spilling over the wall
Above the Beaten Path
A travel memoir written by my husband, Dru Narwani, and me, about our adventures flying a single-engine Cessna 182 into remote corners of the world.
Online publication, first four chapters, available at abovethebeatenpath.weebly.com.
My work has appeared in:
Contemporary Verse 2
two chapbooks, In That Wild Place and Vanishing into the Leaves (edited by Patrick Lane)
the anthology Poems from Planet Earth (edited by Yvonne Blomer and Cynthia Woodman Kerkham)
Haiku Canada Members’ Anthologies (2015, 2016)
the haiku chapbook a hundred umbrellas (edited by Terry Ann Carter and Dan Curtis)
2017 Haiku Arbutus Anthology this tiny shell (edited by Sidney Bending, Jim Force and Margaret Rutley)
FreeFall, “Blue and White Pottery,” first prize (2012). Judged by Patrick Lane.
Jack Gilbert said “irregularity is at the heart of all good poetry.” I agree. This poem is full of sudden conjunctions and artful disconnects. It opens the mind to multiple tracks, seductive pathways, shifts and changes that remind me of a ghazal’s artifices, but this is no ghazal! I was startled and delighted by the shifts from “Ching dynasty pottery shards” to “16th Century Goa,” and on to “Chopin’s garden.” The poem ends with the single word, “Transplantable,” and I love the shadow of “translatable” hiding behind it. The leaps here cohere and the mind of poetry follows them from stun to stun. I was very impressed by the writer’s accomplished audacity.
Island Writer, “After the Opera on Humboldt Street,” first prize (2011).
Vallum, “Dun,” honourable mention (2013).
All That You Can't Bear to Lose
a poetry/ photo collaboration with my nephew, Jens Gerbitz