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2023.01.09
P051
Shadi Eskandani, Sareh Farmand
Daughters of Fire
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Two Poets write of their homeland, and their dislocation. Shadi Eskandani and Sareh Farmand are Iranian born Canadian immigrant writers and friends. Join them in readings from their poetry and in conversation with Ingrid Rose. …more
2023.01.09
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Shadi Eskandani, Sareh Farmand
Daughters of Fire
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Two Poets write of their homeland, and their dislocation. Shadi Eskandani and Sareh Farmand are Iranian born Canadian immigrant writers and friends. Join them in readings from their poetry and in conversation with Ingrid Rose.
2022.12.26
P050
Katherine Govier, Julian Shillcock, Elizabeth Cunningham, Kathryn Alexander
A Door Is Opening part 2
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Two Poets write of their homeland, and their dislocation. Shadi Eskandani and Sareh Farmand are Iranian born Canadian immigrant writers and friends. Join them in readings from their poetry and in conversation with Ingrid Rose. …more
2022.12.26
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Katherine Govier, Julian Shillcock, Elizabeth Cunningham, Kathryn Alexander
A Door Is Opening part 2
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From Canmore in the Canadian Rockies Katherine Govier recalls working with women refugees from Afghanistan online during the pandemic. Physicist and writer Julian Shillcock joins us from Lausanne, Switzerland with an excerpt from his novel. Poet Elizabeth Cunningham, from Nelson BC, celebrates the life of beloved Canadian landscape painter Doris McCarthy. Kathryn Alexander, on the west coast of Canada, takes us on a journey through the annual spiral of light. ...more
2022.12.12
P049
Chad Norman, Kate Bird, Jeremy Page, Sarah Knoebber
A Door Is Opening part 1
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We invited contributors to Writers Radio to share with us their thoughts on this theme as we approach 2023. In Nova Scotia, Chad Norman, confronts his life as he looks forward to challenges and hopes of a new poetry project. Kate Bird of Vancouver embarks on an unintentionally solo walking tour. In the changing urban environment where he grew up in England, Jeremy Page muses on the meaning of home. Off the west coast of Canada, Sarah Knoebber, raps her way out of Covid and looks to the future. ...more

2022.12.12
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Chad Norman, Kate Bird, Jeremy Page, Sarah Knoebber
A Door Is Opening part 1
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We invited contributors to Writers Radio to share with us their thoughts on this theme as we approach 2023. In Nova Scotia, Chad Norman, confronts his life as he looks forward to challenges and hopes of a new poetry project. Kate Bird of Vancouver embarks on an unintentionally solo walking tour. In the changing urban environment where he grew up in England, Jeremy Page muses on the meaning of home. Off the west coast of Canada, Sarah Knoebber, raps her way out of Covid and looks to the future. ...more

2022.11.28
P048
Gary Sill
Fine Tuning
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Featured Songs: Fine Tuning • Afghanistan: The Lost City • Dervish Drums.

Gary Sill will entertain you with his music in the third of a three part series featuring the work of producers of Writers Radio.. ...more

2022.11.28
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Gary Sill
Fine Tuning
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Featured Songs: Fine Tuning • Afghanistan: The Lost City • Dervish Drums.

Gary Sill will entertain you with his music in the third of a three part series featuring the work of producers of Writers Radio.. ...more

2022.11.14
P047
Carole Harmon
Queen of Flowers
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No glasses, playing in the snow; this is a black-and-white photograph of my mother taken by my father before I was born, likely in the first year of their marriage. I hand coloured the print many years later, in the 1970's, when I was her age. …more
2022.11.14
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Carole Harmon
Queen of Flowers
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No glasses, playing in the snow; this is a black-and-white photograph of my mother taken by my father before I was born, likely in the first year of their marriage. I hand coloured the print many years later, in the 1970's, when I was her age. …more
2022.10.31
P046
Jon Whyte
Part 2, Paley, A Ghost Story
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Jon Whyte (1941-1992) was a Canadian author whose soul work was poetry but who also wrote books of history about his beloved Canadian Rockies. Unlike many Canadian artists who pursue careers in America and Europe, or in academia, Jon Whyte chose to root his life and work in the Canadian west, its people and history, especially the mountains, and in particular the Bow Valley. He was born in Banff and lived most of his adult life in that small mountain community. …more
2022.10.31
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Jon Whyte
Part 2, Paley, A Ghost Story
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Jon Whyte (1941-1992) was a Canadian author whose soul work was poetry but who also wrote books of history about his beloved Canadian Rockies. Unlike many Canadian artists who pursue careers in America and Europe, or in academia, Jon Whyte chose to root his life and work in the Canadian west, its people and history, especially the mountains, and in particular the Bow Valley. He was born in Banff and lived most of his adult life in that small mountain community. …more
2022.10.17
P045
Jon Whyte
Part 1, Bard of Banff
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Jon Whyte (1941-1992) was a Canadian author whose soul work was poetry but who also wrote books of history about his beloved Canadian Rockies. Unlike many Canadian artists who pursue careers in America and Europe, or in academia, Jon Whyte chose to root his life and work in the Canadian west, its people and history, especially the mountains, and in particular the Bow Valley. He was born in Banff and lived most of his adult life in that small mountain community. …more
2022.10.17
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Jon Whyte
Part 1, Bard of Banff
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Jon Whyte (1941-1992) was a Canadian author whose soul work was poetry but who also wrote books of history about his beloved Canadian Rockies. Unlike many Canadian artists who pursue careers in America and Europe, or in academia, Jon Whyte chose to root his life and work in the Canadian west, its people and history, especially the mountains, and in particular the Bow Valley. He was born in Banff and lived most of his adult life in that small mountain community. …more
2022.10.03
P044
Ingrid Rose
The Singer and the Song
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"You called up love as rainmakers call upon the rain" Ingrid Rose writing about her mother in "Embracing Her"

Writers Radio launched in November 2020. On our first anniversary we inaugurated an annual tradition of including work by our three producers: Ingrid Rose, Gary Sill, and myself, Carole Harmon, in our programming so that we reveal ourselves as well as the writers we have represented. …more
2022.10.03
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Ingrid Rose
The Singer and the Song
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"You called up love as rainmakers call upon the rain" Ingrid Rose writing about her mother in "Embracing Her"

Writers Radio launched in November 2020. On our first anniversary we inaugurated an annual tradition of including work by our three producers: Ingrid Rose, Gary Sill, and myself, Carole Harmon, in our programming so that we reveal ourselves as well as the writers we have represented. …more
2022.09.19
P043
Marsha Skrypuch, Tariq Malik
Winter Kill, Exit Wounds
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New releases by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Tariq Malik share themes of the human consequences of war which continue to play out long after the war has ended.
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2022.09.19
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Marsha Skrypuch, Tariq Malik
Winter Kill, Exit Wounds
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New releases by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Tariq Malik share themes of the human consequences of war which continue to play out long after the war has ended.
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2022.09.05
P042
Elizabeth Cunningham
Airborne
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Elizabeth Cunningham of Nelson, British Columbia is a writer, teacher and visual artist who loves collaborating with others. Both her life and her work demonstrate a wide range of interest and commitment, which seem to flow through time and experience. …more
2022.09.05
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Elizabeth Cunningham
Airborne
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Elizabeth Cunningham of Nelson, British Columbia is a writer, teacher and visual artist who loves collaborating with others. Both her life and her work demonstrate a wide range of interest and commitment, which seem to flow through time and experience. …more
2022.08.22
P041
Sheila Martineau
Smoke and Mirrors
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Smoke and Mirrors, a chapter from Sheila Martineau’s memoir, I Wanted to Tell You This: a memoir of magic, music, and madness, untangles the challenges she endured as the ‘disobedient daughter’ of brilliant but brutal, misguided parents and the strategies she used to combat and escape. …more
2022.08.22
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Sheila Martineau
Smoke and Mirrors
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Smoke and Mirrors, a chapter from Sheila Martineau’s memoir, I Wanted to Tell You This: a memoir of magic, music, and madness, untangles the challenges she endured as the ‘disobedient daughter’ of brilliant but brutal, misguided parents and the strategies she used to combat and escape. …more
2022.08.08
P040
Clarissa Greene
My Elderly Young Child
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Families, in turn, are knit together or torn apart by the stories we tell ourselves and each other.

Clarissa Green understands the world-creating power of stories. The author, who died in August, 2020 after seeing her book to publication, practised as a family therapist in Vancouver for decades, specializing in the dilemmas of adult children and their frail, elderly parents. …more
2022.08.08
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Clarissa Greene
My Elderly Young Child
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Families, in turn, are knit together or torn apart by the stories we tell ourselves and each other.

Clarissa Green understands the world-creating power of stories. The author, who died in August, 2020 after seeing her book to publication, practised as a family therapist in Vancouver for decades, specializing in the dilemmas of adult children and their frail, elderly parents. …more
2022.07.25
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Kathryn Govier
The Ghost Brush
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Katherine Govier's historical novel, The Ghost Brush celebrates the life of Oei (hey you) the daughter, student, assistant and eventually fellow artist of Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous artist of the Edo period (1603 - 1867) in Japan . In The Ghost Brush Oei is a ghost narrator of her own life. …more
2022.07.25
P039
Kathryn Govier
The Ghost Brush
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Katherine Govier's historical novel, The Ghost Brush celebrates the life of Oei (hey you) the daughter, student, assistant and eventually fellow artist of Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous artist of the Edo period (1603 - 1867) in Japan . In The Ghost Brush Oei is a ghost narrator of her own life. …more
2022.07.11
P038
Heather Menzies
Reclaiming the Commons
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Much of Heather Menzies' adult life has been spent writing, researching, teaching and giving talks throughout the world about critical issues of our time. Understanding herself to be a seeker, and feeling the limits of the current academic discourse, she welcomed the inner debate between her intellectual self and the self that knew there were other experiential ways of "knowing". …more
2022.07.11
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Heather Menzies
Reclaiming the Commons
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Much of Heather Menzies' adult life has been spent writing, researching, teaching and giving talks throughout the world about critical issues of our time. Understanding herself to be a seeker, and feeling the limits of the current academic discourse, she welcomed the inner debate between her intellectual self and the self that knew there were other experiential ways of "knowing". …more
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2022.06.27
P037
Jane Mortifee
Out of Africa, Out of the Fire
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Jane Mortifee’s 2018 novel, Out of the Fire, could be read as a balm for the troubled, chaotic times we find ourselves in. It tells of a quest for forgiveness and healing from the ravages of vengeance, bitterness and hate. …more
2022.06.27
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Jane Mortifee
Out of Africa, Out of the Fire
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Jane Mortifee’s 2018 novel, Out of the Fire, could be read as a balm for the troubled, chaotic times we find ourselves in. It tells of a quest for forgiveness and healing from the ravages of vengeance, bitterness and hate. …more
2022.06.13
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Shamcher Bryn Beorse
Man and This Mysterious Universe
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Join host Carole Harmon in conversation with Carol Sill in part 2 of a 2 part series. Carol Sill is the publisher of Man and This Mysterious Universe and the previously unpublished memoir of Shamcher Bryn Beorse, A Sufi Went To War. …more
2022.06.13
P036
Shamcher Bryn Beorse
Man and This Mysterious Universe
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Join host Carole Harmon in conversation with Carol Sill in part 2 of a 2 part series. Carol Sill is the publisher of Man and This Mysterious Universe and the previously unpublished memoir of Shamcher Bryn Beorse, A Sufi Went To War. …more
2022.05.30
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Shamcher Bryn Beorse
A Sufi Went To War
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Join host Carole Harmon in conversation with Carol Sill, publisher of the previously unpublished memoir of Shamcher Bryn Beorse, A SUFI WENT TO WAR.

Shamcher (his Sufi name) was a Norwegian engineer, economist, author, and Sufi who distinguished himself in WW2 as spy, strategist and soldier often working with MI 5 and resistance fighters. …more
2022.05.30
P035
Shamcher Bryn Beorse
A Sufi Went To War
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Join host Carole Harmon in conversation with Carol Sill, publisher of the previously unpublished memoir of Shamcher Bryn Beorse, A SUFI WENT TO WAR.

Shamcher (his Sufi name) was a Norwegian engineer, economist, author, and Sufi who distinguished himself in WW2 as spy, strategist and soldier often working with MI 5 and resistance fighters. …more
2022.05.16
P034
Laurence Feuchwanger
Layers of Exile
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Lawrence Feuchtwanger joins Ingrid Rose to discuss his work and read from his poetry book, Refugee Song, and from his unpublished novel, Skin.
Lawrence writes: …of the sweetness. tenderness, disillusionment and bitterness of growing up and coming of age amidst the tumult and aching beauty of South Africa. …more
2022.05.16
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Laurence Feuchwanger
Layers of Exile
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Lawrence Feuchtwanger joins Ingrid Rose to discuss his work and read from his poetry book, Refugee Song, and from his unpublished novel, Skin.
Lawrence writes: …of the sweetness. tenderness, disillusionment and bitterness of growing up and coming of age amidst the tumult and aching beauty of South Africa. …more
2022.05.02
P033
Marsha Forchuk Srkypuch
Traitors Among Us
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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch writes about war from a young person’s point of view. She is the author of more than twenty books for young people; many shine a spotlight on the complicated history of WW2 and its aftermath, still being enacted today in the war in Ukraine. …more
2022.05.02
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Marsha Forchuk Srkypuch
Traitors Among Us
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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch writes about war from a young person’s point of view. She is the author of more than twenty books for young people; many shine a spotlight on the complicated history of WW2 and its aftermath, still being enacted today in the war in Ukraine. …more
2022.04.18
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Fiona Tinwei Lam
The Peoples Poet
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Fiona Tinwei Lam is a well loved Vancouver poet who became the City of Vancouver's sixth Poet Laureate in 2022. Fiona Tinwei Lam is the author of Intimate Distances (finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Prize), Enter the Chrysanthemum and Odes & Laments. She also authored the illustrated children's book, The Rainbow Rocket. …more
2022.04.18
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Fiona Tinwei Lam
The Peoples Poet
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Fiona Tinwei Lam is a well loved Vancouver poet who became the City of Vancouver's sixth Poet Laureate in 2022. Fiona Tinwei Lam is the author of Intimate Distances (finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Prize), Enter the Chrysanthemum and Odes & Laments. She also authored the illustrated children's book, The Rainbow Rocket. …more
2022.04.04
P031
Jeremy Page
Love and Death
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Jeremy Page is a writer, editor, playwright and translator. He was Director of the Centre for Language Studies at the University of Sussex.

Dance Me To The End Of Love is the story Jeremy has chosen to read for Writers Radio listeners. The famous Leonard Cohen song is like a recurring minor character in a story which traces love and loss, illness, death, and renewal in the relationship of two friends and their beloveds. …more
2022.04.04
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Jeremy Page
Love and Death
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Jeremy Page is a writer, editor, playwright and translator. He was Director of the Centre for Language Studies at the University of Sussex.

Dance Me To The End Of Love is the story Jeremy has chosen to read for Writers Radio listeners. The famous Leonard Cohen song is like a recurring minor character in a story which traces love and loss, illness, death, and renewal in the relationship of two friends and their beloveds. …more
2022.03.21
P030
Daniela Elsa
Between Two
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Daniela Elza's poems explore the space between two: people, species, media, times. Poems from her 2020 release, The Broken Boat, probe the break-down of her twenty year marriage.
Poems from milk tooth bane bone led to a melding of talents with Soressa Gardner in the album, crow morphologies. Soressa Gardner (SelfDeconstructy Music) is a vocalist, laptop composer/improvisor, and sometimes songwriter. …more
2022.03.21
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Daniela Elsa
Between Two
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Daniela Elza's poems explore the space between two: people, species, media, times. Poems from her 2020 release, The Broken Boat, probe the break-down of her twenty year marriage.
Poems from milk tooth bane bone led to a melding of talents with Soressa Gardner in the album, crow morphologies. Soressa Gardner (SelfDeconstructy Music) is a vocalist, laptop composer/improvisor, and sometimes songwriter. …more
2022.03.07
P029
Kate Bird
Memoir In Pieces
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Kate Bird's first camera was a gift from her father, with whom she came to share his love of photography. Through every hardship and many moves in a troubled life, Kate’s father preserved the photographs he’d taken in his early years as an outdoorsman, and his collection of 1940s black-and-white negatives came to her. …more
2022.03.07
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Kate Bird
Memoir In Pieces
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Kate Bird's first camera was a gift from her father, with whom she came to share his love of photography. Through every hardship and many moves in a troubled life, Kate’s father preserved the photographs he’d taken in his early years as an outdoorsman, and his collection of 1940s black-and-white negatives came to her. …more
2022.02.21
P028
Tariq Malik
Exit Wounds
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Tariq Malik, After-effects of Colonialism, 1947

In one of its final colonial acts on the Indian sub-continent, Great Britain partitioned disputed Punjab into Indian and Pakistani territories. Ten million people were dislocated and millions died as Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and other religious minorities, who had lived together Were forced to abandon their homes. …more
2022.02.21
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Tariq Malik
Exit Wounds
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Tariq Malik, After-effects of Colonialism, 1947

In one of its final colonial acts on the Indian sub-continent, Great Britain partitioned disputed Punjab into Indian and Pakistani territories. Ten million people were dislocated and millions died as Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and other religious minorities, who had lived together Were forced to abandon their homes. …more
2022.02.07
P027
Chad, Norman
Part 2, Poems n the Voice of Mary Shelley.
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Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley

Chad Norman discusses his experience as a man attempting to plumb the psyche of a woman he greatly admires who has been dead for over two hundred years.

Chad also elaborates on the fate of Mary Shelley following her husband's death; she struggles as a single mother and author, one he believes is undervalued to this day. …more
2022.02.07
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Chad, Norman
Part 2, Poems n the Voice of Mary Shelley.
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Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley

Chad Norman discusses his experience as a man attempting to plumb the psyche of a woman he greatly admires who has been dead for over two hundred years.

Chad also elaborates on the fate of Mary Shelley following her husband's death; she struggles as a single mother and author, one he believes is undervalued to this day. …more
2022.01.24
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Chad, Norman
Part 1, Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley
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Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley

Chad Norman discusses his experience as a man attempting to plumb the psyche of a woman he greatly admires who has been dead for over two hundred years.

Chad also elaborates on the fate of Mary Shelley following her husband's death; she struggles as a single mother and author, one he believes is undervalued to this day. …more
2022.01.24
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Chad, Norman
Part 1, Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley
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Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley

Chad Norman discusses his experience as a man attempting to plumb the psyche of a woman he greatly admires who has been dead for over two hundred years.

Chad also elaborates on the fate of Mary Shelley following her husband's death; she struggles as a single mother and author, one he believes is undervalued to this day. …more
2022.01.10
P025
Colette Gagnon, Margot Blum, and Meharoona Ghani
Loss and Resilience
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All living beings: humans, creatures, Earth itself experience trauma and loss. The ability to endure is the resilience each must activate, which has sustained life on Earth for billions of years. …more
2022.01.10
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Colette Gagnon, Margot Blum, and Meharoona Ghani
Loss and Resilience
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All living beings: humans, creatures, Earth itself experience trauma and loss. The ability to endure is the resilience each must activate, which has sustained life on Earth for billions of years. …more
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