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Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!

I had the honour of being a guest on Hardcover Radio - a podcast and radio show (on CJAM 99.1FM) - hosted by Brittni and Peter Brinn. I always love talking about writing and poetry, and to live this wild life! I talked too much, I can tell you that, so kudos to Brittni for… Continue reading Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!

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Michael Dennis reviews ‘Look At Her’! A glowing, howling review!

Ottawa writer and book reviewer, Michael Dennis offer is 10 cents in review form of 'Look At Her'! What I love about Michael's reviews is how honest and candid they are! I'm so appreciative to make his list of books to review!! Thank you so much Michael and the review team at Today's Book of… Continue reading Michael Dennis reviews ‘Look At Her’! A glowing, howling review!

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New Review of Look At Her! By Ronnie R. Brown

Reprinted with permission from the League of Canadian Poets' Feminist Caucus leader, Anne Burke, please feast your eyes on a review of Look At Her by Ottawa writer Ronnie R. Brown. This review was printed in the November Report for the Feminist Caucus. Review of Look At Her: A Book of Poetry by Vanessa Shields… Continue reading New Review of Look At Her! By Ronnie R. Brown

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Book Tour Re-Cap – The Toronto Book Launch – Ben McNally Bookstore

BOOK TOUR RE-CAP - TORONTO, ON @ BEN MCNALLY BOOKSTORE FULL DISCLOSURE (for those who may be weak about certain bodily functions): This blog post is rated PG (pretty gross) at times.  I took a VIA train to Toronto on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 for the Toronto launch of Look At Her. I knew I… Continue reading Book Tour Re-Cap – The Toronto Book Launch – Ben McNally Bookstore

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Look At Her on HOWL CIUT 89.5FM – The Interview!

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 my book tour took me to the marble bowels of the Hart House on the University of Toronto campus to visit with HOWL radio show's host Valentino Assenza. I was slated to be interviewed by Valentino for the writing show he co-hosts with Nancy Bullis called HOWL. Novelist Mia Herrara… Continue reading Look At Her on HOWL CIUT 89.5FM – The Interview!

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GET COLLECTED – Shields’ Poetry on NEW Podcast!

GET COLLECTED! I was invited to phone in some poetry for Soul Brother Mike and Crissi Cochrane's new podcast 'Get Collected' which aired on November 1st, 2016. This powerful married couple have teamed up on the podcast airwaves to talk politics, poetry, and share music. Tune in for this Tuesdays and Thursdays for this dynamic podcast - to… Continue reading GET COLLECTED – Shields’ Poetry on NEW Podcast!

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Reviews – Oh How They Matter!

I've mentioned this on many occasions, and I shall continue to do so! It is so important that we share our support through clicking on those stars and/or writing a few words in review about each other's books on platforms such as Amazon, Indigo, and Goodreads. If you can purchase a book online, then you… Continue reading Reviews – Oh How They Matter!

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New Poetry Published in Subterranean Blue Poetry

I've had some erotic haikus published in Subterranean Blue Poetry! Thank you to Rebecca Banks, poetry goddess, for publishing my sexy stuff! Mama loves to write erotica. It's true. Please click on the link below to experience Subterranean Blue Poetry! Subterranean Blue Poetry Presents! Volume IV, Issue X (October 2016). Featuring: Vanessa Shields, Richanda Turner,… Continue reading New Poetry Published in Subterranean Blue Poetry