“Intimate reflections are contrasted with geopolitical and environmental concerns as Schönmaier’s fierce intelligence focuses on what is most essential in our lives.” Continue reading Arrivals: Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete
“Eleonore Schönmaier’s [third] poetry collection, Dust Blown Side of the Journey, is the work of a poet who has mastered her craft…featuring a beautifully elaborate intertwining of images…akin to recurring melodies or riffs across distinct movements of a composition…poems both captivating and moving.” Continue reading Dust Blown Side of the Journey: in the Malahat Review
“This collection could be enjoyed for the beauty of the language alone…I’d be delighted to follow wherever she chooses to sail.” Continue reading Wavelengths of Your Song: Review in Arc Poetry Magazine
“The natural world is prominent, almost dreamlike in Treading Fast Rivers, and starkly beautiful”…”Schönmaier’s poetic gifts are apparent.” Continue reading Treading Fast Rivers: Reviews
It has been a wonderful year and I’m grateful to all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement. In this post you’ll find a summary of the year, photos and a discount gift link. I wish all of you a great start to 2023! Continue reading The gifts of 2022
I retraced some of the memories that formed Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete along with doing new research in the form of notes and photographs (some of which you can view in this post). Michalis Paraskakis and I sat in… Continue reading Return to Crete
Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete has been reviewed in Canadian Literature. Continue reading Review in Canadian Literature
On Saturday I read poems in the wonderful wild space of an urban garden. In the blog post you’ll find lots of photos, Continue reading European Literature Festival
For those of you who watched my January poetry in conversation with composer Michalis Paraskakis you may also be interested in knowing about his forthcoming opera Strella which was commissioned by the Greek National Opera. Plus the Field Guide is featured in the Queen’s Alumni Review.
“Garden” from the Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete was featured by the League of Canadian Poets in their Poetry Pause program for National Poetry Month; this year’s theme is intimacy. The Field Guide was also reviewed in Arc Poetry Magazine by Margaryta Golovchenko. Continue reading Garden
The Greek composer Michalis Parakakis and I had a wide ranging conversation about our individual and collaboration creative process. Continue reading Michalis Paraskakis: In Conversation
You’ll find an overview of the year’s highlights including lots of images, plus highlights of some of my favourite books. Continue reading In the wild year of 2021
Panos Gklistis and I had a wonderful time performing our Poetry in Concert. Continue reading Poetry in Concert
You’ll find the program for our poetry in concert plus visual imagery from some of the poems I’ll read. Continue reading Program for Dec 12: poets musicians
On 7 November I had an enjoyable conversation with my German translator Knut Birkholz along with reading poems from Wavelengths of Your Song (McGill-Queen’s University Press) and Wellenlängen deines Liedes (parasitenpresse 2020). Continue reading November 7 reading
My partner joked that this might happen… A friend said, “Anyone who knows you well knows you don’t write travel guides…” Enjoy the journey! Continue reading Travel Guides
I’ve launched books on the cafe terrace of a Nova Scotian fishing village, in a bookstore in Oxford, England and in an Amsterdam concert hall but the forest celebration will for a long time remain as my all time favourite. Continue reading Lost Flower Launched in Forest
I walked in the city forest this week with an American composer who will do the introductions for the Poetry Pop Up. Continue reading Book Launch for Lost Flower: Preview
April 13, 1938- June 26, 2021
He was generous in answering my questions about social class, love, joy and more.
His music will live onwards.
Nocturnes (excerpt). Continue reading Frederic Rzewski