spilling over the wall
All That You Can't Bear to Lose
a poetry/ photo collaboration with my nephew, Jens Gerbitz
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 anthologies Poems from Planet Earth (leaf press, 2013, edited by Yvonne Blomer and Cynthia Woodman Kerkham), Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (caitlin press, 2020, edited by Yvonne Blomer)
Haiku Canada Members’ Anthologies (2015, 2016. 2018, 2019)
Wordless: Haiku Canada 40 years of haiku, (2017)
Erotic Haiku: Of Skin on Skin (black moss press, 2017, edited by George Swede and Terry Ann Carter
the haiku chapbook a hundred umbrellas, 2015, edited by Terry Ann Carter and Dan Curtis)
2017 Haiku Arbutus chapbook this tiny shell (2017, edited by Sidney Bending, Jim Force and Margaret Rutley)
the chapbook Collected Haiku, poems selected from submissions to the League of Canadian Poets' 2018 Haiku Poetry Contest
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).
Haiku Invitational, Sakura Award Winner, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2018
The poem "Three Wishes" was chosen for the 2018-2019 BC Translink program.