Quietness and isolation during COVID, and the dulling effects of anxiety and stress on creative thought and action, have taken a toll on creatives. Lesley-Anne readily admits to being one whose sensitivities and sensibilities are burdened during challenging times, making writing impossible at times. Yet it appears some of her words have taken root and are bearing fruit out in the world. For these gifts she is deeply grateful.
Lesley-Anne has the following good writing news to share with you:
• an article about Lesley-Anne’s venture at Feeny Wood, in the fall edition of Sage-ing Journal, pg 33-35.
• a suite of four new poems published in The Porch Magazine.
• Long listed for the Canterbury Poet of the Year, 2020: one of 35 poems selected from 550 entries. Pending publication in an anthology, 2021, for ‘When I said I Promise to Follow You All the Days of My Life I wasn’t Telling A Lie.’
• Long listed for the PENfro poetry competition 2020 for ‘What Shows and What it Might Mean.’
• accepted for publication in Presence – an international peer reviewed journal of Spiritual Directors International – for the poem ‘Arrivals,’ pending, March 2021.
Let’s celebrate each gift as it comes — little drops of light on the path stretching out before us.
One Throne Magazine, a new literary journal out of Dawson City, Yukon, edited by Dan Dowhal and George Philipovic, has chosen Lesley-Anne Evans’s poem ‘Desert’ for their Summer Issue to be released online June 21, 2014.
Links will be HERE when available.
Lesley-Anne’s poem Let’s Eat Pineapple is to be published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. The poet is honoured to be included in this respected journal published annually by William Byron Sheardown of Vancouver, B.C. Details will be posted as they come available.
Quills is available for purchase at Chapters and other fine book sellers.
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,
Reviewing second proofs with Leaf Press Publisher, Ursula Vaira. A gracious and exciting process. Publication and release date to be announced.
“Migrations,” a poem recently published by Contemporary Verse 2, was selected today by Leaf Press as their online Monday Poem feature. Leaf Press is a poetry only publisher, currently also working with Lesley-Anne Evans on an Oak Leaflet publication, to be released sometime this fall.
From the Leaf Press Website: Leaf Press is an independent press located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Ursula Vaira founded Leaf in 2001 as a poetry chapbook publisher. Since 2007 Leaf has been publishing trade poetry while continuing the chapbook tradition and the weekly on-line Monday’s Poem.
To view Monday’s Poem “Migrations,” link here.