal of Arts and the Environment. 2013.

“Eden from the Ashes.” A review of Gardens Aflame by Stephanie Brook Trout in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment out of Iowa State University (May 2013).

“Poet Explores Garry Oak’s Vitality.” Review of Gardens Aflame by Susan Hawkins in Coastal Spectator March 2013).

Review of Gardens Aflame by Jenny L. McCune in BC Studies (Spring 2013).

Gardens Aflame, a review and interview by Amy Reiswig in Focus Magazine, January 2013

Some articles on her work

On the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, 2018

“On the Radar: Maleea Acker,” The Navigator. Spring 2014.

“Out of town Authors,” an interview on the Jane Day Reader with Ariel Gordon (June 2013).

Some performances of her work

“Stars: Childhood” presented by the Elektra Women’s Choir at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, BC

US Premiere of “Stars: Childhood” by the Dorian Singers, Tacoma, WA

Other Recent Events

Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve. A talk on Garry oak ecosystems and how to recreate them.

Earth Day reading, Victoria Public Library.

Gecko Gallery reading, Axixic, Mexico

A reading, Fat Oyster Fanny Bay Reading Series, Fanny Bay

A reading, Tiamat, Hornby Island

Unreal City reading series, Victoria

Reader at Suddenly Dance ROMP in the Square Reading and Dance Performance, Victoria.

Deep Bay Marine Centre Speakers Series, Vancouver Island University

Russell Books panel and reading. Victoria.

Vancouver Island University Science & Technology Faculty Spring Speakers Series. Nanaimo.

Earlier in time…

Speaker at Vancouver Island University, Creative writing non-fiction class, Duncan.

Canadian Non-Fiction Night in Canada. At Russell Books, with Jay Ruzesky and Madeline Sonik, Victoria.

Air-Proof Green launch, Planet Earth Poetry, Moka House, Victoria.

Victoria Writer’s Festival Panel Participant.

Air-Proof Green launch. Salt Spring Island Public Library.

“Gardens Aflame” reading, Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve Annual Open House, Cowichan Bay

Talk, reading & slides on Garry oak ecosystems and gardening, Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society

Lyric Sensibility: a talk. Victoria Writer’s Society, Oaklands Community Centre

Talk, reading and slide show on Garry oak ecosystem gardening, Victoria Native Plant Study Group, 

“Gardens Aflame” and “The Almond in the Earth” reading, Saanich Centennial Library, Victoria

“Gardens Aflame” Vancouver Launch, People’s Co-op Bookstore, Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Talk and reading, Friends of Knockan Hill AGM

Victoria launch of “Gardens Aflame,” with Tim Lilburn. Planet Earth Poetry, Moka House Coffee, Victoria.

Poetry workshop, Victoria Writer’s Festival.

Poets on Campus series, Vancouver Island University

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