Reasons to celebrate;
- hackers can be overcome with diligence and tenacity!
- literary journals (paper and virtual) are alive and well!
- poetry is read, voices are heard!
- a poet and a journal can find converging sense of place, life experience, and poetic sensibilities.
Last autumn, CASCADIA REVIEW intended to publish four of Lesley-Anne Evans poems. Then quite abruptly, a hacker wreaked havoc, and CASCADIA went down. Nothing was published. The website remained frozen. But, thanks to the deliberate behind the scenes elbow grease and expertise of a team of someones, the respected CASCADIA REVIEW is back online, and back in the business of sharing poetry with people.
Today, Cascadia Review published Lesley-Anne’s poem “Vineyard” and tomorrow, another poem, and the day after that, another poem, and the day after that, another poem. We so grateful for the good folk who believe passionately in the good work of publishing journals and collections and books of poetry. Even when things go sideways, they rise again. Thank you, Cascadia Review. THANK YOU.
Lesley-Anne’s poetry and photography to be showcased in ALTARWORK, a new interactive online magazine whose mission is to “put emphasis on both the material and the author to build a community of Christian artists.” ALTARWORK launches this month.
A personal note:
How exciting to gather the mail this morning and discover a package from Leaf Press. Inside, after carefully peeling back tape and wrappings, I found my Oak Leaflet, the 4th in a series of poems published by my Lantzville, Vancouver Island, poetry publisher. The charming little booklet with an oak leaf die cut into it’s rich green cover, contains my poem “Speak in Now.”
These small and mighty works of poetry are, as noted on the last page of my Oak Leaflet, “printed, hand folded and assembled and glued as the sky flared red outside the windows.” Suitably poetic process, I think.
Thank you Leaf Press and Ursula Vaira for believing in my work.
You may purchase my Oak Leaflet at upcoming events.
On down the road,
The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing (CV2), published my poem “Migrations,” in its Summer 2013 Issue. The issue is packed with a variety of Canadian poetry focused on the topic of family, and featuring the work of Ken Babstock. His interview, regarding the need for balance in a writer’s life, is very admirable.
You can purchase the journal HERE, at the CV2 online store, or in locations where CV2 and other literary journals are sold, listed HERE.