Author Archive | Lauren

Events in May

I’ll be traveling over the next little while – hop-scotching around Manitoba and Ontario (north and south) to read from Following Sea alongside some other fine poets and writers. I’ll also be teaching a few workshops. Readings are also planned for Bracebridge, Orillia, Toronto and Newmarket in June. I’ll post about those next week! I’d […]

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Telling the Truth

Poetry is and always has been how I cope with the hardest experiences of my life. It is an art form, as Mary Oliver said, that connects the conscious mind with the heart. Lichen Bright detailed the roughness of my late teens and 20s while Following Sea recounts my emotional journey with infertility and the […]

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Faith

Lately I’ve been thinking about faith. It’s hard not to when this winter has built itself so tightly around us, with record-breaking cold (-36 with the wind chill today) and a lot of snow for our place in the world. The other night, though, I had a dream that the red-winged blackbirds had returned. I […]

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