Slow War. McGill-Queen's. Fall, 2017. 

Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology. Fall, 2017. 



"Buried at Centre Ice." Maisonneuve Magazine. Summer, 2017. 

"Home from the War." The Sun Magazine." October, 2017.

"What Has Been and What is Yet to Come." Canadian Literature. Summer, 2017. 

"Before and After Afghanistan." The Walrus. Summer, 2017. 

In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses.” The New York Times. March, 2016.

"An Uncomplicated Whiteness." Ricepaper. December, 2016. 

"Blessed are those who are persecuted."  Geez Magazine. Winter, 2016. 

“The Burn.” Prairie Fire. Summer, 2016




"Drunk-Driving." Prairie Schooner. Fall 2017. 

"A Poem is Not Guantanamo Bay." Maisonneuve Magazine. Forthcoming.

"Baseball Bats." Maisonneuve Magazine. Forthcoming. 

"The Bedbug." Southword Journal. Summer, 2017. 

"Halloween Evening." Event Magazine.  Fall 2017. 

"Tuesday Morning, East Hastings." Event Magazine. Fall 2017. 

"Alternate." The Nottingham Review. March, 2017.

"Benediction." The Nottingham Review. March, 2017. 

"Somewhere in Flanders/Afghanistan."  The Nottingham Review. March, 2017. 

"Poem for the Potatoes Someone left Behind." The Maine Review.  2017. 

"Easter Sunday, Wabamun to Edmonton." The Maine Review. 2017. 

"Emergent." The Sugar House Review.  Spring/Summer 2017. 

"After Afghanistan." The Sugar House Review. Spring/Summer, 2017. 

"Inglewood Courts." Pulp Literature. 2017. 

"Road Race, Christmas Day." Contemporary Verse 2. Spring, 2017. 

"Winter Buck." Contemporary Verse 2. Spring, 2017.

"Esther Greenwood as your Mother With Clay in Her Hair." Contemporary Verse 2. Spring, 2017.  

"rock-Picking." Alberta Views. Spring, 2017. 

"The Liturgical Leap Into Monday. Ruminate. Spring 2017. 

“desire in sevens.” THIS Magazine. Nov/Dec 2016. 

"Sunday Mornings." QWERTY. No. 35. Winter, 2016. 

“poem for the last time you wore your uniform.” Word Riot. October, 2016. 

“somewhere in the desert.“ Word Riot. October, 2016. 

“take five, donuts.”  Edmonton Poetry Festival: The Poetry Route. October, 2016. 

“Genesis.” London Journal of Fiction. September 2016. 

“Stigmata.” War, Literature & the Arts. Forthcoming, 2016. 

“Evening at a burn-out school with the Tenth Mountain Division.” Freefall Magazine. September 2016.

“Fruit on a Wooden Table.” Freefall Magazine. September 2016.

“Stories You Tell When You Wish to Love Again.” The Quilliad. 2016.

“A Compendium of Hands.” The Quilliad. 2016

“Apple-picking, After Afghanistan.” The Quilliad. 2016

“Tinnitus, or the drive-thru window when you return.” Matrix Magazine. Fall 2016.

“Home Again.” Matrix Magazine. Fall 2016.

“View from a Slide You Once Slept Under.” The Literary Review of Canada. 2016. 

“food habits of coyotes, as determined by examination of stomach contents.” The Glass Buffalo2015.

“The Slow Wars.” Rubicon Press. 2015.



“When Kings Go Off to War.” Pleiades Magazine. Summer, 2016.



The Modern Love Podcast: Lance Reddick of ‘The Wire’ Reads ‘In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses.

"Home and Whole, So to Speak: Homecoming in Contemporary War Writing." ACCUTE Conference, 2017. 

“Words Unzipped.” Spoken Word collaboration with Celine Chuang, Maxine Courtereille-Paul and Ainsley Hillyard. HerArts Skirtsafire Festival. Edmonton, 2016.

“Local Books 1 at CBC Centre Stage." Edmonton Poetry Festival. April 2016.

"Moving with Light: Screen Becomes Poetry.” Edmonton Poetry Festival. April 2016.

"In voice work, actors of colour can escape typecasting." Stacia L. Brown. Washington Post. 

Identification papers – thoughts on Benjamin Hertwig’s chapbook, The Slow Wars. Stephen Berg.



Finalist, Governor General Literary Award for Poetry, 2017. 

Finalist, "The Neighbour's House." Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets, 2017. 

Pushcart Nomination, "Home from the War." The Sun Magazine, 2017. 

Pushcart Nomination, "Stigmata." War, Literature, and the Arts, 2017. 

Gold Medal, National Magazine Award for Personal Journalism, 2o17.

Celia Baker Veteran Poetry Scholar, 2017. 

CGS Doctoral Scholarship, 2016. 

Longlisted, CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize, 2016

First place, Prairiefire Non-fiction contest. 2015.

First Place, Writer's Guild of Alberta/Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize, 2015.

Poetry Nomination, Alberta Magazine Awards, 2015.

Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, MA.