sweet water

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jul 31 2019 | Comment now »

My poem Our Own Lemon Creek will be published in the Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds.  
The anthology’s edited by Yvonne Blomer. This is the second volume in the series after Refugium: Poems for the Pacific.

Terrible Twosdays

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jul 09 2019 | Comment now »

A little story I wrote from a long time ago about a visit to the doctors office with my son, is up on Terrible Twosdays today. You can read it here: C.heckmate.
Yes, it was a long time ago, and originally this story got some love at OCW (One Cool Word) magazine.

watershed anthology

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 26 2019 | Comment now »

My poem Our Own Lemon Creek has been accepted for inclusion in the yet to be named Poems for the Watershed anthology. This will be volume two following Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. It is due out in the Fall of 2020.

I am also currently working on my manuscript that is slated for publication in April 2020. It has been a difficult time to pull on all these poems and decide if they are ordered right, if they say what I want them to eventually amount to saying.

Ok, back to work on it now. Deadline to hand it to the publisher is at the end of this week.

Patio days have come and I just pray the fires a less this year and the air is easier to breathe.

latest poem in print

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 25 2019 | Comment now »

My poem blank canvases on display is featured in this issue of Event Magazine (48.1). Thank you to the editors who did a great job with the lay out and the art that is on the page facing the poem. It goes so well with the themes of the poem.

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third year in a row

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 25 2019 | Comment now »

Third year in a row I am delighted to hear that one of my students got placed in the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize (The League of Canadian Poets Contest for Youth). In three years five of my students have won and been recognized at this contest for their poems.

This year Jonathan Chu won first place in the junior category with his poem All Purple.

His other poem, Jia,got an Honourable Mention.


Way to go Jonathan! The dedication you show for your writing is admirable.



every month is poetry month

Posted by Daniela Elza on Apr 01 2019 | Comment now »

Happy Poetry Month! Hope to see some of you and celebrate! I will be reading on April 4th. See for details below. Maybe I will see you there. The theme for this month selected by the League of Canadian Poets is Nature. Let’s celebrate her too. Here are the details:

  • April 4th, 2019 (Thursday), 7-9pm.
    Join us on Thursday April 4th for readings across the poetic spectrum. Featuring: Kevin Spenst, Kayla Czaga, Raoul Fernandes, Daniela Elza Also reading: Rhea Tregebov, Danny Peart, Jane Munro, Emily Davidson.
    Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 2N4.

March 17th

Posted by Daniela Elza on Mar 16 2019 | Comment now »

I will be reading tomorrow at Poetic Justice (Poetry New West)

2pm sharp
@ The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster

features
Michelle Barker & Daniela Elza

poetry month

Posted by Daniela Elza on Mar 07 2019 | Comment now »

April is Poetry Month in Canada. And I am glad to begin the month with a poetry reading at the Historic Joy Kogawa House (1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 2N4). Join us Thursday April 4th, at 7pm for readings across the poetic spectrum. Featuring: Kevin Spenst, Kayla Czaga, Raoul Fernandes, Daniela Elza Also reading: Rhea Tregebov, Danny Peart, Jane Munro, Emily Davidson.

There will be food, drinks, music, laughter, bookstore… All poets, their friends, and family are welcome. (Bring food, drinks or $2 donation to the Vancouver Foodbank)
Come and celebrate with us.

it begins with our words

Posted by Daniela Elza on Feb 06 2019 | Comment now »

My essay it begins with our words will be published in Science-Based Vulnerability: Scientists and Poets #RESIST,  by Brill in the Personal/Public Scholarship series. 
Each of the pieces in this book use the seven words banned by the Trump administration in official Health and Human Service documents in December 2017. The words are:
vulnerable
entitlement
diversity
transgender
fetus
evidence-based
science-based

The call asked contributors to: tell your story in verse, creative nonfiction, and/or personal narrative. How does your story represent an act of resistance, a political commentary, part of the dialogue on the importance of art and science?

What is your story of resistance? How does the current political climate influence your work?

*crow morphologies* re-mix

Posted by Daniela Elza on Dec 24 2018 | 1 Comment »

It has been such a gift and delight to hear the new 2018 re-mix of our crow morphologies CD. The CD first came out in 2013. Soressa Gardner had fun with it again and here it is now on bandcamp. Mostly because you asked for it. You can have a listen. The crows are pleased.

So for all of you who wanted to get this album online, you can find it there. It might be a sweet last minute gift for your friends and family who are crow lovers, or just poetry lovers who prefer to listen to poetry.

The crows shift-shape and shape-shift through memory, and language and life. They are the ever present and changing tricksters. There is also lots of snow so perfect for this time of the year. Soressa‘s voice and soundscapes weave through the landscapes and add to the mystery.

For those of you who have purchased the CD and would like the re-mix, I will send you a code for a free download. (Just let me know). Thank you for supporting this project.

I also have the final batch (from the first print run) of milk tooth bane bone books. The poems in this CD come form it.

If you would like the book and CD pair, let me know. The book with more information can also be found on the Leaf Press website.

Wishing you happy end of the year celebrations and best wishes for a year ahead that allows us all to breathe easier in all sorts of ways.