House of Blue Skies Publishers launch for Home and Away: Alberta’s Finest Poets Muse on the Meaning of Home

House of Blue Skies
Publishers launch

Home and Away: Alberta’s Finest Poets Muse on the Meaning of Home

For immediate release
December 21, 2009

Alberta micro publisher launches anthology that celebrates home.

House of Blue Skies is pleased to celebrate the launch of Home and Away: Alberta’s Finest Poets Muse on the Meaning of Home with three evenings of readings, conversation & refreshments:

• Tuesday, January 5, 7-9 pm in the Community Room of the Grande Prairie Public Library, as part of the “Writers’ Winter Wonderland – A Guild-to-Go Event.”

• Thursday, January 7, 7-8:30 pm at Whitemud Crossing Branch, Edmonton Public Library, 4211 – 106 Street, Edmonton

• Thursday, January 21, 5:30-8 pm at the John Dutton Theatre, Central Library, Calgary Public Library, 616 Macleod trail SE, Calgary

In Home and Away – a sequel to the bestselling Writing the Land (2008) – Alberta poets ponder the question “what is home?” and explore our complex relationship with working on, living with, exploiting and protecting our land and our home.

Are we shaped by what we do and where we live? How does this affect our sense of place? Is home where you reside… or is it where you are from? Can you go back home after years of being away? Does the landscape get in under your skin… do you carry it with you when you go?

The answers can be found in new poems by Alice Major, Patrick M. Pilarski, Nicole Pakan, Rosemary Griebel, Shirley Serviss, Weyman Chan, Pierrette Requier, Bob Stallworthy, and many, many more. The anthology features poems by Paulette Dubé, Tom Wayman, Jalal Barzanji, Jenna Butler, Ian LeTourneau, Ben Murray, Tyler Perry, Daniel N. Poitras, Rob K. Omura, and Suzanne Harris.

The Publisher

House of Blue Skies was established in partnership with the online poetry journal, which provides a forum for emerging and established poets to find a wider audience for their work, with a particular emphasis on writing by Canadians.

The Editors
Dymphny Dronyk is a Grande Prairie-based writer and editor whose work has been published for over twenty years. Her first volume of poetry, Contrary Infatuations, was published by Frontenac House as part of Quartet 2007.

Angela Kublik, editor of, is an Edmonton based writer and editor whose poetry has appeared in various venues, including Legacy, The Prairie Journal and FreeFall.

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