My wife and I worked as teachers in Nigeria in the early eighties. The experience was life-changing and led me to an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, a first lyric/narrative collection of poems, Driving Offensively (1985), a thirty-year teaching gig at Lethbridge College, two other lyric/narrative and one haikai collection set in Africa: Horizontal Hotel (1989), Flying Coffins (1994) and Hot Flashes (2001).


red teeth!
not blood
but cola nut