Home and Away

Best-selling Home and Away featured on CKUA’s Bookmark program

Visit CKUA’s website to hear Ken Davis talk to House of Blue Skies publisher and editor Dymphny Dronyk about Home and Away.

Ken and Dymphny chat about how House of Blue Skies got its start, the process of creating a poetry anthology, the fun of working with Alberta’s amazing poets, and how the anthology found its way onto the bestseller lists in both the Edmonton Journal (#2) and the Calgary Herald (#3), as well as being featured in The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune.

House of Blue Skies Presents:

H&A front cover

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

“All language is a longing for home.”
– Rumi

In Home and Away – a sequel to the bestselling Writing the Land (2007) – 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 under your skin… do you carry it with you when you go?

The answers can be found in new poems by Alice Major, Patrick Pilarski, Nicole Pakan, Rosemary Griebel, Shirley Serviss, Weyman Chan, Pierrette Requier, Bob Stallworthy, and many, many more.

Featuring poems by Paulette Dubé, Tom Wayman, Jalal Barzanji, Jenna Butler, Ian LeTourneau, Ben Murray, Tyler Perry, Daniel N. Poitras, Rob Omura, and Suzanne Harris.

Beginning Tuesday, October 13, poems from Home and Away will be featured on blue skies poetry. The anthology will be released in November 2009.

For more information, read the call for submissions or the sample poems.

Angela Kublik and Dymphny Dronyk

Publishers, House of Blue Skies
Editors, “Home & Away” Project

December 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9784588-1-2
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