I learned to love in a community. Because we were so small and close, I was literally surrounded by it. Everybody lived within two kilometres of everybody else. We knew and, in many cases, were related to each other. So in Curve Lake, I felt quite safe and cared for.
Your first cut, was it the deepest?
No, they keep getting deeper, but they tend to heal a lot faster now. Luckily I don’t have any specific memories of my first deep cut. I say luckily because if I did, that might make me bitter or sad. I tend to lump them all together as the price of admission to life and experience for writing. I try to be positive.
Welcome to our two-week poetry blitz, with poems that made us think, talk, and, most of all, feel. And also fall a little bit in love with the poets.
With our 2nd poetry contest underway, we're hoping you will be inspired.
Or have you always thought poetry was a little too elitist? Erudite? Inaccessible? Well...I only have this to say: Bob Dylan!
In an interview, we asked last year's winner, Magdalena Wolak, what advice she had for aspiring poets. She gave us one word—inspiration. (Tip: the first place she looks is literature.)
Magdalena's interview was the first in a series we are calling COFFEE HOUSE CHATS, available on our Facebook page. We have several interviews lined up covering a array of topics, from self-publishing to political satire.
When you aren’t reading, enjoy the autumn! If you're in our part of the world, the changing colours are their own kind of poem.