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June Poetry Events at Kogawa House

June Poetry Events at Kogawa House

Join us on Sunday, June 9, for the Warp and Weft chapbook launch with Nanaimo poet Carla Stein, and on Saturday, June 15, for a night of Asian Canadian poetry featuring Souvankham Thammavongsa, Barbara Tran, and Chuqiao Yang.

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Blog #2 | Guest Post by Karen Parrish

Blog #2 | Guest Post by Karen Parrish

“In […] haiku I felt my grief was opening into something else and that something was love due to grief, because of grief. Perhaps I’d felt this love all along, with my husband, with our children, our families and friends, but it didn’t feel like just love-love, as beautiful and profound as that is. It felt like a love that was as big as it was because there had been loss, that only through loss could this love be completely seen.”

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