November 15th, 2021
Lesley-Anne Evans has published Mute Swan: Poems for Maria Queen of the World (The St. Thomas Poetry Series $20) that explores the landscape of the voiceless—voices misnamed, silenced, discounted, subverted. Blurring boundaries, the poet offers a story of spiritual awakening and “unmuting.” Injustice, impermanence, longing, beauty, and love become ways toward spiritual freedom. Evans is an Irish-Canadian poet who writes from Feeny Wood, a contemplative woodland retreat in Kelowna, B.C. Her periodical publications include The Antigonish Review, Barren Magazine, Cascadia Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Literary Mama, Faith Today, One Throne, and Presence Journal. 9781928095071
Photo by Malcolm J. Evans.