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Centos for the 21st century –lose yourself in BRICOLAGE

On October 15, JC and colleague Blaine Marchand gave a by-invitation, in-person reading from their new poetry collections for friends under the canopy at the most hospitable winery in Prince Edward County, Half Moon Bay Winery. This event followed Aeolus House’s virtual launch of JC’s book of centos, BRICOLAGE, and Blaine’s BECOMING HISTORY on Thursday, […]

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 4:56 pm

JC’s poem published in Silver Birch Press “How to” series

Here’s the link to JC’s poem, “How to find your voice,” in the current series offered by California-based Silver Birch Press (SBP). https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/how-to-find-your-voice-by-jc-sulzenko-how-to-series/ “I took a quasi prose poem approach in this topic,” JC explained. “I love singing and had confidence in my strong voice and ability to sing on key. It came as a […]

Posted on 1 April 2021 | 6:25 am

Happy Birthday, Billy Collins

Writing as A. Garnett Weiss, JC was delighted to contribute her cento, “How the voices of light enter the body,” to the tribute video assembled for the former US Poet Laureate’s 80th birthday, March 22. The poem draws lines unaltered, apart for purposes of grammar or punctuation, from Billy’s collection, “Sailing Alone Around the Room.” […]

Posted on 23 March 2021 | 7:32 am

WATCH JC READ HER POEM FROM Vallum’s ISSUE ON ‘HOME’

JC was delighted that Editors at VALLUM chose her found poem “Whether or not transference occurs” for issue 17.1, which launched at an innovative, online watch party on April 24, 2020. Here is the link that will bring you her reading. https://www.facebook.com/VallumMagazine/videos/174245443751882/ “Whether or not transference occurs” uses words drawn unaltered from death notices and […]

Posted on 22 April 2020 | 1:05 pm

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

JC read her winning cento at Art in the County

The Prince Edward County Arts Council’s inaugural Wind and Water writing contest gave JC the opportunity to submit her cento, “Sacred place where each thing speaks itself” for consideration. JC writes centos and found poetry using her pseudonym, A. Garnett Weiss. She read the poem, which won the competition, during the Picton Art Crawl on […]

Posted on 24 June 2019 | 6:35 am

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

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

Homage to Mary Oliver

When JC read of the death of poet Mary Olive, she paused to remember very fine words by Oliver that will stay with her always. “As A.Garnett Weiss, I wrote the following cento a few years ago, which I offer in recognition of Oliver’s craft and soul as a poet. May her memory as was […]

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 8:51 pm

Ottawa’s Sawdust Reading Series launched “Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology” from Mansfield Press Nov. 21

JC’s poem “Right Here” was chosen by editors Meaghan Strimas and the late Priscila Uppal for this anthology, which was launched by Mansfield Press in Toronto on November 8, 2018 and in Ottawa at the Sawdust Reading Series on November 21. Written to capture the hopefulness of her mother’s friend, this 5-stanza poem exists in […]

Posted on 17 November 2018 | 9:15 am

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