I used to write poetry. From about 2006 to 2011 I went to Pandora's Collective poetry events in Vancouver and read at open mics. In 2011, I lost my job, and the inspiration to write. I did eventually find career-related employment again, but not the desire to write. Until 2018. In May 2017, I was … Continue reading My story
This is a poem that was published in this month's edition of the RCLAS ezine. It's on page 22. Creativity Creativity The greatest gift Bestowed upon us Opens up the mind To endless possibilities It allows us to imagine The unimaginable and Ask why not? I don’t want to say It’s the hand of God … Continue reading Creativity
Lozan Yamolky has written an honest, courageous and important book of personal and political poetry. I love the call and response and the use of repetition in several of the poems. It is filled with powerful poems. A Refugee Child Talking speaks to the pain and hopelessness of the refugee experience. Peace Treaty is a … Continue reading Review: Dreamers Needed by Lozan Yamolky
This is my first ever collaboration on a poem. It is with my good friend, Prince George poet and artist Deborah L. Kelly. It was published in the March issue of the RCLAS ezine. Love © Deborah L. Kelly/Stephen Karr Earth. The Mother remembers Eden. Please, take her back to her youth. Earth Rain brings reprieve … Continue reading Love
Fern Carr’s fantastic new book of Poetry, Shards of Crystal, takes on an emotional, largely introspective journey from darkness to light. It explores human connection in the mist of gloom. Many of the poems speak achingly of pain and loss. Lost is a moving and beautiful call for compassion when someone you love is experiencing … Continue reading Review: Shards of Crystal by Fern G.Z. Carr.
I will use this blog for, among other things, reviews of books by fellow BC poets. I will start with a review of Rainforest in Russet by Vancouver poet and young adult fiction writer Cynthia Sharp. Cynthia Sharp has written a truly amazing, bold, brave, and achingly honest book of poetry. Bravo! I was really … Continue reading Review: Rainforest in Russet by Cynthia Sharp
It has been a long time coming But I see the daylight As the year closes I reflect on what has been Joys, sorrows I give homage to the Year that has been For without it I would not be who I am now I bid adieu to the old year And wish it well … Continue reading I see the daylight
Why go to a church When nature’s cathedral beckons? When nature is omnipresent Right here In the physical realm Its truth revealed Concretely before our eyes? I know what’s real Real is that frog on the lily pad Like the king on his throne Real is that bird Like the crooner of a love song … Continue reading Nature’s Cathedral