poetry, non-fiction and children’s fiction
I started by writing verses to home-made greeting cards but when I began to read my father's books of Tennyson, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats I segued into poetry. I didn't understand all the words but loved their rhythm and rhyme. You can see their influence in the following poem:
I left my attempts at poetry behind when I moved on from elementary school only to have my interest rekindled many years later by two poets in a writers' group I joined. Faced with the choice of being obliged to listen to my attempts at poetry ad nauseam or educating me, they chose the latter and I began a steep learning curve.
Recently my poems have been published in magazines and anthologies that include Freefall Volume XIX Number 1, Home and Away (a musing on the meaning of home), Red Berry Review Volume 1 Issue 1 and This Path. My writing also appears in Poems for Big Kids – an anthology of rhyming poetry for children ages 8-13.
Looking for Inspiration In Vienna
Looking for inspiration in Calgary
This Steampunk Shakespeare Anthology
launched May 11, 2012
includes my sonnet beginning
Your expanse of metal is a waste of time,
along with other Shakespearean stories and
sonnets adapted for a steampunk world.
For ordering information, see News.
And the Crowd Goes Wild
is a collection of fun sports poems
in various forms for young readers
who love the sounds and rhythms of words
or simply for the young at heart.
My poem is called Six Times a Charm.
For ordering information, see News
or go to http://crowdgoeswildpoems.wordpress.com
To see me reading my poem, check out Renee La Tulippe's No Water River website
For a review by Dave Jenkinson, editor of CM Magazine, click on this U. Manitoba site
My poem Blackcurrants appears in this anthology about food, which is being reprinted.
Check out www.redclawpress.com for details.