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I bike past the Urban Beehive Project everyday on my way to work, and I never get tired of seeing it. It consists of these totemic hives that have been planted next to a honeycomb structure, not far from a community garden. The intent, I believe, is to call attention to the integral role that pollinators play in food production, but the whole thing just seems wonderfully neolithic to me, polygonal earthworks that double as a welcome monument to bees. 
The hives also look a bit like a child's attempt at building a rocket ship, which may help explain their place in my forthcoming chapbook, Safe Vehicles for a Dying Planet (Baseline, 2021). The homepage of this site features the chapbook's cover design. You can read more about it here.

Curiosity, Urban Beehive Project, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

My first book, In Lights of a Midnight Plow, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best First Book of Poetry in Canada. Prior to its publication, I was a finalist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers in 2004. In 2011, I published my second collection of poems, Open Air Bindery, and a verse story for children. I did my a Ph.D in English at the University of Western Ontario, where my dissertation was awarded the Karl F. Klinck Prize for outstanding work in the field of Canadian Literature. I teach in the department of Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture at the University of Prince Edward Island, where I'm also the coordinator of the Journalism Program.