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New Story published!

I am pleased to say that I have published a second story, “The Cradle of Civilization”, in/at the e-journal LITERARY MAMA, on September 17th….In keeping with the ‘motherhood’ theme of the journal, it addresses mother/daughter relationships, from a slightly more ‘mature’ perspective….set against the backdrop of a tour of Greece. Well, see what you think….

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LITERARY MAMA reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

LITERARY MAMA reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/archives/2014/01/poetic-and-profane-a-review-of-my-mother-did-not-tell-stories.html#sthash.CgpYe0rj

 

Thanks to LIbby Maxey and LITERARY MAMA  for an insightful and attentive review!

Belated Happy Valentine’s Day,

Laurie 

 

 

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ARC Reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

ARC Reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

I’m pleased to post this NEW review of my recent book of poetry….

by Tiffany Moniz.

 

Happy December! heading towards the shortest day of the year…

 

L. 

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ARC reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

ARC reviews MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES

I’m pleased to post this recent review, by Tiffany Moniz….

 

Happy December,

 

L. 

 

 

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“The Moodie-Traill Correspondence”

“The Moodie-Traill Correspondence”

Hello!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my story, “The Moodie-Traill Correspondence” on the award-winning e-journal, Literary Mama. Inspired by both my mothering,  and my teaching of those colonial “great mothers”, Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill. …. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

 

And how wonderful to be part of the writing web world too!

 

 

 

 

Literary Connections across the Ocean: Canadian-British poet Paul Sutherland

Greetings again….I was very pleased to meet border-crossing poet, Paul Sutherland, born in Canada, who emigrated to England as a young man, but a regular “summer bird,” returning home to Ontario for parts of every summer….he read from his new book JOURNEYING (Valley Press) at “Conspiracy of 3” this past summer, and I told him how much I admired his reflective poems of life’s many “journeys.” We exchanged books, and he was kind enough to share some comments, later this summer, on mine:

“I’m very moved by your book, the way it explores motherhood seems particularly interesting–from young to older motherhood…..The book’s title suggests, without over-stating, the importance of telling stories, and you certainly tell them. The dramatic effect is in part created by the tension between lyrical and narrative forms–one connecting events, the other disconnecting and highlighting individual moments or images. I like the way you do this.” 

To extend this poetic exchange, Paul is coming to read for my Can. Lit. class early this winter, and I am pleased that he has accepted two of my poems for publication in the UK journal Dreamcatcher (issue #27). 

 

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“To Burst Free, Into New and Old”: An Interview with Dr. Laurie Kruk”

“To Burst Free, Into New and Old”: An Interview with Dr. Laurie Kruk”

fingers crossed, trying once more!!!

This is an interview about MY MOTHER DID NOT TELL STORIES, and my thoughts on poetry in general, conducted and written up by my colleague, Dr. Pavlina Radia of Nipissing University, for the online campus journal she initiated,  “NUsense.”  Done in early July on my back deck (my favourite summer location), the conversation was both in-depth and relaxed, as I reflected on my poetry as coming out of the “midden heap” of daily life (not far from our backyard composter).