Writer-in-residence at in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in March and April 2021
Isabella Mori likes bullets but not pronouns. So, Isabella –
- writes nonfiction, novels, short stories, and poetry
- has published two books of and about poetry, including A bagful of haiku – 87 imperfections and isabella mori’s teatable book
- is the founder of Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize, which celebrates loud, edgy, socially engaged poetry
- is a regular contributor to and occasional editor of Family Connections, a newsletter for people touched by mental health and addiction challenges
- has blogged a lot – more than 1,000 posts, mostly on the currently dormant blog moritherapy.org
- likes to try her hand at translation, including contributing to Reading Canada, a profile of Canada’s diverse literature commissioned for the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair
- is an alumna of Simon Fraser University’s The Writers Studio
- lives in Richmond, BC
- works in psychiatry
- grew up in Germany in a chaotic artists’ household, and has lived in the UK, Paraguay, Chile, and “back to the land” in Ontario
Isabella’s publications include the 2019 anthology The Group of Seven Reimagined, an anthology that sets short stories (in her case, a haibun) to Group of Seven paintings, and the haiku journal Kingfisher.
Isabella tweets at: @moritherapy.
Latest Blog Postings by Isabella Mori
Instalment #4 of not-so-pretty cherry blossoms by our writer-in-residence, Isabella Mori: “Of course these cherry blossoms are pretty, and when the late April wind has them drift through the air and form a delicious pink carpet, how can they not delight? And yet … “
Guest post by Isabella Mori Instalment #3 of not-so-pretty cherry blossom haiku: Every day I spend at Historic Joy Kogawa House, I sit at a desk that looks directly at the famous cherry tree in the backyard. It probably won’t survive much longer. In the storm last...
“Instalment #2 of not-so-pretty cherry blossom haiku: Blossom petals on the ground always create a little anxious ambivalence in me…” Guest post by Isabella Mori.
Guest Post by Isabella Mori. “…People think of cherry blossoms when they think of haiku. I do, too – but so much so that I’ve lost my taste for pretty cherry blossom…”
Join us on April 25 for a writing workshop with Isabella Mori to learn about the history of haiku and to write your own haiku about important moments in personal, cultural, or geographic history.
Mental Health & Addiction: Poems, short stories, interviews, research. Isabella Mori will share their project that combines poems and short stories with interviews and research on the topics of mental health and addiction, from loneliness to neurodiversity and the...