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JC Sulzenko’s poem featured by Silver Birch Press in the Series About My Mother

JC honours the memory of her late mother in this poem, posted by Silver Birch Press on July 2 as part of its series, About My Mother. Here’s a link to the poem, November 13, 2008. https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2024/07/02/november-13-2008-by-jc-sulzenko-all-about-my-mother-series/  The notes which form part of the post explain the provenance of the poem and include a photo […]

Posted on 2 July 2024 | 3:56 pm

“Anthem” — JC Sulzenko’s call to Canadians to cherish and safeguard their country and democracy

It’s timely to republish “Anthem” JC’s poem, which first was broadcast on CBC radio nationally on the program “Commentary.” When thinking people cannot ignore how democracy and related values are under assault everywhere and how many forces conspire to weaken the fragile balance that is civility, many others pay little heed. It’s as though they […]

Posted on 1 July 2024 | 12:08 pm

JC Sulzenko asks the Prince Edward County Library to bring CS Richardson to read ALL THE COLOUR IN THE WORLD

After championing “All the Colour in the World” at the County Reads debate in April, JC is encouraging the Library to invite author C. S. Richardson to read and discuss this excellent novel.  “I chose to champion All the Colour in the World, a finalist for the 2023 Giller Prize, because I couldn’t put it down. […]

Posted on 11 April 2024 | 9:41 am

For the Total eclipse JC celebrated National Poetry Month with poems about the sun on The County Reads…The County Writes

        Lynn Pickering’s interview with JC aired on Sunday, April 7, after the noon news on 99.3 County FM’s The County Reads… The County writes. JC read her ecletic selection of poems written by poets from the mid 1800’s to today. “Since Prince Edward County is on the path of totality for […]

Posted on 6 April 2024 | 4:09 pm

C.S. Richardson’s ALL THE COLOUR IN THE WORLD: JC’s choice at County Reads, April 18, 2024, in Picton

Here’s the link to the story on countylive.ca about the Prince Edward County Authors Festival’s County Reads debate at which JC will champion ALL THE COLOUR IN THE WORLD, the C.S. Richardson novel which was a finalist for the 2023 Giller Prize. https://www.countylive.ca/five-residents-will-defend-favourite-books-at-county-reads-debate/  Five panellists will attempt to persuade the in-person audience that their title […]

Posted on 27 March 2024 | 6:35 am

County Arts Mentorship Program Panel on March 26 Featured JC Sulzenko

JC was a panellist in the wrap-up event at the Picton Armoury for the first County Arts Mentorship Program, which began in October, 2023.  JC spoke first on the panel and described how she worked closely with County poet Heather Lindsay over the four core months of the mentorship. She discussed how their collaboration evolved […]

Posted on 23 March 2024 | 9:09 am

JC’s collaborative poem with Carol A. Stephen published in Silver Birch Press series on spices and seasonings

JC and Carol have been writing collaboratively for many years. Their first full collection, which seeks a publisher, has the working title of BREATH OF SKY AND WATER. This manuscript includes the poem “Afloat on Flan Pond,” which California-based Silver Birch Press published in its series with spices and seasonings as the theme. To read […]

Posted on 3 October 2023 | 3:11 pm

Follow up: Between Beauty and Loss Workshop and Mentorship Program with JC Sulzenko

Prince Edward County’s Arts Lab programming in October featured JC a weekend workshop which explored the synergy between collage and found poetry. JC welcomed the participation of registered artists and writers. “I learn so much in such exchanges. It amazed me how many of us worked in both collage and in words with imagery related […]

Posted on 2 October 2023 | 7:11 am

For September 30: A. Garnett Weiss cento in memoriam the child victims of residential schools

I did not know what to do                                  Let us stand here and admit we have no road, though what we say can cover truth beneath the bitter ground this year— the past itself disgraced by the ferocity of the […]

Posted on 30 September 2023 | 7:39 pm

“WILD CRONE WISDOM” online reading October 28 featured two poems by JC Sulzenko

Editors Stacy Russo and Julie Artman of Wild Librarian Press (Santa Ana, California) offer a new  anthology of poetry and stories worth savouring. Just published ‘WILD CRONE WISDOM, POETRY AND STORIES” embraces poetry of depth and character. In pushing aside the negativity surrounding the term, ‘crone,’  the editors created a collection that embraces crones, women […]

Posted on 26 September 2023 | 4:36 pm