2021

Cultivating Voices

Live Poetry online

Honouring Women's History Month

and the International Women's Day

Sunday, March 7, 2021

What an honour to be invited to be a feature reading and share my poems which honour the feminine, in its different manifestestations in my life.

The poems I shared:

Our Children

The Tea Set

The Roof

The Highway Traveller

Mary of the Terrace

I am Getting Ready to Memorize Mother

Wild Sky

Forget me Not

Vallum Magazine in Montreal

will be publishing  

dreams of the dead

in their issue 18:2

Invisiblity 

Spring, 2020

It will be published in print and also with an accompanying video version.

It is an honour to be invited to share my poetry in such fine company in this upcoming radio program in the company of so many accomplished poets. 

 

Nowruz

a celebration of Canadian Poets

hosted by Ottawa Persian Radio

 

Sunday March 14, 2021

This incredible weekly online reading series created and curated by Sandy Yannone, with help from Elizabeth Ann, Don Krieger, and Kim Port Parsons.

For International Women's Day, there were five feature readers and eleven open mic readers from the United States, India, Canada, Ireland ... 

My reading commences at around 50 minutes in.

dreams of the dead

my grandmother is a hydrangea     petals pressed close

                              

                                  she opens in blue splendour

...

Poetry in Union

Valentine's Day 2021

I was one of a group of poets from the League of Canadian Poets who "met" with folks in Zoom BreakOut Rooms to compose personalized love poems for a pandemic Valentine

Whispers 

I whisper in your ear

so you hear and do not hear 
my rhythms fill the pauses
in your breath

 

my rhyme encircles you

like a villanelle 

...

Constellate Literary Journal

in Birmingham, England

has published my poem Whispers

 

WordCity Monthly

has published

Love is in the Air

in their February edition

Love is in the air    

and I say love with cheese...  

gruyère and emmenthal  

brie, parmeggiano    

 

crocks for the oven, red and gray   a bag of onions and bay leaves plucked  from nanna's garden last summer 

... 

A Haiga Journey and

The Wanderer Brush

The publication of this double-anthology was postponed by covid, but my copy arrived in early 2021.

Ion Codrescu collected haiku from around the world, and graced each page with original artwork, haiga to match the haiku.  

Ion asked each contributor to share a favourite haiku and reflect upon it.  I chose to share haiku by Chiyo-ni.

I find myself

On January 2, 2021, Tiny Seed Literary Magazine, a nature-based literary journal in the US, published my poem.  I love the image they chose to accompany it !

This poem was significant for me, as it was essentially the first unprompted poem since the beginning of the pandemic that had nothing to do with pandemic.

I find solace and inspiration in Nature, and this poem captures that.

My thanks to Tiny Seed Journal for including it in their lovely literary journal !

Moonbathing,

a journal of women's tanka

published in the US

Tanka is a Japanese poetic form which predates haiku

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