Recent and Upcoming Events
The Art of Failure in Geography. A talk and seminar discussion at the 2020 Geopoetics symposium on Cortes Island, April 14-18, 2020
Along with Nancy Turner, Nancy Flood and Trevor Goward, I will co-lead a six day workshop on place and the natural world in the Clearwater Valley, August 31 – September 6, 2020. See The Land Conservancy of BC for information on the “Deer Trails” program.
Munro’s Books, March 18. 2020, launch of Sweet Water, a poetry anthology on watersheds (Caitlin Press). (Postponed due to The Plague)
Saturday, August 18, 2018, with Philip Kevin Paul and Yvonne Blomer at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
February 20, 2018, interviewed Sarah de Leeuw on her new work after she read at Open Space Gallery.
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
“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
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, Geohumanities, 2015.
“Flying West after Einstein on the Beach” Spiral Orb (US), issue 9
“Garry Oak Meadows” Watershed Sentinel. October 2013. (PDF)
“Wildlife, Wild Strife.” Focus Magazine, October 2013
“Bringing Back the Bluebirds.” Focus Magazine, April 2013
Some reviews of her books
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 Tomlinson. Lake 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
April 2016, Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve. A talk on Garry oak ecosystems and how to recreate them.
April 2016, Earth Day reading at Victoria Public Library.
July 2015, Gecko Gallery reading, Axixic, Mexico
April 2015, A reading, Fat Oyster Fanny Bay Reading Series, Fanny Bay, BC.
April 2015, A reading, Tiamat, Hornby Island, BC.
November 2014, Unreal City reading series, Victoria, BC.
July 2014, 7pm. Reader at Suddenly Dance ROMP in the Square Reading and Dance Performance. Centennial Square, Victoria.
June 2014, 7pm: Deep Bay Marine Centre Speakers Series, Vancouver Island University Deep Bay, BC.
March 2014, 7:30pm: Russell Books panel and reading. 734 Fort Street, Victoria.
March 2014, 7pm: 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, Hillside Ave, 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 and slide show on Garry oak ecosystems and gardening, Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society. Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Activity Room, Victoria, BC.
Lyric Sensibility: a talk. Victoria Writer’s Society, Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Ave, Victoria
Talk, reading and slide show on Garry oak ecosystem gardening, Victoria Native Plant Study Group, 405 – 365 Waterfront Crescent, Victoria
“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, Hillside Ave, Victoria. 7:30pm. By donation.
Poetry workshop, Victoria Writer’s Festival. 10am. $20.
Poets on Campus series, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo Campus). 5pm. Free.