Mute Swan

Mute Swan,
Poems for Maria
Queen of the World

The St. Thomas Poetry Series (Toronto)

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A brave, original, memorable collection.
Malcolm Guite, Poet, Singer-Songwriter, Priest, and Academic

“…fiercely present…committed to justice-making as well as to the mysteries of being…”
Susan McCaslin, Poet, Writer, and Educator

Mute Swan explores the landscape of the voiceless—voices misnamed, silenced, discounted, or subverted. Within a context of historic and contemporary Christendom, yet blurring perceptions of both, the poet offers a story of spiritual awakening and “unmuting.” Through her willingness to look directly at our human experience of injustice, impermanence, longing, beauty and love, the poet writes a way toward spiritual freedom. Mute Swan is a love letter calling us home.

“…meticulous brilliance…vivid, highly evocative…crisp, and quietly intense…”
Diane Tucker, Poet, Editor, Fiction Writer, and Playwright

“…earthy, raw…rich birthing imagery…poems where everything belongs.”
Christine Valters Paintner, Benedictine Oblate, Poet, and Spiritual Director

“…a story beckoning me to a supper table where even the most rejected, fearsome and lonely parts can know home.”
Gareth Higgins, Author, Storyteller, and Peacemaker

“…delightfully feminist in its embodied all inclusive natural imagery…”
Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Poet, Artist, Journalist, and Reviewer

“Moving fluently between languages of nature, silence, and faith…”
Jordan Hartt, AuthorSusan


Mute Swan is available to purchase at:

The St. Thomas Poetry Series
Regent College Bookstore, Vancouver, BC
“Read Local Okanagan” Pop-ups
Indigo, Kelowna
Lesley-Anne’s in-person readings

Mute Swan is available to borrow at:

The University of Toronto Library
St. Mary’s University Library, Halifax
Okanagan Regional Library


The Ormsby Review: “Giving Voice to the Mute Swan,” by Cole Klassen

“The Natural Calls Forth the Supernatural: A Reflection on Mute Swan by Lesley-Anne Evans,” by Diane Tucker

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