At its centre, the act of composition, versus that of mere writing, is a rolling over—again and again—of that stone of the human spirit.  A poet becomes familiar (at home even) with both the rough and smoothed edges of that which is moved, the cadence of which unearths an innermost song.  My verse is a history of this pursuit—in, up and over—the Word my Song, my tongue the boulder.

Ongoing musical collaborations include scores by international composers: versified sermons supplemental to the Divine Office, cantos upon the Song of Solomon, madrigals, hymns, cantatas, opera, and miscellaneous experimental suites and ballads.

Manuscripts
A Prairie Rune (current collaboration with Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck)

VIA POETICA (unbound)

Odes, Hours, Idylls, Song: A Book of Common Prayer
Paperback, 2010. 72 pp. ISBN: 9780978008352. Amazon

Selected Verse (out of print)
Paperback, 2007. 124 pp. ISBN: 9780978008307.


Children's
Work
Abella Astrich: The Girl Who Pinched an Elf
A response to Ogden Nash's "Jabez Dawes: The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus".

McDonagall Brilling and the Golden Trumpet
Fairy tale. Narration: Shawn Sanford Beck. Child: Christopher Sandford Beck. Recording: Mosaic Music. 2011. 14:00. SoundCloud

Thelodius and the Song of the Secret Garden
Fable. Narration: Darcy Blahut. Children: Tracey Krieg and Ashley Miller. Music: Rich Miller, 2006. 21:00. SoundCloud


Translations
Cantos: Prière pour une nation
En Chiac (current collaboration with Remi Joncas).

Incantesimi alla brezza / Incantations to the Breeze
English-Italian binaural narration, voice and electronic manipulation.
Translation: Carlotta Ferrari, 2020. 07:26. audio

Poems for a New Earth / Poèmes pour une nouvelle Terre
Limited edition chapbook. Translation: Michael Bowden, 2018. 30 pp.
ISBN: 9780978008314.

Villanelle
ASL signed video by Elizabeth Morris. Narrated by Angela Morris, 2011. YouTube


Journals
& Inclusions
JTI: A Journal of Spiritual Revolution, PRECIPICe,
contemporary haibun online, Quills, Grain, Shadows, CBC Radio One



Opera
& Oratorio
Prayer for a Nation
Composer: Rui Pedro Valdemar Pinheiro. ~80 min. (score pending).

The Canticles of Enoch
A dramatic monologue adapted for voices (unscored).


Lyrics
Scored
by Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975): home
Compline (for mezzosoprano and drone) YouTube
Epithalamion (for SATB choir)
Pietà (for reader, cello and SATB choir; trans. by Michael Bowden)
She / Elle (for SATB double choir; trans. by Michael Bowden)
Tree of Life (for tenor(s), baritone(s) and drone)

by Isaac Mayhew: home
VIA POETICA (in development—for STTTBarB, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello, and bass)

by Klaus Miehling (b. 1963): home / Lulu
Three Motets, op. 282 (for SATB soloists, for SATB choir and organ)

by Satoru Ikeda (b. 1961): home
Daffodil (for voice and piano)
Villanelle (for voice and piano; or for voice, cello and vibraphone)

by Laura McFarlane & Rob Munroe:
My Love Is Big (country duet)


Lauds
First Prize EX-AEQUO:
Musica Prospettiva 2019-20 International Competition

Satoru Ikeda, Daffodil (for soprano and piano)