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Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference.

Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference.

By Jason E Coombs

A space to listen to poetry like you listen to your favourite music, on repeat!

We feature poetry from poets who call Canada home with the goal of exposing it to the world, while giving listeners a chance to dive deeper into each poem with a 2nd and 3rd reading.

Our audience loves diving further into the poem with each reading and the poets featured love hearing their work through another poet's eyes, ears, heart and voice.

Would you be interested in hearing you Canadian poem on Eh Poetry? I would love to hear from you: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a voice message below.
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Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference. Jul 22, 2022

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Why do people love the broken people best by Marion Lougheed

Why do people love the broken people best by Marion Lougheed

Marion Lougheed is a writer, editor and anthropologist grew up on three continents. She remains hard to pin down. Her work was selected for the 2021 Poem In Your Pocket Day series (League of Canadian Poets) and won the 2021 Prime 53 Poem Summer Challenge (Press 53, Prime Number Magazine, 2021) She runs Off Topic Publishing and spends a lot of time mulling over words - her own and those of others. 

You can follow Marion on Twitter and Facebook.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 30, 202202:47
Knots by Courtney Bates-Hardy

Knots by Courtney Bates-Hardy

Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of House of Mystery (2016) and a chapbook titled Sea Foam (JackPine Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Room, CAROUSEL, Juniper, This Magazine, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. They have also been anthologized in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and The Best Canadian Poetry 2021 (Biblioasis). She is queer and disabled, and one-third of a writing group called The Pain Poets. She is currently working on her second manuscript of poetry, tentatively titled Anatomical Venus.

You can follow Courtney on Twitter.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 28, 202203:47
Is It Safe? by Ronna Bloom

Is It Safe? by Ronna Bloom

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. She is a registered psychotherapist (CRPO inactive). Ronna developed the first Poet in Residence programme at Mount Sinai Hospital/Sinai Health which ran from 2012-2019. Her Spontaneous Poetry Booths and RX for Poetry have appeared in hospital waiting rooms, bookstores, fundraisers and arts events in Canada, The UK and Italy. Ronna's work has been broadcast on the CBC, recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, translated into Bangla and Chinese, and shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards. She has performed with Juno award-winning musician Jayme Stone. In a collaboration with PLANT Architects, her poem “The City” was painted 30 meters long on King Street in Toronto for the summer of 2018. In 2022, her chapbook, Who is your mercy contact? was published by Espresso-Chapbooks.

A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, selected with an introduction by Phil Hall will be published by Wilfred Laurier University Press in 2023.

The poem "Is It Safe?" was first published in Literary Review of Canada and then again on Best Canadian Poetry 2021  by Biblioasis Press

Please feel free to read more about Ronna here, and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 27, 202203:40
On The Spring Equinox by Amanda Merpaw

On The Spring Equinox by Amanda Merpaw

Amanda Merpaw is a poet, writer, editor, educator, and researcher. Her writing has appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, Grain, Literary Review of CanadaThe Maynard, Prairie FirePRISM International, and Room. She was shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2022 Poem of the Year Contest.

Her first chapbook, Put the Ghosts Down Between Us, was released in 2021 by Anstruther Press and her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in Spring 2024. She is currently a contributing editor at Arc Poetry Magazine and a member of the editorial board at Anstruther Press. She is also a PhD student in queer and disability studies at the University of Toronto.

You can buy Amanda's chapbook on the Anstruther press website here.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 26, 202206:23
Attention by Kate Cayley

Attention by Kate Cayley

Kate Cayley is a fiction writer, playwright, and poet. She has written a short story collection, How You Were Borntwo collections of poetry, When This World Comes to an End and Other Housesa young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror, and a number of plays, both traditional and experimental.  She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, an O. Henry Short Story Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the CBC Prize in both poetry and fiction. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their three children. Her second short story collection, Householders, is published by Biblioasis. Read more about Kate, here

This poem, "Attention" was first published in Grain Magazine, then again in Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Biblioasis Press

Please check out her books, here and her plays, here

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 23, 202205:27
Tryouts For The Flying Motorist Artist Team, 1958 by Hoa Nguyen

Tryouts For The Flying Motorist Artist Team, 1958 by Hoa Nguyen

Born in the Mekong Delta, Hoa Nguyen was raised and educated in the United States and has lived in Canada since 2011. Hoa has had the privilege to work and teach all over the United States and Canada and is the author of several books including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Her fifth book of poems,  A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure was named a finalist for a Kingsley Tufts Award, National Book Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award and has garnered additional support from The Poetry Foundation, Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has been promoted by such outlets as Granta, PEN American Center, CBC Books, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, Poetry, The Walrus, and Pleiades. In 2019, she was nominated for a Neustadt International Prize for Literature, a prestigious international literary award often compared with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more about Hao here

You can follow Hoa on Twitter, here, on Instagram, here, and on Facebook, here

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 21, 202203:39
Whale by Joyce Goodwin

Whale by Joyce Goodwin

In 1989 Joyce immigrated with family from Ireland to North Vancouver and continued her social work career. She joined the North Shore Writers’ Association becoming vice-President and co-founder of “Dare to be Heard” literary salon. She later also joined the Canadian Authors Association Vancouver board and The Ontario Poetry Society. Joyce has been a trustee, judge and reviewer for national book awards and a contributing writer to Arts Alive magazine. Her words are etched into glass at the Lynn Valley library. Her writing has been published in over thirty group anthologies, winning both prose and poetry awards.

Her first poetry book “Fragments: A Poetry Mosaic” was published in 2021. Twelve winning poems are included in this collection. In the Fall this book will be included in the North Shore Libraries local authors collection. It is included in the CAA member book. A Review of this poetry collection is in the “Canadian Poetry Review”.

On Sunday November 6th from 2-4pm there will be a book launch at the University Women’s Club at at Hycroft. ( www.uwcvancouver.ca ) As a visual artist Joyce is a member of the North Shore Artists Guild, the International Watercolour Society, Watercolour Studio North Shore and the Hycroft painters. Her work was used to illustrate two anthologies. She exhibits locally and internationally.

All images in this book are of Joyce’s original paintings.

www.nsartists.ca/joycegoodwin

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 20, 202202:41
On Lake Ontario by Dharm Jain

On Lake Ontario by Dharm Jain

About the author: Dharmpal Mahendra Jain 

Born (1952) and raised in tribal reserve of Jhabua, India, Dharm is a Toronto based Author. He writes in Hindi and English. He has seven published books- five collections of satirical essays and two collections of Poetry. He is a columnist for three prestigious journals Chankya Varta, Vishwa Gatha, Setu and Vishwa. His works have appeared in prestigious Hindi journals across the world. His poetry in English has been previously published in Poetry Pause, Fresh Voices, Harbinger Asylum, Akshara, Impspired, Piker Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Dissident Voice, and Setu.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 19, 202203:22
Meeting Anne Shirley by Vilma Blenman

Meeting Anne Shirley by Vilma Blenman

Vilma Blenman is a Jamaican-Canadian poet, a registered psychotherapist, a teacher and a mother of two millennials. She considers her poems dispatches from the diaspora where she’s both observer and participant on issues of race, identity formation, Black history and the wonder of landscapes that speak to the soul. Vilma published her chapbook, "First Flight" in 2013 and since then had poems and prose pieces in the Canadian best seller anthology series, “Hot Apple Cider,” published by That’s Life! Communications. She was recently published in "Ekstasis" and is a contributing poet to the Toronto Crossings Arts Exhibition, 2022. A two-time winner of the WCDR (Writers Community of Durham Region) Slam Poetry Competition, Vilma also taught at-risk youth to write and perform poetry for an annual community Poetry Café at a local high school where she also co-edited two publications of student-writing. She has performed at Black History month venues and fund-raiser events in the Greater Toronto Area and is a regular poet on the podium at her local church. This spring she led workshops with teens on the power of poetry to process grief and loss. Vilma lives with her family in Pickering, Ontario.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 02, 202206:43
Red Tide by Shannon Kernaghan

Red Tide by Shannon Kernaghan

Shannon Kernaghan’s work appears in books, magazines and journals – poetry, fiction and everything between. She enjoyed life as a ‘digital nomad’ for years, writing from her RV parked on a horse ranch in Alberta or between casinos in Las Vegas. Previously she wrote a weekly newspaper column, and she continues to tell her stories at www.ShannonKernaghan.com.

Find her book here: More Life Coming Up (After the Breakdown)

Follow her anywhere:

W: www.ShannonKernaghan.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.kernaghan.16
T: https://twitter.com/ShanKernaghan
IG: http://www.instagram.com/shankernaghan/
YT: https://buff.ly/2VtpmN5

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sep 01, 202203:16
A Love Supreme by Richard-Yves Sitoski

A Love Supreme by Richard-Yves Sitoski

Richard-Yves Sitoski is a songwriter, performance poet, and the 2019-2023 Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario. He is also the Artistic Director of the Words Aloud festival. He is part of the performance poetry duo O P E N Sound with croc E moses, makes politically charged sound poetry with the Noises ON Collective, and explores the history of Grey County in story, song, and verse with the Métissage Collective. He regularly collaborates with Grey Bruce Pride, SHEATRE and the M'Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre. Read more about Rico, here

You can read more of Rico's poems, here, see and hear him perform his poetry here, and follow his social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 31, 202203:50
Luminology by Phillip Crymble

Luminology by Phillip Crymble

Phillip Crymble is a physically disabled poet from Belfast now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A poetry editor at The Fiddlehead and a PhD candidate at UNB, he received his MFA from the University of Michigan and has new poems forthcoming The Walrus, The London Magazine, The Irish Times, and elsewhere. Not Even Laughter, his first book-length collection, was a finalist for both the J.M. Abraham Prize and the New Brunswick Book Award. In 2016 he won The Puritan’s annual Thomas Morton Poetry Prize. In 2017 he was voted the Reader’s Choice Award winner in Arc Poetry’s poem of the Year contest.

You can follow Phillip on Twitter, here

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 29, 202204:16
My Dishwasher by Michael Penny

My Dishwasher by Michael Penny

Michael Penny has published five books, most recently Outside, Inside (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.) He was born in Adelaide, South Australia and  came to Edmonton with his family in 1967. His 2011 book, Particles, was short-listed for the Writers Guild of Alberta Stefansson Award. His writing has appeared in dozen of literary periodicals and anthologies. He lives on Bowen Island.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 26, 202202:44
Dive by Madeline Bassnett

Dive by Madeline Bassnett

Madeline Bassnett is a poet, teacher, and researcher. She is the author of the poetry collection Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau 2019), which was longlisted for the RCLAS Annual Fred Cogswell Award in 2020. She is also the author of two chapbooks: Pilgrimage (Baseline 2016) and Elegies (Frog Hollow 2011). She lives on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton Nations, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Western University. Twitter: @m_bassnett

Here is a link to Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau 2019).

Here are a couple more places you can read and listen to more of Madeline's poetry: 

Watch Your Head

AFTER AUDUBON - A video collaboration originally presented June 1st 2022 by Madeline Bassnett and Jenny Berkel

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 25, 202205:30
Childhood Tongue by Daniel G. Scott

Childhood Tongue by Daniel G. Scott

Daniel G Scott, has just released Travels with Athóma (Aeolus House) and has previously published Aftertime (2019) and Voicing Suicide (2020), an anthology of suicide poems he edited, as well as [klee-shays] undone, volume one (2020). His other publications include four books of poetry, three chapbooks and individual poems in journals, anthologies and chapbooks as well as numerous academic publications. In 1984, he won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick. He is past Artistic Director of Planet Earth Poetry and producer for Poets Caravan, and can say poetry has saved his life more than once.

Here is the Poet's Caravan link I mentioned, a very cool project by Planet Earth Poetry that highlights the rich cultural landscape of Southern Vancouver Island. Each poet is represented by a pin on Google Earth of a spot meaningful to them – somewhere they like to do their writing or find particularly inspiring.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 24, 202204:07
Dresden Cup by Susan Wismer

Dresden Cup by Susan Wismer

Susan is...

poet, mother, grandmother, gardener, dancer, hiker, activist. A former professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, she has worked with colleagues in Indonesia, India and Northern Canada and with students from many places around the world. She walked the Camino Santiago in 2018 and plans to walk the Bruce Trail which passes close to her home, from start to finish in 2022. The pandemic months have been made much more bearable by her ongoing collaboration with Passionate Heart Dance (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1706827082798048/). Read more...

You can read more of Susan's poetry here

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 23, 202205:14
I Was Just Thinking by Sean McDermott

I Was Just Thinking by Sean McDermott

Sean McDermott is an Irish poet and songwriter living in Toronto, ON.  

On his first book of poetry I Was Just Thinking

An important collection by a superb talent reflecting the poet's world during the lockdown/Pandemic 

"During my solitude, I have taken a deep dive into personal history and common emotion. The poems deal with my thoughts on relationships, alcoholism, illness, music and escapism into memories and fantasy. The work is wrapped in a protective layer of reality and optimism....

This is Sean's first collection of poems, each one surrounding a single realization of a visual truth in action. The poems cascade outward in reckless examination of a moment, a memory, and then retreat toward resolution."

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 22, 202204:32
Seduced by Siman Constam

Seduced by Siman Constam

Simon Constam is a poet and an aphorist. His poems have been published in various magazines, among them The Jewish Literary Journal, Poetica, and the Dark Poetry Club. He has published a new, original aphorism under the moniker Daily Ferocity on Instagram, daily for almost three years.

Characterized by the admission of doubt in God’s desire for a better world, and willing to see Jewish tradition as indispensable, Brought Down struggles with daily life as a firm believer and continuing pride in Jewish identity. Here is a link to purchase the book

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 20, 202204:23
Screw by James Pollock

Screw by James Pollock

James Pollock’s most recent book of poems is Durable Goods (Véhicule Press/Signal Editions, 2022). He is also the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also editor of The Essential Daryl Hine (The Porcupine’s Quill), which made The Partisan‘s list of the best books of 2015. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, Plume, The Walrus, and many other journals. They have also won the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Magma Editors’ Prize, and the Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. He is Professor of English at Loras College, and lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow him at www.jamespollock.org, where you can subscribe to his blog about poetics, called The Art of Poetry Blog.

You can follow along with James on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

And follow Véhicule Press on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 19, 202202:60
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (3 of 3)

Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (3 of 3)

This episode is the third of a special three episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press)

Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 18, 202207:29
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (2 of 3)

Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (2 of 3)

This episode is the second of a special 3 episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press)

Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order.

If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Aug 17, 202203:51
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (1 of 3)

Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (1 of 3)

This episode is the first of a special 3 episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press)

Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020.

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Aug 16, 202204:13
Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage by Milton Acorn

Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage by Milton Acorn

Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.

He was born in Prince Edward Island, and grew up in Charlottetown. He joined the armed forces during World War II at the age of eighteen.

During World War II, on a trans-Atlantic crossing, Acorn suffered a wound from depth charges. The wound was severe enough for him to receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs for most of his life. He returned to Prince Edward Island and moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1956 and was for a time a member of the Labor-Progressive Party. He spent several years living at the Hotel Waverly in Toronto, Ontario.

In Montreal, he published some of his early poems in the political magazine, New Frontiers. In 1956 he self-published a mimeographed chapbook, In Love and Anger, his first collection of poems. In the 1950s some of his poetry was published in the magazine Canadian Forum.

He was for a short time married to poet Gwendolyn MacEwen.

In the mid-1960s, he moved to Vancouver and joined the League for Socialist Action. In 1967, Acorn helped found the "underground" newspaper The Georgia Straight in Vancouver, BC. In 1969 he published his poetry collection I've Tasted My Blood.

Acorn was awarded the Canadian Poets Award in 1970 and the Governor General's Award in 1976 for his collection of poems, The Island Means Minago. In 1977, Acorn introduced the Jackpine sonnet, a form designed to be as irregular and spikey (and Canadian) as a jack pine tree, but with internal structure and integrity. Without a fixed number of lines and with varied line lengths, the Jackpine sonnet depends on interweaving internal rhymes, assonance and occasional end-rhymes.

In July 1986, he suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital. Acorn died in his home town of Charlottetown on August 20, 1986, due to complications associated with his heart condition and diabetes. According to fellow poet and friend Jim Deahl, he had "lost his will to live after the death of a younger sister."

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Aug 13, 202208:00
A Jar of Fireflies by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

A Jar of Fireflies by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews has written six collections of poetry:  "The Whispers of Stones", "Sea Glass", "The Red Accordion", "Letters from the Singularity", "A Jar of Fireflies" and "Sunrise Over Lake Ontario." Nature and one's place in it, as well as memory and social justice are her muses. Her poems "The Red Accordion" and "Emerald City" were shortlisted for Descant's Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem Prize and The Malahat Review's Open Seasons Award respectively.  In 2015, her poem "Ghost" received first prize in Big Pond Rumours Literary E-Zine Contest. In 2019 her poem "Mosque" was shortlisted for The Eden Mills Literary Festival Poetry Prize and for The Henry Drummond Spring Pulse Poetry Contest. Josie is the author of two non-fiction books: "How The Italians Created Canada" and "In the Name of Hockey." In 2020 she will be teaching poetry workshops at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Josie  lives, teaches and writes in Oakville Ontario, Canada.

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Aug 12, 202207:10
Saint Lucy (who carries her eyes in a dish) by Nancy Holmes

Saint Lucy (who carries her eyes in a dish) by Nancy Holmes

Canadian writer Nancy Holmes has published six collections of poetry, most recently Arborophobia (University of Alberta Press). She is the editor of Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems.  She is Associate Professor in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. With Denise Kenney, she established the Eco Art Incubator, an initiative which supports ecological art in the Okanagan Valley and with Dr. Cameron Cartiere she established an award-winning community-based art project about native pollinators called Border Free Bees. Nancy won the 2015 Robert Kroetsch National Teaching Award in Creative Writing for her innovative student project, Dig Your Neighbourhood, and The Malahat Review’s Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction award in 2017.

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Aug 11, 202202:57
Shhhhh by Laura Zacharin

Shhhhh by Laura Zacharin

Laura Zacharin is the author of Common Brown House Moths (Frontenac House 2019), longlisted for the 2020 Gerald Lampert Award. She was the recipient of University of Toronto’s Marina Nemat Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in The Fiddlehead, CV2, The Malahat Review, Prism, Arc Poetry, and other Canadian literary journals. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. 

This poem "Shhhhh" was written during a workshop given by Ariel Gordon as writer in residence at University of Manitoba’s Center for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, called Dispatches from the World and appears in the chapbook of the same name

You can check out Laura's book Common Brown House Moths (Frontenac House 2019), here

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Aug 10, 202206:01
Witness by Karen Quevillon

Witness by Karen Quevillon

Karen Quevillon is an award-winning author of poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Since 2009 her work has appeared in literary journals such as Grain, Geist Magazine, In/Words, FreeFall, Cargo Literary, Maple Tree Literary Supplement and The Fieldstone Review. She is currently seeking a publisher for her first book-length volume of poetry. Her debut novel, THE PARASOL FLOWER, was released in 2020 by Regal House Publishing. Educated as a philosopher (PhD Northwestern University), Karen is the mother of two children and enjoys hiking, gardening and yoga. www.theartofwriting.ca @KarenQuevillon

You can read more of Karen's beautiful work, here

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Aug 09, 202205:15
Post-Surgery Shower by Lauren Seal

Post-Surgery Shower by Lauren Seal

Lauren Seal is a writer, librarian, and St. Albert’s third Poet Laureate. She mentors the teen and young adult poets of SWYC, the Spoken Word Youth Choir, and performs in the adult incarnation of the group. When she’s not busy recommending books to library patrons, Lauren can be found reading, writing, and composing poems in her head on long dog walks.

You can read more of her wonderful work here. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with her news. 

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Aug 08, 202203:52
Bonus Track by Gordon Taylor

Bonus Track by Gordon Taylor

Gordon Taylor (he/him) is a queer poet who walks an ever-swaying wire of technology, health care and poetry. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Grain, Rattle, Event, Banshee, Descant and Plenitude. In his spare time Gordon is a volunteer reader for Five South Magazine.

"Bonus Track" was published in Banshee Issue #13 | Spring/Summer 2022

Here is another of Gordon's poems for your reading pleasure. 

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Aug 06, 202202:58
Hangover by Patrick Connors

Hangover by Patrick Connors

Pat Connors first chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was released by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013, and charted on the Toronto Poetry Map.
Other publication credits include: The Toronto Quarterly; Spadina Literary Review; Sharing Spaces; Tamaracks; and Tending the Fire.
His first full collection,
The Other Life, is newly released by Mosaic Press.

You can follow Pat on his social media, here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.j.connors.3
Twitter: https://twitter.com/81912CON

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Aug 05, 202203:13
A White Tent Goes Up by Sarah Venart

A White Tent Goes Up by Sarah Venart

Sarah Venart was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1968. She moved to New Brunswick with her family at the age of four, spending her childhood and teenage years on a sheep farm near the village of Elgin. She has published two books of poetry: Woodshedding (2007) and I am The Big Heart  (2020).

Sarah has an MA in Creative Writing and Literature (Concordia) and two B.A.s in Creative Writing and Canadian Studies. Read more

You can follow Sarah on Instagram and/or Twitter.

You can purchase her books here

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Aug 04, 202206:10
Blessing for Twitter by Adam Sol

Blessing for Twitter by Adam Sol

Adam Sol was born in New York, and lived in East Brunswick, New Jersey for a few years, but he thinks of New Fairfield, Connecticut, as where he really grew up.

Adam went to Tufts University for undergrad, which included a year at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. It happened to be the 1989-1990 school year, which was pretty momentous for a few reasons. He borrowed a mallet that spring and got my own little chunk of the Berlin Wall, though it doesn’t look any different from a normal piece of painted cement.

After some wandering, Adam went to Bloomington, Indiana, to get an MFA in Creative Writing under the supervision of David Wojahn, Roger Mitchell, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Took a year off after that, got married, and moved to Cincinnati, where the University of Cincinnati beckoned. There he got a PhD in American Literature. His dissertation was on the “invention of ethnicity” in the novels of some Jewish writers from the early part of the 20th century.

While Adam was finishing his coursework for the PhD, his wife Yael Splansky was finishing her rabbinic ordination at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. They moved to Toronto for her first gig at Holy Blossom Temple, and have been there ever since. Read More

You can find Adam's books on the ECW Press page and read more about his poetry here

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Aug 03, 202204:22
when i ask you if i've changed by Ryanne Kap

when i ask you if i've changed by Ryanne Kap

Ryanne Kap is a Chinese-Canadian writer and academic from Strathroy, Ontario. Her work has been featured in Grain, carte blanche, long con, and elsewhere. Her short story “Heat” won first place in Grain’s 2020 Short Grain contest, was nominated by Grain for the 2020 Journey Prize, and was selected as a notable pick in the 2021 edition of Best Canadian Short Stories. Her debut chapbook, “goodbye, already,” was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2021. Ryanne holds a B.A. (Honours, with distinction) in English and creative writing from the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020) and an M.A. in English from Western University (2021). She is also the managing editor at The Puritan.

You can download her chapbook correspondence, here and visit the MODEL Press website here to download the other chapbooks they have published. 

You can also follow Ryanne on Twitter or Instagram

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Aug 02, 202203:53
Father's Day by Liz Howard

Father's Day by Liz Howard

Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry, and was named a Globe and Mail top 100 book. A National Magazine Award finalist, her recent work has appeared in Canadian Literature, Literary Review of Canada, Room Magazine and Best Canadian Poetry 2021. Her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, was published by McClelland & Stewart in June 2021. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She has completed creative writing and Indigenous arts residencies at McGill University, University of Calgary, UBC Okanagan, Douglas College, Sheridan College, and The Capilano Review. She is also an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and serves on the editorial board for Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in Northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto.

Click here to read Liz's profile on the Penguin Random House website. 

You can follow Liz on Twitter, here

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Aug 01, 202203:39
Raining Glory by Neall Calvert

Raining Glory by Neall Calvert

Neall Calvert has twenty-five years’ experience as a journalist, book editor and writer. His poetry has been published in Strathcona Collective, Yawp! [India], The Men’s Journal, Thunder Stick, Borrowed Solace, Dreamers, Open Minds Quarterly, the 2019 Durvile / Alberta book "Vistas of the West: Poems and Visuals of Nature," the 2022 Caitlin Press / BC book "Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees," and online at Recovering The Self and the League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause and Fresh Voices. Prose pieces have appeared in print in a Douglas & McIntyre anthology and at Recovering The Self. A resume of his publications, and stories on the mystical life and connecting to nature, appear at <neallcalvert.blogspot.com>. Neall is writing a prose / poetry memoir of a long healing journey out of trauma. See Facebook, "Neall Calvert, Poet": www.facebook.com/CampbellRiverPoet

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Jul 30, 202202:38
Words Come After by Rayya Liebich

Words Come After by Rayya Liebich

Rayya Liebich (she/her) is an award-winning Canadian writer of Lebanese and Polish descent. Passionate about writing as a tool for transformation and changing the discourse on grief, she teaches creative writing classes to youth, adults, and seniors in Nelson, British Columbia. Read more about Rayya here

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Jul 29, 202204:16
Even at its most difficult by Manahil Bandukwala

Even at its most difficult by Manahil Bandukwala

Manahil Bandukwala is a writer, visual artist, and editor.

She was born and raised in Karachi and is currently a settler on the unceded territory of the Anishnabek, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Mississauga).

She holds a BA in English from Carleton University and an MA in English at the University of Waterloo.

She currently works as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and Digital Content Editor for Canthius.

Her latest book, MONUMENT, will be published by Brick Books in the fall of 2022.

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Jul 28, 202205:09
Origin Story by Rob McLennan

Origin Story by Rob McLennan

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with the brilliant and utterly delightful poet and book conservator Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the CAA/Most Promising Writer in Canada under 30 Award in 1999, the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. He has published books with Talonbooks, The Mercury Press, Black Moss Press, New Star Books, Insomniac Press, Broken Jaw Press, Stride, Salmon Publishing and others, and his most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014), The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). Further poetry titles are forthcoming from Flat Singles Press and Salmon Publishing.

Continue to read about Rob, here

To learn more about the book I read this poem from, the book of smaller, please click here.  

You can follow Rob on Twitter, here, and don't forget to visit above/ground press as well.  

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Jul 27, 202203:43
As Far As You Know by A.F. Moritz

As Far As You Know by A.F. Moritz

A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, most recently, The Sparrow (2018) and As Far As You Know (2020). In 2019, Moritz was named the sixth Poet Laureate of Toronto,  a position he will hold for four years. He also serves as the Goldring Professor of the Arts and Society at Victoria University at the University of Toronto. Moritz has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, inclusion in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. He is a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award for English-language poetry (Rest on the Flight into Egypt, The Sentinel, and The New Measures). He was the winner of the ReLit Award for poetry in 2005 for Night Street Repairs. And his collection, The Sentinel, a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize.

You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Jul 25, 202203:52
Birdhouse by Kate Marshall Flaherty

Birdhouse by Kate Marshall Flaherty

Kate Marshall Flaherty is a poet, teacher, editor and performer. She has five books of poetry, including "Reaching V," Guernica Editions and “Radiant,” Inanna Publications. She has been published in numerous Canadian and International Journals and Anthologies, CV2, Grain, Room, Saranac Review, Trinity Review and others.

She was shortlisted for the 2021 Mitchel Prize foe Poetry, Arc's Poem of the Year 2019 and Exile's Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize 2018, Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Prize, the Robert Frost Poetry Award and others.

You can also connect with Kate on Twitter.

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Jul 23, 202204:36
I'll Come Back as a Strathearn Paperweight by Jessica Lee McMillan

I'll Come Back as a Strathearn Paperweight by Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet with an MA in English. When not writing or teaching, she spends time with her little family and buries herself in books and records.

Jessica's work explores perception, existential concerns, pop culture, music, social justice, nature, water, physics, scale, the word & body, and mental & physical peripheries.

You can find her work presently/forthcoming in Pocket Lint, Tiny Spoon, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Riddled with ArrowsAntilangDream Pop Journal, Gap Riot Press, SORTES, Train Poetry Journal, Lover's Eye Press, Red Alder Review and others.

​Jessica is a white settler and first-generation Canadian who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Coast Salish and Halkomelem-speaking Peoples, in particular, the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

You can also connect with Jessica on Twitter

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Jul 22, 202203:36
Complex Beauty - Emerging from Grays by Francine Fallara

Complex Beauty - Emerging from Grays by Francine Fallara

Francine Fallara is a passionate, genuine and creative simple girl striving daily to keep my inner rebel warrior alive. Music lover. Exploration Geologist. Society tries to impose so many rules on us and our life patterns, but who says this is the way to live. If people would seriously listen more to their inner voices, they would be happier, more optimistic, avoid depression and be grateful for their life achievements.
We are the master of our own lives. We need to understand we can change anything we don’t like in our lives. We can all stop living to satisfy others’ judgments and start living based on our personal convictions. Expressing her own journey within her first book « Inkling Whispers »: A collection of poems inspired by her numerous photo-walk escapades comforting my explorer's soul.

This poem is in Francine's second book : Uncovering the Shadows which was published the end of April 2022 by Bookleaf Publishing.

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Jul 21, 202202:55
Shall I go? by Allie Picketts

Shall I go? by Allie Picketts

Allie Picketts (she/her) is a musician, parent, writer, teacher and lover of nature. She is thankful to live within the traditional territory of the T'Sou-ke Nation. Allie acknowledges that as a descendent of European settlers, she lives, moves, and creates on the traditional lands of Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples including T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht, lək̓ʷəŋən, Scia’new, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. May we each continually reflect on the history of the land we live on and consider what we can do daily, in our particular individual lives, to support truth, reconciliation, the land back movement, and Indigenous sovereignty.

You can find Allie on Instagram as well. 

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Jul 20, 202202:49
One Good Thing by Harry Posner

One Good Thing by Harry Posner

Harry Posner is a self-published and published poet, author, and editor, whose love of writing evolved in a natural progression from short stories to children’s picture books, to poetry, novels, and spoken word performance. He is currently a member of the Words Aloud Poetry Collective, as well as the Headwaters Writers Guild, Writers Ink Alton, an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets and a member of the Writers Union of Canada. As well as teaching creative writing in the area of Woodville, Nova Scotia, he has authored three novels, a book of poetry, and a workbook for developing writers. Harry released a collection of flash fiction entitled LITTLE EXITS early in 2015 and also released his first audio poetry CD in November of 2015. He released his novel AUROCH UNBOUND in 2017, and... he was named first Poet Laureate of Dufferin County in June 2017! In 2019 his first novella PEGGY LEE'S DELICIOUS LIPS won the Ken Klonsky novella award, and was published by Quattro Books. Harry has just published a book of spoken word poetry, BLUE IS BIGGER THAN BROWN, and is soon to release MALWARE, a novella trilogy consisting of Malware, Dux Dispar, and Here is Betty. Watch for it.

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Jul 19, 202203:30
How to Get Lost in the Woods by Tanis MacDonald

How to Get Lost in the Woods by Tanis MacDonald

Tanis MacDonald is an essayist, poet, professor and free-range literary animal. She is the host of the podcast Watershed Writers, and the author of Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City. Her essay “Mondegreen Girls” won The Malahat Review's Open Seasons Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2021. She identifies as a bad birder, and lives near Ose’kowáhne in southwestern Ontario as a grateful guest on traditional Haudenosaunee territory.

"How to Get Lost in the Woods" appears in Tanis's latest book, Straggle: Adventures in Walking While Female, published by Wolsak & Wynn in spring 2022.

You can follow Tanis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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Jul 18, 202204:44
Demonic Snow by Nan Williamson

Demonic Snow by Nan Williamson

Nan Williamson is a teacher, artist and author living in Peterborough. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, Toronto, 2013. Her chapbook, leave the door open for the moon, was published by Jackson Creek Press in 2015.
Always interested in the verbal-visual connection, she plays with shapes, colours, and texture to wed form and content in paint and poetry.
More than 80 of her poems have been published in juried literary journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, and the UK.  Her poem, Interlude  was one of six set to music by Alain Keyser  for her album, One Sky, 2017
She is also the illustrator for Delicate Impact, a Canadian anthology of poetry, A Beret Days Book, The Ontario Poetry Society, 2018.

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Jul 16, 202203:22
Alea Iacta Est by Atma Frans

Alea Iacta Est by Atma Frans

In her writing Atma Frans searches for the voice beneath her personas: woman, mother, architect, trauma survivor, queer, yogi, poet. Her poetry has been a finalist for contests and is published in The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire Magazine, Obsessed with Pipework (UK), Lighthouse Literary Journal(UK), and elsewhere. She lives in Gibsons BC where she is working on her debut collection “Despite the Dark.” For more info see: www.spacestobe.org

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Jul 15, 202203:12
Wandering by Danny Peart

Wandering by Danny Peart

Danny Peart was born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. After a few years at Lakeport High School, he disappeared for a while to Kingston, Ontario. He was either at university there or in the penitentiary. He won't specify.

He now lives in Vancouver, married to Janette Lindley and they have two sons, Max and Nick. He has worked as a Globe and Mail paperboy, a Bartender, a farm equipment Parts Manager and a Personal Trainer for the past 27 years. (His clients eagerly await his Confessions of a Personal Trainer.) He has studied writing with Gloria Sawai, Zsuzsi Gartner, Edna Alford, Seán Virgo, Carolyn Smart, Don McKay and Ernest Hemingway. Aislinn Hunter was his exceptional advisor for the poems in Ruined By Love.

Danny is a member of the League of Canadian Poets.

In 2016 he published Stark Naked in a Laundromat - 10 stories and 10 poems about growing up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (Nicely introduced by his brother Neil Peart).

In December of 2017 he published a new collections of poems, titled Another Mountain to Climb.

"Wandering" is from Danny's new collection “Not Quite So Handsome” that will be added to his website on July 30th.

Please take a moment to check out Danny's YouTube channel as well. 

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Jul 14, 202204:48
Circus by PJ Thomas

Circus by PJ Thomas

PJ Thomas successfully published her first book of poetry, Undertow, in October 2020. Her lyrics appear on the 2021 Juno-nominated album, Solar Powered Too. Included in the 2022 Bill Bissett anthology, Poemdemic, Thomas has been published in the River Magazine, the Arthur Newspaper, and by the Poet Laureate of Cobourg.

You can find her book Undertow, here, or ask you local library to ask for a copy. 

You can connect with her on Twitter, here

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Jul 13, 202204:17
Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato by Lesley-Anne Evans

Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato by Lesley-Anne Evans

Lesley-Anne Evans, an Irish-Canadian poet, writes from and stewards Feeny Wood, a contemplative Christian woodland retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. Her periodical publications include The Antigonish Review, Barren Magazine, Cascadia Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Lake Journal, The Porch Magazine, and Presence Journal. Lesley-Anne helped found Red Couch, an art gallery for marginalized artists, and co-created SEE:kelowna, a museum exhibit sharing stories of homelessness. Mute Swan is Lesley-Anne’s debut collection of poems.

Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato, is the first poem in Lesley-Anne's debut collection Mute Swan: Poems for Maria Queen of the World, published by The St. Thomas Poetry Series (Toronto), November, 2021.

If you would like to connect with Lesley-Anne, she can be reached through the following social media accounts: 

LinkedIn, or Facebook or via her email: evanslesleyanne[at]gmail[dot]com

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Jul 12, 202205:51