August Company

It is, of course, September, but I couldn't resist the title. 

In August, I learned that my essay "All I Can Say" will be included in The Best Canadian Essays 2012, published by Tightrope Books. The book will be available in stores in October.

This essay was also shortlisted for the 2009 CBC Literary Awards and appeared in Room 34.3

My thanks go out to Clélie Rich and the other editors at Room, and to Chris Doda and Ray Robertson of Tightrope Books.

I am also extremely grateful to Eric, an extraordinary teacher and human being, and to my friend, poet Veronica Patterson. One afternoon over coffee, I said, "I went to the funeral of a service dog last week." She leaned forward, eyes wide, and said, "And what was THAT like?" By way of answer, I started this essay.