At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY



Merging the heart and mind

May 21st, 2021

Susan McCaslin’s new collection of poems Heart Work (Ekstasis $24.95) continues her decades-long focus on contemplative poetry and social justice. But this new work assumes a place in the human heart where “heart and mind, feeling and thinking conjoin” according to her publisher’s blurb. McCaslin’s new work makes reference to the multi-talented German mystic and abbess of the Middle Ages, Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179), an anchoress (hermit) who lived in England, Julian of Norwich (1343 – 1416), said to have published the first book written in English by a known woman author, and the English Romantic poet, John Keats (1795 – 1821). McCaslin is Faculty Emeritus of Douglas College in New Westminster where she taught English and Creative Writing for twenty-three years. 978-1-77171-402-0

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