Grants and Awards

Grants have afforded me the time, without the distraction of bills and contracts, to concentrate on my work. I am grateful for the support I have received.

2012 Grants to Individual Artists, City of Barrie. For away home. Completed: December 2012.
2011 Grants to Individual Artists, City of Barrie. For alphabets without vowels. Completed: November 2011.
2010 Grants to Individual Artists, City of Barrie. For The Mango Stone. Completed: August 2010.
2009 Grants to Individual Artists, City of Barrie. For The Mango Stone. Completed: November 2009.
2007 Grants to Professional Writers, Canada Council for the Arts. For Masala-Fried Sunfish. Completed: November 2008.
2007 Works in Progress, Ontario Arts Council. For The Mango Stone. Completed: July 2008.
2005 Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council. For A Game of Dice and The Jungle Book, books 2 and 3 of The Bhārata. Completed: June 2007.
2003 Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council. For Die Cast, book 1 of The Bhārata. Completed: July 2004.
2000 Works in Progress Grant, Ontario Arts Council. For Project X 1497-1999. Completed: May 2001.
Alcuin Award for Book Design, Alcuin Society. For book design and layout, sensory deprivation / dream poetics.
1999 Electronic and Spoken Word Grant, Canada Council for the Arts. For Project X 1497-1999. Completed: February 2000.
1998 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, Short-list, League of Canadian Poets. Short-listed for best first poetry book, towards the quiet.
1997 Grants to Professional Writers, Canada Council for the Arts. For Project X 1497-1999. Completed: November 1998.
Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council. For clay lamps & fighter kites. Completed: March 1998.
Grants to Writers, Toronto Arts Council. For Project X 1497-1999. Completed: January 1998.
1996 Literary Arts Development Grant, Special Projects, Canada Council for the Arts. For Project X 1497-1999. Completed: November 1997.
Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council. For St Anthony’s Children. Completed: January 1997.
Short Term Grant, Canada Council for the Arts. For untitled fiction. Completed: August 1996.
1993 Writers’ Reserve Grant, Ontario Arts Council. For History: my father told me. Completed: February 1994.
Explorations Program Grant, Canada Council for the Arts. For History: my father told me. Completed October 1994.
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