“Father, Son, and the Alberta Housing Boom” New Personal Essay in Briarpatch Magazine

BP March 2015 Dirks art

“We would arrive after the framers, electricians, and plumbers had come and gone. We hung doors, installed baseboard, and built cabinets and floor-to-ceiling entertainment units. During our coffee breaks we sat in companionable silence, side by side against the dusty drywall, surveying the fruits of our labour: the building’s daily transformation.”

Read the rest of my personal essay about life and labour, carpentry and capitalism, in the March 2015 issue of Briarpatch Magazine.

New article about Human Rights & Homelessness in THIS Magazine!

An article I wrote about the human right to adequate housing in Canada appears in the Summer Reading issue of THIS Magazine, which also includes great poetry and fiction by the likes of Sina Queyras, Carrie Snyder (check out my review of her latest book here) Tony Burgess and others.

You can find the new issue at your local independent bookstore.