Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.FULL STORY

 

 

Pain & ecstasy in ballet

July 09th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 Raven Chapbooks Poetry Contest, Kyeren Regehr has published the poems in Disassembling a Dancer (Raven Chapbooks $22.95), an insider’s revelations of a dancer’s life. Regehr writes about the dark side of ballet including the physical pain and the strict diets – “1/4 piece of toast / no butter” – all for the love of beautiful movement. Fellow poet, Tim Lilburn says Regehr’s language “is trim, muscled, momentumed” and that it “soars.”9780973440881

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