Lara Bozabalian – Life 2.0

Feminist Caucus, Gratitude, & Molly Peacock

So proud to hear that Tourist, my recent collection, was highlighted in Feminist Caucus (a newsletter by the League of Canadian Poets) and very crfemeatively reviewed by Anne Burke. The newsletter has been around for over 30 years, and, in it’s own words, “…the Feminist Caucus declares its abhorrence of all forms of discrimination, intolerance, and inequity, and hereby expresses its intention to take action against any manifestation of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, lesbophobia, transphobioa, ageism, and ableism within our own organization and in the larger community.” Such important words (and spaces) for women to protect, now more than ever; you can read more about the effort here. Incredibly honoured to have my work included alongside one of my heroes, Sharon Olds. Also great to hear that fellow Tightrope Books author Lori Cayer, was reviewed for her fantastic collection, Dopamine Blunder.

It has been an astonishingly full few seasons, transitioning back to work, taking care of loved ones (and myself), establishing new routines, polishing off writing projects, establishing an Online Writing Program for Best Canadian Poetry (!!), and diving into the creation of a new manuscript … I almost forgot that Tourist had happened! Thank you to Tightrope Books for continually supporting the journey!

Molly Peacock, my greatest writing teacher, has a new collection coming out, which charts the journey of her life long therapist, who becomes a painter after having a stroke. I am anxiously awaiting my copy of  The Analyst (read here for Oprah’s review), and suggest you explore her work whenever you need to rediscover a part of yourself. Paradise, Piece by Piece is another incredible journey to take on.

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