July 15, 2019 The Ormsby Review on Trauma Head: Here, and elsewhere, Gardiner uses understatement and humour to release tension: “what is your name/ /L/E,” a line that is linguistically correct and typographically playful. Her play with language and sound allows for confusion, clarity, and self-deprecation, and lets readers see themselves there, invites them to relax a little because she’s okay — and inevitably to tense a bit too because anything in our bodies, such intricate machines, could go wrong.”
April 3, 2019 The Arts Report on CiTR reviews Trauma Head, “emotionally gruesome because you go through her head as she was feeling in those moments,” “a great read…so emotionally charged”
March 7, 2019 The Toronto Star calls Trauma Head a, “remarkable second collection,” in the group review, “Latest poetry explores inner struggles and questions the world in which we live”
January 30, 2019 Trauma Head is one of 49th Shelf’s Books to Get You Through February.
January 25, 2019 I was a guest on CBC radio’s North By Northwest for a 15 minute interview with Sheryl MacKay.
December 18, 2018 Catherine Owen’s review of Trauma Head mentions its, “soothing, stirring gorgeousness.”
December 17, 2018 Trauma Head is on Best of 2018 list from Dusie and rob mclennan.
December 5, 2018 rob mclennan writes about Trauma Head on his site, “a remarkable and gymnastic display of sound and fracture, collision and stutter throughout her text, a meditative scatter of synapses attempting to move at high speed.”
November 27, 2018 Read Local includes Trauma Head on its Holiday Gift Guide of 12 Bold New Books for Poetry Lovers
November 2, 2018 CBC Books chooses Trauma Head as one of Eight Books to Read in November.
Read Local BC announces Trauma Head, the chapbook, is shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award October 24, 2018.
April 30, 2018 Read Local BC interviewed me for Poetic Licence.
January 22,2018 CBC Books previewed Trauma Head.
rob mclennan wrote about Trauma Head, the chapbook, here in June 2018.
Thank you to Rob Taylor for previewing Trauma Head on April 18, 2018 on his blog Roll of Nickels.
Here is an interview on inspiration with the League of Canadian Poets and nominees from April 2017.
Another group interview with the League of Canadian Poets on feminism, April 2017
Can’t Lit’s Holiday Podcast aired December 18, 2016 with Canadian literary mayhem from Jen Sookfong Lee, Ben Rawluk, Adèle Barclay, Sheryda Warrener, Carleigh Baker, Anthony Casey, Anakana Schofield and hosts Daniel Zomparelli and Dina del Bucchia.
December 6, 2016’s Wax Poetic on Coop Radio in Vancouver was a rebroadcast of my pre-pub date in April 2016. Nice to be back there as the second edition is at the printer! Also, they aired Beatriz Portugal’s Portuguese translation of Negative Patterns! Listen to it at the 28:00 mark here.
On December 5, 2016 I spent some time talking about winter and ice with Roundhouse Radio’s Minelle Mahtani. I also read Once a Month with the music of Funnel Cloud playing in the background. Listen here.
On November 21, 2016 Montecristo magazine published this interview about Thursdays Writing Collective and serpentine loop.
Daniel Zomparelli and Dina del Bucchia invited me to be a guest on their podcast Can’t Lit May 29, 2016.
Rob Taylor interviewed me about serpentine loop for PRISM May 20, 2016. “Skillfully crafted…The poems in serpentine loop relish the use of specialized languages and terminologies.”
Delighted to have been on Bruce Kaufman’s April 29, 2016 Finding a Voice show on CFRC 101.9fm in Kingston, ON.
Here is an interview by rob mclennan posted April 25, 2016.
On April 16, 2016 Pearl Pirie interviewed me about serpentine loop for CKCU fm radio. You can listen to the archive here.
On April 7, 2016 Rob Taylor posted about serpentine loop on his blog Roll of Nickels.