Ariadne’s note! World Poetry is so pleased to welcome Bonnie Nish and the birth of her new book! I would like to thank Pandora’s Collective for recently giving me a Citizens Award. It is for all our World Poetry Family and is greatly appreciated.
Book Launch for Love and Bones! Friday September 20th, 2013!
St. Marks Church, 1805 Larch St. Vancouver BC. 7pm. Canada.
Love and Bones has been lovingly edited by Sita Carboni, Mary Duffy, and Evelyn Lau. The night will begin with a few words from Evelyn Lau and be MC’d by Dennis E. Bolen with musical entertainment from Sharon McIntee-Birrell and Michael Peacock.
Love and Bones, by Bonnie Nish.
Love and Bones is aglow with every kind of love — love of parents, love of the romantic other, love of children, love of cultural inheritance, love of poetry, love of the implacable mysteries of life. On every page of this book you will see how poems can give passionate utterance to the depth, intricacy, and power of authentic human feeling. You will see also how the signature note in these pieces is one of praise. Out of regret, dark recesses of sadness, and mourning come elation, affirmation, and transformative creative joy as in a kind of miracle. This is an utterly moving, nuanced collection full of images and lyrical turns that match the orders of emotion it evokes — and mark it as an imaginative triumph.
~ Russell Thornton
Remembrance and wonder imbue this debut collection of poetry that delves deep to explore “all that is carried in marrow” –from a child’s memories of the family home to a grandparent’s experience of the Holocaust. In poems about family and intimate relationships that are replete with rich images that reveal the complex tapestry of human connection and disconnection, Nish offers us the “eternal pictures” left behind by those we love.
~ Fiona Tinwei Lam Poet
Bonnie Nish is founder and Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society a charitable organization in the literary arts based in Vancouver British Columbia. She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival an outdoor festival now in its tenth year. Published widely you may view some of her work (both poetry, prose and book reviews) in “The Toronto Quarterly”, “Quills,” “WordWorks,” and on-line at Haunted Waters Press, blueprintreview.com, hackwriters.com and greenboathouse.com. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School.