Published by Two Acres Press
Available from Amazon.
Gill Foss is a member of the Field Stone Poets, who have published several anthologies including Whistle for Jellyfish.
Poetry chapbooks by Gill include Windows in Time
Personal Perspectives highlights Gill Fosss journey from a youth spent on the English shores of the North Sea, via her journey as an immigrant, to a lasting home in Canada, touching on her travels abroad and many episodes along the path to her current enjoyment of life in the rural outskirts of Ottawa. The one event that mars her outlook for the future is the advance of climate change as it affects us all.
In five distinct sections of her life, Gill Foss explores a
full range of events and emotions with great understanding; she is
never superficial. Arriving in Canada in 1970, she was
soon winning recognition for her fine poems from 1978 from Alberta to
Ontario in 2019 for her sonnets, haiku, ghazel and other poetic
formats. Her fresh word choices and varying tempos or rhythms bring
her lifetime of paying attention to detail as a gift to readers who
enjoy good poems.
Bernice Lever, author of
Wise, worldly and persuasive, these poems invite us to explore
lifes passages from a seaside childhood through untapped
landscapes, heartache and bereavement, and hard-earned enlightenment.
Delivered with clarity and assurance, the poems sweep us along until,
with the poet, we can let the Earth sing. Careful attention to subtle
occasional rhyming and unobtrusive assonance and alliteration
contribute to a restrained, careful eloquence. Ultimately, we are
urged, in sincere and passionate entreaties, to value and preserve
our environment or face the consequences. Gill Foss knows how to lift
the language and capture our attention and respct with seasoned skill
Miller (formerly Sylvia) Adams,
Love can be a fleeting moment of deepest joy, or the journey of a lifetime.
Here's a collection of love poems from all stages of the journey, some illustrated by the author's photography and artwork.
The pieces range from finding and nurturing love, creating romance, through riding out the storms of a relationship...
Love hurts and heals, it can be painful, but worth it.
Dave Preston is an accomplished writer and musician, the author of several non-fiction books (see All is Bright: A Yorkshire Lad's Christmas, on the Recommended Books page).
These poems were written for his wife, Lesley. They will celebrate their 34th anniversary in 2013.
Check Dave's books at GoodReads.
From the author of Where the Butterflies Go and
Heather Grace Stewart is one of my favorite poets, and her poetry collections only get better over time. Her latest, Three Spaces, is proof [...] Add it to your space. You won't be disappointed. (Elisa Lorello, best-selling author)
Heather Grace Stewart brings tenderness to the page addressing modern-day reality, gracefully and unconventionally, yet heart-felt." (Michelle Casto, Author)
Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon
Little Sun Worshipper
Little sun worshipper
Fran Pennock Shaw is author of a this delightful book of original poems and punchlines about the cute things cats do. The palm-sized gift book also contains 70 whimsical photos of kittens by Italian photographer Silvia Lualdi.
Shaw's humorous and affectionate insights describe the "adorable, un-ignorable cat." A kitten outside a telephone booth asks: "Can you hear me, meow?" A golden kittten in reflected sunlight inspired the poem, Little Sun Worshipper (at left).
Shaw, a Lancaster Newspapers correspondent and former reporter, is a freelance magazine writer on companion animal topics. She contributed to Cats Do It Better Than People, an anthology by Adams Media, and to Symptom Solver For Dogs and Cats, a pet health book published by Rodale Press.
Shaw has won numerous writing awards from the international Cat Writers' Association Inc. (CWA) and the Dog Writers' Association of America, and is a past president and treasurer of CWA.
Lauren Merryfield brings her love of cats to light in haiku, bringing both tears and laughter as well as comments like, "Oh! I understand!" She describes many touching situations, including how a totally blind woman honors her cats. 182 pages; available from Amazon or from the author at www.catliness.com.
Lauren's website is designed for cat loving business people, who will find interesting cat information and pet business opportunities there. Winner of a Golden Whiskers web award, it is linked to www.meowwho.com, an all-inclusive cat-related directory with 3625 listings.
kitty in the tub
I know you apart
Fur against my neck
Whistle for Jellyfish
a delightful new collection by the Field Stone Poets
Led by Sylvia Adams, the other poets include Brock Currie, Gill Foss, Glenn Kletke, Barbara Myers, and Margaret Malloch Zielinksi.
Read more about both Sylvia and Gill below, where we feature their individual books.
Whistle for Jellyfish is published by Bookland Press, and is available at book stores and on Amazon.
Gillian Foss is an award-winning poet whose work has been published in the Alberta Poetry Yearbook and several anthologies, including those from Ottawa's Field Stone Poets. Her chapbook, Windows in Time, contains poems of various lengths and in unusual forms (ghazal, sestina), all with images of water. The title poem, A Window in Time, uses repetition to great effect, evoking memories as mirrors. Windows in Time is available privately from her for $10 (which includes postage). (gillfoss @ magma.ca)
Gill's latest book is called Fleeting Moments, and you can see the cover and read about it HERE. It's also available from her for $8 (plus postage & handling).
Sylvia Adams is an Ottawa novelist and poet whose novel, This Weather of Hangmen, is based on a true crime story. Her award-winning poetry includes Mondrian's Elephant, and Sleeping on the Moon, which was a runner-up for the Scott-Lampman Award in 2007. An instructor/facilitator for two Ottawa poetry groups, she edits their chapbook anthologies and in January-February 2007 taught a poetry workshop in Chile. http://sylviaadams.ca/
Mike Heenan's Selected Poetry: Urban Affairs & Country Matters (North Grenville News Press), ranges though the poet's "significant reactions to reality" from the quiet hamlet of MacLaren's Landing on the Ottawa River to the bustle of "Criminal Corners" in the heart of Bytown/Ottawa and the early days of the Rideau Canal. His first volume, Landing Sites, a collection of satirical poems and editorials from The Carp Valley Press, was published by Bisson in 1979. Copies of his new "Selected" ($10.00) are available from the author (613-230-4640).
A selection from Brick Books: (www.brickbooks.ca)
Two Hemispheres by Nadine McInnis
ASeason of Mourning by Frances Itani
Riffs by Dennis Lee
Poems Only a Dog Could Love by John B. Lee
Marrying the Sea by Janice Kulyk Keefer
Hologram: A Book of Glosas by P.K. Page
Calm Jazz Sea by Mike Barnes
The Burning Alphabet by Barry Dempster
Little Horse, by Susan Downe