CV Artistic

I would like to thank Allan Hudson for running this article / interview on his blog.

Further to this article / interview, here are some more details of my artistic career.


Creative Writing Awards

 2021           Creative Non-Fiction Award First Place Two Dead Poets

2020            David Adams Richards Award First Place On Being Welsh in a Land ruled by the English

                    Alfred G. Bailey Award Second Place Second place The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature

                    Narrative Non Fiction Prize Third Place An Exercise in Writing

2019            Fredericton Word-Feast Post Card Story Finalist Auntie Gladys

2018            DA Richards Award Third Place Devil’s Kitchen

                    Dawn Watson Memorial Award Honorable Mention Angel

2016            WFNB D. A. Richards Award Honorable Mention Nobody’s Child

                    NB Literary Awards Finalist Prose Fiction Bistro

2015            WFNB Douglas Kyle Memorial Award Short Fiction Letting Go

2014            WFNB Honorable Mention Creative Non-Fiction Award Message in a Bottle

2012            WFNS Honorable Mention Atlantic Short Fiction Award Butterflies

2011            WFNB DA Richards Award Honorable Mention People of the Mist (novel)

2010            CBC Finalist, Short Fiction Award The Key

                    WFNB Short Fiction Award The Weaver

 1995            WFNB Alfred G. Bailey PrizeAlban Angels (Poetry)

                     WFNB DA Richards Award Honorable Mention, Decent People, (Short Stories)

1989             WFNB Alfred G. Bailey PrizeStill Lives (Poetry)

 1962            Stroud International Festival of the Arts, First Prize, Poetry (1962)


 Professional Societies and Community Associations

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC)
League of Canadian Poets (LCP)
Writers Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB)


Creative Work 
Books and the Equivalent

Stepping Stones Fredericton: Rabbitown Press. 2015.
Systematic Deception
(17 Short Stories). Ottawa / Fredericton. 2015.
Triage (poetry book), Fredericton, NB. 2015.
Monkey Temple (Poetry). Halifax: MSVU Press. 2012. 84.
Carved in Obsidian. (Prose poetry and multi-media). Online (2009)
Land of Rocks and Saints
. (Poetry). Fredericton: Nashwaak Editions. 2008.
Obsidian 22. (Poetry Book.) Halifax: MSVU Press. 2007.
Birthday Suit: The Making of the Movie. Fredericton: UNB – HIL. 2007. 64 pp.
At the Edge of Obsidian. (Poetry). Halifax: MSVU Press.   2005. 60 pp. October, 2005.
Fundy Lines (Poetry). Halifax: MSVU Press. 2002. 62 pp.
Though Lovers Be Lost (Poetry). Halifax: MSVU Press. 2000. 67 pp.
Sun and Moon. Poems from Oaxaca, Mexico. (Poetry). Halifax: MSVU Press. 2000. 72 pp.
Alban Angels (Poetry) Online (1995)
Broken Ghosts (Poetry Book). Goose Lane Editions. Fredericton, N.B. 1986.
Last Year in Paradise
(Poetry Book). Fiddlehead Poetry Books. Fredericton, NB.  1978.


Dewi Sant (Welsh Stories and Poems). Fredericton, NB. 2010.
All About Angels (Poetry ). Fredericton, NB. 2009.
M Press of Ire (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB. 2007.
Granite Ship – Lines from Ávila (Poetry ). Fredericton, NB. 2005. 2nd ed. March 2006.
  On Being Welsh in a Land Ruled by the English (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB. 1993.
  Daffodils (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB. 1992.
Iberian Interludes (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB, 1992.
In the Art Gallery (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB, 1991.
Secret Gardens (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB, 1991.
Idlewood (Poetry Chapbook). Fredericton, NB., 1990.

Book Length Manuscripts in Various Stages of Progress  

People of the Mist (Novel: completed ms.)
Walking the Walk (Novel)
Reason’s Dream (Novel)

Waiting (Poetry Chapbook)
Echoes of an Impromptu Metaphysics (Poetry Book)
Selected poems ( ms. under revision)

Bistro (Flash Fiction Collection)
Nobody’s Child (Short Story Collection).


Artistic Videos and Films

 Birthday Suit: The Making of the Movie. 16th Mary Ella Milham Lecture. Fredericton: Harriet Irving Libraries. DVD. April 2007.
Theatre in Language Teaching: The Oaxaca Project. 30 minute video for Channel 9 TV. Oaxaca, Mexico. December, 1995.

 Misdirection. (Acting role: Arthur Lawrence). Director: Jeremy Robinson.
Anthony Flower. (Voice over). Director: John Collicot.
Trek (Filmed in the Black Box Theatre, STU. Script editor. 1 hour video. Director: Roberta Nixon; author: Peter Pacey).
War Brides. (Voice over and narrative for 15 minute video produced for the Royal Canadian Legion.)
Birthday Suit (Writer, producer, director, editor. NBFilm Venture Grant Award for production; production dates: January – October, 2003). Birthday Suit: 2nd place in Rogers Viewers Choice (Short Films), Tidal Wave Film Festival. Fredericton, November 4-7, 2004.
La cousine. (Acting role / Father. Director: Pierre Huard. Script editor. July. 2003).
Hobson’s Choice (Continuity / Script Editor – Pre-production and production; May / June, 2003).
Street Music (16mm film).NB Film Co-op. 2nd. Assistant Director. Pre-production. Production. 3rd Place in Rogers Viewers Choice (Short Films), Tidal Wave Film Festival. Fredericton, November 4-7, 2004. Filmed in Fredericton, May – July, 2002.
Full Circle. (16mm film). NB Film Co-op / English Department. University of New Brunswick. Acting role. Pre-production (locations), production (continuity) and post-production (continuity). March, 2002.
Full Circle: for the Record. (Documentary Video). NB Film Co-op / English Department. University of New Brunswick. Acting roles plus participation. March / April, 2002.
Elevation. (Video). NB Film Co-op / English Department. University of New Brunswick. Acting role. February, 2002.
The Gentlemen’s Room. (Video). NB Film Co-op / English Department, UNB. Acting role plus pre-production, production, and post-production of video. February, 2002.


Short Stories Published

Pandora’s Box (short story), Nashwaak Review, (2004).
The Fundy is the Fundy is the Fundy
(short story), NB Nature, (2002)
Poses (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 9 (2002)
A Way With Women (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 7 (2000)
Various Kinds of Bull (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 5 (1997): 178-88.
An Evil Genius: Dewi Sant / St. David’s Day (short story). The Cormorant, 13, 2 (1997), 9-24.
The Waiting Game (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 4 (1996): 122-31.
The Field of Peppers (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 3 (1996):112-23.
Father (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 2 (1995): 45-56.
Decent People (short story). The Nashwaak Review, 1 (1994), 203-10.
Birthday Suit (short story). The Antigonish Review, 81-82 (1990), 45-51.
(short story). The Wild East, Spring (1990), 7-10.


 Selected Articles on Artistic Creativity

 “Think Before You Ink: Two essay based courses which develop the ART of writing (Analysis, Research, Thought).” Compendium 2, Dalhousie University, NS.

2010 “‘In the Beginning was the Picture, and the picture was in the text … ‘Multi-media presentations of Picasso’s Guernica.” Transformative Dialogues, 3, 3 (2010). Kwantlen.

2009   “Chaos Theory and the Teaching of Don Quixote.” Kwantlen Review: Transformative Dialogues.

2008   “Poetic creativity: word games and playing with words” in Didactic Approaches for Teachers of English in an International Context. Eds. Sonsoles Sánchez-Reyes Peñamaría y Ramiro Durán Martínez. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2008.: 125-137.

“yellow: from silence to creation” in Silences in Teaching and Learning. Ed. Betsy Warland. Council of 3M Teaching Fellows / STLHE. Gauvin Press (Gatineau, Quebec). 2008: 157-60.

“jaune: du silence naît la creation” in Silences in Teaching and Learning. Ed. Betsy Warland. Council of 3M Teaching Fellows / STLHE. Gauvin Press (Gatineau, Quebec). 2008:161-64.

2006   “Don Quixote 1605-2005: Teaching Don Quixote on WebCT in the 21st Century.” Informatica, 30. (2006) 413-420.

“From Classroom, to Conference, to Publication: Octavio Paz, Salamandra, and the I Ching.” in Teaching Perspectives, Spring 2005.

2004   “Communicative and Poetic Language: An Initiation.” Proceedings: 8th Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase, 2003 held at University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, NS. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent UP (2004): 73-77.

“Yellow.” St. Thomas University Teaching Perspectives. March, 2004, pp. 2-3.

2002    “Texts and (Con)Texts: Various Ways of Teaching Quevedo’s Miré los muros de la patria mía.” Published online by the Advanced Placement College Board (New York, 2002),1282,151-165-0-9657,00.html

—– and Elizabeth McKim. “Through a Distorting Mirror: Elizabeth Bishop’s Translations of Octavio Paz’s Poetry, ” in Divisions of the heart. Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Place and Memory. Eds. Barry, Davies, and Sanger. Wolfville, NS: Gaspereau Press. 2001. 267-77.

2000   “Liberation Theology and Translation Theory in Galdós’s Nazarín.” International Fiction Review

27 (2000): 68-72. [PR]

“Metaphor and Logic: Some Comments on the Right Brain Left Brain Discussion Regarding
Creativity in Translation.” (Roger Moore and Patrick Malcolmson). St. Thomas University Teaching Perspectives, 2 (2000), 9-12.

1999     “An Interactive Approach to the Teaching of Creativity.” Proceedings: 3rd. Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase, 1998 held at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent UP, 1999. 121-26.

“Quevedo: The search for a Place to Stand.” Ingeniosa invención: Essays on Golden Age Spanish  Literature for Geoffrey L. Stagg in Honour of his Eighty-Fifth Birthday. Ed. A. Anderson and Williamson. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 1999. 101-21.

 1998     “The Scrutiny of the Library: Cervantes, Don Quixote, and the Formation of the Literary Canon.” 3L. Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. (1998)…

“’A Dog is a Dog is a Dog!’ A Neo-Post-Modernist Reading (Cum Grano Salis) of Burton Raffel’s New Translation of Don Quijote.” International Fiction Review 25.1-2 (1998): 12-20.

 1995   “Quevedo’s Erase un hombre…, the Enigma of the Second Tercet.” Romance Quarterly 42. (1995): 39-46. [PR]

“Post-Influence, Proto-Intertextuality: Pablos’s Rewrite of Lazarillo’s House of Death.” Romance Languages Annual 7 (1995): 555-61. [PR]

 1994     “Why bother reading Quevedo’s Buscón? The rationale behind the establishing of Romance Languages 491: Bibliography and Methods of Research.” Liberal Studies in the Canadian Context: The Nature, the Need, the Prospects. St. Catharines: Brock University LiberalStudies, 1994. 74-81. [PR]

“No Death, No Closure: The Open Ending of Quevedo’s Buscón.” Romance Languages Annual 6 (1994): 539-545.

“Autobiography, Pseudo-Autobiography, Life-Writing, and Creative Fiction in Quevedo’s Buscón.” International Fiction Review. 21.1 (1994): 7-21.

 1989   “Different Kinds of Failure: Some Comments on Quevedo’s Revisions to Miré los muros de la patria mía.” Modern Language Review 84.1 (1989): 6676.

 1987   “Quevedo’s Poetic Creativity: Some Comments on a Newly Discovered Manuscript Version of ‘Contaba una labradora.'” Modern Language Notes 101.2 (1987): 37886.

“The Medium is the Message: Alternative Approaches to the Teaching of Spanish Golden Age Theatre.”Canadian Modern Language Review 44.1 (1987): 8894.

“Two (2) New Poems from Quevedo to Lisi?.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 64 (1987): 215-24.

“Some Comments on Iterative Thematic Imagery in Quevedo’s Heráclito cristiano.” Renaissance & Reformation 23.3 (1987): 243-51.

1986     “Obras humanas de el divino Quevedo: A Reappraisal of Ms. 4117 of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 11.1 (1986): 4986.

“Quevedo, González de Salas, and the Evidence of a Newly Discovered Manuscript Version of ‘No os espantéis, Señora Notomía.'” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 20.2 (1986): 314.

 1985   “Iterative Thematic Imagery in Calderón’s El mágico prodigioso.” Calderón and the Baroque Tradition. Ed. Levy, Ara, & Hughes. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP, 1985. 127-36.

 1983   “Quevedo, Lisi, the Religion of Love and the Evidence of the Manuscript Variants.” Revista  Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 7.3 (1983): 363-73.

 1981   “Lisa, Lisi, and the Caballero de la Tenaza.” Boletín de la Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo 56 (1981): 215-24.

“Metatheatre and Magic in El mágico prodigioso.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 33.2 (1981): 129-

“Introducing Translation: The Comparative Approach.” Canadian Modern Language Review 38.1 (1981): 10-18.

1980   “The Symbol of the nétigua in La niña de Luzmela.” International Fiction Review 7.1 (1980): 24-28.

1979   “Leonor’s Role in El esclavo del demonio.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 3.3 (1979): 275-86.

“Ornamental and Organic Conceits in Moreto’s El lego del Carmen.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 31.2 (1979): 135-43.

“Reality (Good) and Appearance (Evil) as Elements of Thematic Unity in Mira de Amescua’s El esclavo del demonio.” Perspectivas de la comedia, II. Valencia: Albatros Hispanófila, 1979. 79-91.

 1978   “Conceptual Unity and Associative Fields in Two of Quevedo’s Sonnets.” Renaissance and Reformation 14.1 (1978): 55-63.

Lazarillo de Tormes and the Motif Index.” International Fiction Review 5.2 (1978): 275-86.

 1977   “Translation and Re-Creation: Kerrigan’s Version of Unamuno’s Niebla.” International Fiction Review 4.2 (1977): 158-61.

 1975   Translation — E. Anderson Imbert, “Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction.” International Fiction Review 2.1 (1975): 18.



Poems Published

Over 130 poems have been published, or accepted, by: Arc, Ariel, Casa de las Américas (Cuba), CommuterLit, Cross Canada Writers Quarterly, El Colibrí Rosado (Mexico), ellipse, Fiddlehead, Germination, Nashwaak Review, Nonesuch Magazine, Poetry Halifax Dartmouth, Poetry Toronto, Poetry Canada Review, Pottersfield Portfolio, Quarry, Revelations, The Antigonish Review, The Aquinian, The Canadian Literary Review, The Cormorant, The North York Arts Council Newsletter, The North York Mirror, The Wild East, Waves, and others.