On Writing

SPECIAL POST! Interview with Canada’s Queen of Ghost Stories, Charis Cotter

Newfoundland writer, Charis (pronounced Care-iss like Ferris) Cotter is celebrating the release of her fourth novel, The Dollhouse (Tundra, 2021). Before its August release, The Dollhouse was already receiving acclaim by being chosen as a Gold Standard Selection by the Junior Library Guild. Charis has done interviews on the radio and virtually, and is 'live'… Continue reading SPECIAL POST! Interview with Canada’s Queen of Ghost Stories, Charis Cotter

On Writing

Poem 267 Two Lips & Goodies #culturedays2021

Two Lips Two lips alone are amazingthey smile shape soundsrest in listening repose Two lips alone are curtainsfor the stage that is your face(yes, your eyes are the lights, of course) Two lips alone are puffed with electricitydormant until Two lips pressed on two other lips well –this is a whole new theatrical release! The… Continue reading Poem 267 Two Lips & Goodies #culturedays2021

On Writing

Poem 243 – Kempe: Creature

Kempe: Creature She names herselfCreature: this creature thisthis creature thatand the Lord visited this creatureand this creature keenly weptand this creature extravagantly sobbed* These are this creature’s words in the bestway she can offer them as this creatureis a woman forbidden to read and writein her time She names herselfCreature: What’s in a name?a world… Continue reading Poem 243 – Kempe: Creature