OUR CATEGORY : Home & Away

First two launches for Home and Away this week

Dymphny and I hope that those of you living in Grande Prairie or Edmonton will join us to celebrate the launch of Home and Away at one of the two events we are hosting this week: Grande Prairie Launch: TODAY: Tuesday, January 5, 7 pm In the Community Room of the Grande Prairie Public Library, […]

Season’s Greetings

For the past 68 days, blue skies poetry has featured work by a different Alberta poet each day, as we explored the idea of “Home and Away,” and how that idea has shaped our lives. Dymphny and I hope you have enjoyed these poems, written by some of Alberta’s finest poets, and we hope the […]

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 […]

Afterword: Coming Home from Away

“All language is a longing for home,” claimed the 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Although our own writing is influenced by our musings on “home and away,” Angela and I hoped the theme would inspire the gifted poets of Alberta too. If we can gauge it by the deluge of submissions to this anthology project, […]

Loose Change

in the city money sleeps on the street pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters to find a coin portends more to come put a penny in your shoe, walk around like an octopus its tentacles armed with seductive suction cups holds fast its grip, foments strangulating self-doubt a craving for that adrenalin rush the bright lights never […]