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
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.
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
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 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
“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
The Art of Writing #52 has been published in talking about strawberries all of the time where I answer the questions: How did you first come to writing poetry? What is it about the form that resonates? “I love how … Continue reading Art of Writing: Interview
“Music is an integral and interwoven part of my life and my poetry….” Thomas Whyte interviewed me and you can find my answers to his six questions online here. I’ve also reached my favourite moment in the publishing of a … Continue reading Interview + Proof Pages
Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement throughout this immensely difficult year. In 2021 let us continue to care for each other including strangers and the planet. Often this year I’ve thought of my former life as a … Continue reading In the year 2020
“These are understated poems grounded in imagism, snap shots of a life, where the poet speaks quietly to her reader with precision and insight.” Armand Garnet Ruffo, author of Treaty # Continue reading Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (published)