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JC’s new poem for the times, from a bleak place

COUNTING First the children, immune to this assault, their coughs and sneezes innocent for now. Then their parents, our children — not in the crosshairs, but still… These tykes, their dads & moms feel well, grateful for no symptoms, yet wide-aware every breath’s a timebomb tick if they’re carriers. We, the elders/the old, keep distant, […]

Posted on 22 March 2020 | 11:58 am

Nowhere to run

A wall transparent, translucent Easy to walk through if you dare I don’t I stare at the street Sunlit, snow covered empty Put my hands up to the wall Feel cold, cold cold as hard as my choices Be exposed or cocoon Hyper-vigilant, yet numb I want to run, don’t know where

Posted on 16 March 2020 | 1:52 pm

Recently…

JC is very pleased that her work will appear in upcoming issues of VALLUM: CONTEMPORARY POETRY and THE NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW. In May, Poetry Leaves, a poetry exhibition and anthology project of the Waterford Township Public Library (Michigan), will feature her for the second year in a row. “I’m delighted by the reception my found […]

Posted on 2 February 2020 | 5:00 pm

The Light Ekphrastic publishes 2 poems by JC Sulzenko

JC is very pleased that Jenny O’Grady, Editor and Publisher of The Light Ekphrastic (TLE), chose her to collaborate with Baltimore artist Leah Michaels for the August issue of the online journal. The journal exclusively publishes ekphrastic collaborations. JC is no stranger to TLE and welcomes the opportunity to write in response to works of […]

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 11:10 am

JC wrote Poems To-Go at the Birds and Bees fundraiser for the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)

Poet JC brought her impromptu poetry-writing to the Birds and Bees Fundraiser on Saturday, July 27 during two, 90-minute time slots. For a $10 fee, she interviewed willing nature enthusiasts and turned what she learned into a poem with a minimum of 3 lines, which the buyer received in file form after the event. All […]

Posted on 24 July 2019 | 6:32 pm

New Bookends Review: “Suzanne” by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette

JC is back in book review mode at long last. Go to Bookends on this website to read her take on the novel, “Suzanne”, a 2019 CBC Canada Read’s selection, to which she gives an unusual 8/10 score.

Posted on 14 July 2019 | 6:50 am

JC appears on 99.3 FM radio on Father’s Day and at Arts Crawl with a poetry reading on Thursday, June 27

Just after the June 16 Sunday noon news, JC recommends a book that influenced her as part of a panel on Lynn Pickering’s The County Writes…The County Reads, 99.3 FM Prince Edward County. Sworn to secrecy until the big reveal, JC welcomed the opportunity to hype her selection as a book from which every Canadian […]

Posted on 15 June 2019 | 4:01 pm

First prize for “Sacred place where each thing sings itself” by JC Sulzenko writing as A. Garnett Weiss

JC is very pleased that her cento “Sacred place where each thing speaks itself” won first place in the inaugural Wind and Water Writing Contest convened by the Prince Edward County Arts Council. She writes found poetry and centos using the pseudonym A. Garnett Weiss. This is how the Arts Council website describes the Jury’s […]

Posted on 11 May 2019 | 5:47 am

JC attended the May 14 awards ceremony for the National Capital Writing Contest (CAA, Ottawa Branch)

JC congratulated the finalists at the May 14 Awards ceremony in Ottawa. Here’s the link to the Canadian Authors Association (Ottawa Branch) announcement of winning writers and poems. http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/ncwc/ JC felt honoured to judge the poetry entries in this year’s writing contest. “I recognize how idiosyncratic the process is: one judge’s selections are particular to […]

Posted on 10 April 2019 | 8:35 am

Patrick Lane, IN MEMORIAM

With sadness, JC read today of the death of master poet Patrick Lane. JC, writing as A. Garnett Weiss, created a cento for her manuscript which uses lines from individual poems in Lane’s collection of 40 poems, “Winter.” She offers the poem here to pay homage to Lane’s legacy and in his memory. In that […]

Posted on 9 March 2019 | 7:40 am

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