Tomorrow night I am reading for the first time with the Cobourg Poetry Workshop. It starts at 6:30 at Palisade Gardens–if you’re in the area!
I moved to Cobourg nearly two years ago and since then I learned that the town is alive with poetry. Poetry is personal in my writing world and sharing it sometimes makes me feel more vulnerable than sharing other forms of writing. But the poets of Northumberland have inspired me with their bravery.
So over the Christmas holidays I put together a chapbook of 18 poems in a collection called Songs of Sunshine and Snowflakes. I made twenty copies.
The poems are about the journey of becoming a writer, the struggles of balancing two life ambitions (to write and to teach) with daily living, the cycle of getting lost and found, and finally, the dynamic landscape of claiming one’s place in the world.